Delaware Public Media

Kelli Steele

Morning Anchor/Reporter

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.

Kelli joined Delaware Public Media in August 2017 as host of Morning Edition and as its Arts reporter.

A Baltimore native, Kelli has been living in Delaware since 1986 and has called Delmarva her home except for the four years when she lived in Phoenix and San Diego, two years each.

Kelli's work has been honored by the Associated Press and the Delaware Press Association; she's also been named Delaware's favorite downstate news anchor three times by Delaware Today Magazine.

In between working and going to bed very early, Kelli enjoy reality TV, watching baseball, basketball and soccer and exercising, when possible.

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The day before Thanksgiving is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles.

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AAA Mid-Atlantic says the holiday travel volume this year will break a 12-year record.

Delaware’s Drug Take-Back event last month collected more than 76,000 pounds of expired or unused medication.


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As many across the Mid-Atlantic region prepare for a Thanksgiving road trip, they will find that gas prices have remained fairly stable, even dipping a penny or two on the week.


A hearing scheduled to start Monday, where lawyers for the state were scheduled to argue for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the family of a corrections officer killed during an 18-hour siege at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in February, has been postponed by a federal judge.


A new Sussex County health care agency is helping meet seniors’ health needs, while providing them with companionship from their peers.

Rehoboth Transliance

The inaugural Transgender Day of Remembrance Memory Mile will be held in Rehoboth Beach Monday night.

Operation Warm

Nemours Children’s Health System and Operation Warm are teaming up to provide coats to children in need.

About 250 children have been selected to get new winter coats this weekend.


The Greater Lewes Foundation

Governor John Carney this week presented the Order of the First State posthumously to Molly Murray, a longtime environmental reporter for The News Journal, who passed away in July.

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Owning and operating a vehicle can be expensive, and the repair costs are rising.  Finding the right auto repair shop to fix a car can often be an intimidating, confusing and costly process for some motorists. That can be especially true for some women according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.