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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Gov. John Carney (D) signed legislation making Delaware the sixth state to ban organ transplant discrimination on the sole basis of a disability.

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Discussions are currently underway between the towns of Dagsboro and Frankford to share a police department.



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The University of Delaware Department of Music opens its 2017/2018 Fall Concert Season this week.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Sussex County Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Georgetown is moving.


Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce/Portraits in the Sand Photography

The 2017 summer season is over, but there’s still plenty of things to attract people to area beaches.


Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Everhart says she’s finding that, if weather is good,  people keep coming.

A new scholarship fund at the Delaware Community Foundation will honor the memory of Corporal Stephen Ballard, a Delaware State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

National Hurricane Center

It’s never too early to prepare for a possible emergency.

In this case, we’re talking about Hurricane Irma, which continues to churn in the Atlantic, with 180 mile-per-hour winds.


The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington is hosting two 6-by-6 events this fall, featuring artwork from artists of all ages and stages in their creative evolution.


A group from Brandywine Valley SPCA is heading to Texas Wednesday and Thursday to assist hurricane relief efforts involving displaced animals.


Hurricane Harvey already struck the U.S., causing devastation in Texas and the Gulf Coast region. Now, Hurricane Irma is churning in the Atlantic with it’s track - for now - appearing to take it toward Florida.


But the state’s Division of Public Health is encouraging First State residents to prepare now for this storm or others that could appear during this hurricane season.