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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If you visit Rehoboth Beach City Hall, you may notice it has a bit of a new look.

City of Rehoboth communications director Krys Johnson says the new city hall had a lot of wall space to fill and they turn to artists to help.

A newly announced fellowship seeks to make legal support more readily available to low-income families and victims of domestic violence.

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The Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in 13 years, and some of their fans are looking to watch it in person.



The American Red Cross

Weather and the flu are taking their toll on the blood supply at the American Red Cross.



Dover residents now have a new tool to see what crimes are happening in their neighborhoods, an Online Crime Map.



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Two bridges spanning the 10-mile-long Lewes-Rehoboth Canal are set to get makeovers this year.

City of Seaford

Right-to-Work legislation failed earlier this month in Sussex County and earlier this week in the General Assembly, but it is moving forward in Seaford.

The Delaware Contemporary

As part of a larger initiative to create artistic exchanges with Chinese artists and art groups,  The Delaware Contemporary will host an event next month called “China Pop:  Contemporary Year of the Dog.”

For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with Joseph Gonzales, executive director of The Delaware Contemporary, to discuss the February 16th event and talk about exchanges between The Delaware Contemporary, its affiliated artists and China-based arts organizations and artists.


Amazon has narrowed the list of locations under consideration for its second headquarters and Delaware is not on the list.

Courtesy of courtneyrolf, taken October 26,2012. / Flickr, Creative Commons

The First State has joined a lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality.