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.

Ways to Connect

Migrating shorebirds are currently making their way to Delaware. And the Delaware Ornithological Society is looking for people to help track them during its annual Bird-A-Thon.



City of Seaford

Just over 300 residents cast their ballots in Saturday’s Seaford City Council election with just one seat up for grabs.

Matt MacCoy beat contender Jose Santos in that race.

Delmarva Poultry Industry

The poultry industry remains big business in the First State and the surrounding region. And the industry recently celebrated its success at the annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet:

Delaware Shakespeare

A celebration of the Bard returns to the First State this week.

Tuesday, April 23 is Shakespeare Day in Wilmington. And Delaware Shakespeare is offering a way for fans of his work to celebrate it.



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.