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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"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.


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The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership, Inc., recently announced this year’s John H. Taylor Jr. Education Leadership award winner.


The St. Georges Bridge over the C&D Canal will be closed for repairs this fall.

The four-month project is expected to have an impact on area motorists.



Scott Koenig officially took over as Dewey Beach town manager last week.


Dover Days

The 2018 Dover Days Festival will have a different look.


2017 Participating artist, Stacy Acevedo, in front of her work (Photo fromn Rehoboth Art League)

The Rehoboth Art League puts the spotlight on the works of 250 young artists starting this weekend.


Students from 25 public and private schools are featured in the 22nd Annual “Young at Art” exhibit opening at the Arts League’s campus in Henlopen Acres.

For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with Paula Holloway - education programs director at the Art League about the exhibition.


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Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware are being urged to be aware of a new Medicare scam.


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A huge tree-planting project is planned this weekend at Blackbird State Forest in Townsend. And the Delaware Forest Service is looking for volunteers.


City of Rehoboth Beach

The City of Rehoboth Beach is getting a new flag.