Not many people can say they have a job they truly look forward to doing every day. Kelli considers herself one of the lucky few who loves what she does. A Central Illinois native, Kelli began her journalism career at WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. where, during college, she worked her way up from an intern to a photographer and eventually weekend reporter.
Kelli moved to South Bend to report on WSBT First Thing in the Morning in 2006. After three years working various shifts at WSBT, she left the world of news only to discover she missed it. Kelli was thrilled to return to WSBT in 2011.
The Fighting Irish have grown on Kelli over the past few years, but she’ll always have a special place in her heart for the Fighting Illini. She earned her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Illinois. Kelli is also a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan! When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time at the beach, reading, trying new recipes and attempting to keep the flowers in her yard alive.
Kelli lives in South Bend with her husband (they met 6 weeks after she moved here!) and they welcomed their first baby, Hudson, on a very memorable date: 11/11/11.
You can watch Kelli’s reports Monday through Friday at 5 and 6 p.m. on WSBT.