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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Hundreds of elementary and middle school students across the First State again have access to free school supplies, hygiene products and other essentials this year. The help comes from the Basic Needs Closets program:


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There’s a new exhibit on display in the Visitor’s Center Gallery at the Historic Odessa Foundation in Odessa.

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Delaware Art Museum’s 2020 slate of exhibitions is set.

left to right:  Sally Oberle, Rachel Mavity, Debbie Campbell, Joan Sciorra & Mayor Paul Kuhns
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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. And some First State cities and towns are taking action to make more people aware of this form of cancer.


Delaware Botanic Gardens

A 37-acre coastal garden in Dagsboro is set to open to the general public next week. 



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A sewer rehabilitation project continues along Route 13 in Dover.

The $8.4 million project is addressing a significant stretch of concrete sewer pipe that runs under Route 13.

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The Smyrna School District is the first district in the state to launch a new program to help students cope with trauma.


The City of Dover’s search for a new police chief is officially underway.

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Weather conditions across Delmarva, especially the southern part of the region, will start to deteriorate over the next 12-24 hours as Hurricane Dorian makes its way northeastward.


But, Delaware will likely feel “limited impacts” from the storm.



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Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is looking for volunteers for an emergency preparedness exercise it plans to hold later this month.