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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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.

Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware is getting a financial boost from the Longwood Foundation.



Delaware consumers eligible to get money back in a legal settlement with Western Union have a month left to do so.

The state is looking for residents willing to assist animals in need a helping hand during disasters.

GirlsGoCyberStart initiative

Delaware is 1 of 15 states invited to participate in the new GirlsGoCyberStart initiative launching in February.