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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Bat pupping season is approaching. And there are ways to keep bats from taking up residence in unwanted places.

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The former Kent County SPCA building in Dover is getting new life.

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The City of Dover has a new city councilman in District Two.


Balloons Over Sussex Festival

Hot air balloons will once again be flying high over Sussex County come September, with the return of the Hot Air Balloon Festival:


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A pleasure boating club is expanding its operations at the Delaware beaches.

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is partnering with Freedom Boat Club Delaware to allow the club’s pleasure boats to dock at the Lewes Ferry Terminal Finger Pier.

Dover Days

A new era in Dover Days’ decades-old history is coming. And a new group is taking over the annual festival.


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The Delaware Contemporary hosts the 2019 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium next month in Wilmington.



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The Women’s Committee of the Delaware Farm Bureau (DFB) wants to give a local artist the chance to add their touch to this summer’s Delaware State Fair.


The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) plays its final Chamber Series concert of the season next week in Wilmington.



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The City of Seaford has hired its new police chief.