Kelsey Jones joined the News 3 team in October 2021. It’s a full circle moment for Kelsey, working for the station she grew up watching as a Newport News native. She is thrilled to report for the community she grew up in.
Kelsey knew she wanted to work in news since high school, getting her feet wet doing sports coverage. At Kelsey's alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, she gained experience reporting, editing, and anchoring for VCU InSight that aired on Richmond's local PBS station. She spent four years in Richmond earning her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a minor in African American History. Go Rams!
Kelsey comes to News 3 from Northern Virginia where she worked as a Chantilly Bureau reporter for WDVM25 in Hagerstown, Maryland. She has covered stories from Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, D.C., the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Virginia primary elections and Governor Ralph Northam legalizing marijuana.
Her favorite stories are people within their communities giving back to people in need, along with working with school systems.
Kelsey is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with her family/friends, travel, brunch and mentoring.
Kelsey has always been passionate about helping people. She is thrilled to make new connections in her community and to tell your stories. She is active on social media, send her an email and check her out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
If you have any news tips, story ideas, or suggestions: Kelsey.Jones@wtkr.com