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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Delaware’s 2nd annual Open Data Challenge is this weekend.


2016 was another record-breaking year for tourism in the First State.


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Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, is teaming up with local artist John Donato to create a special “History of Selbyville” mural in one of the school’s hallways.

Students began painting the mural in January and will continue working on it until its unveiled March 7.

And the school is also host a series of related special events leading up to that unveiling.

For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with Laurie Hall, Phillip C. Showell Elementary School art teacher and the murals’ creator and artist John Donato.


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The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover and Del-One Federal Credit Union are teaming up to celebrate the museum’s 25th Anniversary.


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The Delaware State Police is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2018 Citizens Police Academy.


Food Bank of Delaware

Perdue Farms has stepped up to the plate to help Delaware families struggling with food insecurity.


Delaware Forest Service

Trees are Terrific...and Perfect for Pollinators. That’s the theme for this year’s statewide K thru 5 Arbor Day Poster Contest.


Blue Heron Agility Association of Delaware wants to make sure every police K-9 in the First State has a protective vest and is working to make that happen.



Photo courtesy of Deborah L. Cooper.

Delaware Seashore State Park is shining a spotlight on a World War II-era Tower in Lewes - literally.

One of the largest school districts in Sussex County is training its entire staff  how to recognize and respond to signs of child sexual abuse.

The Stewards of Children training is coming to the Cape Henlopen School District.