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 Town of Dewey Beach is spending around $8,000 to purchase gun vaults for its four police vehicles.

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A mumps outbreak in Delaware continues to grow.


A Community Preparedness Workshop for seniors and people with disabilities is coming to Dover next month.


Delaware Department of Agriculture

Delaware’s 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year has been named.

The honor goes to Doug Simpson of Bridgeville for his longtime dedication to forest conservation and landowner education.

Sussex County EMS photo

Twenty-seven people who survived near-death cardiac events in 2017 have a new lease on life.

Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele has more about a recent effort to connect them with those who helped them survive.

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Delaware State Police are partnering with state’s Department of Education to host Violent Intruder Preparedness and Response (VIPR) seminars starting this week.


Steve Elkins' Family

Plans to remember CAMP Rehoboth co-founder and a longtime equality activist Steve Elkins are taking shape.

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New Castle County’s expanded summer youth employment program will get underway this weekend with an application event.


"Tomorrow Will Be Different:  Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality,” is the name of a new book from Delaware’s own Sarah McBride.


Sarah says the book is about her own journey as a transgender woman.


A funeral will be held Friday for former State Rep. Howard Clendaniel, who died this week.