Kelsey Marier became a Producer/Reporter at KOLO 8 News Now in October 2018. She has since been promoted to full-time general assignment Reporter and is now an Emmy-award winning journalist. Kelsey helped co-lead the design and production of the first and only local 10pm newscast in Northern Nevada.
Before coming to KOLO, she worked at WCTV, the CBS-affiliated station in Tallahassee, Florida for nearly three years. She worked as an overnight producer for the morning show, later getting the opportunity to report on weekend mornings. She also led the design and production of the inaugural 4pm newscast. Kelsey produced a number of events while in Florida, including four major hurricanes, the Parkland school mass shooting, the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting, and the 2016 Presidential election.
Prior to moving to the sunshine state, Kelsey graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Arts in Media. She scored her first job out of college at WDIO, the ABC-affiliated station in Duluth. Before heading north to college, Champlin, Minnesota is where she called home.
Ever since she was little, Kelsey knew she wanted to work in broadcast news. She has a strong passion for writing and telling people's stories. In high school, Kelsey starred on the daily news program and worked for the school's newspaper. In college, she interned for a radio station in Minneapolis, and a writer's blog in Duluth. She also produced a first-of-its-kind video report series for the university's student-run news website. Kelsey is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Phi Sigma Sigma international social sorority.
Outside of work, a perfect day in Kelsey's world would start with a great cup of coffee or tea and brunch with friends. Then, an afternoon of exploring the outdoors, preferably with a dog near a lake or snowboarding in the mountains. Later, maybe a bit of retail therapy, getting frustrated putting together a puzzle, or perhaps reading a good thriller in a cozy chair, followed by a homemade meal surrounded by family. Kelsey is a foodie and is constantly taking food or restaurant recommendations. She will also always ask to pet your cat or dog, as she has a strong love for animals!
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