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

Delaware Public Media

A house that police and prosecutors say was part of an open-air drug market in southern Kent County is shut down and the residents evicted after a court recently declared it to be a “criminal nuisance property.”

Delaware Public Media

As the summer winds to a close,  hours and locations for lifeguarded ocean swimming beaches at Delaware State Parks will change next week.

The reductions in hours is necessary as lifeguards leaving the area to return to high school, college and school sports camps.

Delaware Public Media

There were no winning tickets in Wednesday night’s $432.5 million Powerball drawing.

That pushes the next jackpot over a half billion dollars. The estimated prize for Saturday night’s drawing stands at an estimated $510 million.

That’s the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and a winner could also choose to take a 324 million dollar one-time cash payout.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.

Delaware Public Media

Rehoboth Beach has a new mayor-elect, after he handily won election over the weekend.


Rehoboth City Commissioner Paul Kuhns defeated current Mayor Sam Cooper Saturday 761 votes to 543.

Delaware Public Media

Christiana Care Health System is ranked number three in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News and World Report in its annual report on the nation’s “Best Hospitals.”

West Nile virus has made its way into Wilmington and west-central Kent County.

160 at-risk dogs will be airlifted this week from Arizona to find forever homes in the Tri-State area.


A 36-pound, 3-point-2-ounce blue catfish is the new state record catfish catch in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.