Kelsey Watts

Kelsey Watts is a Fox 12 reporter who covers stories throughout Oregon and SW Washington for the 5:00 and 6:00 weekday newscasts.

She is an Emmy-nominated journalist who is happy to be back home in the Rose City! She grew up in the Parkrose neighborhood on Portland’s east side and graduated high school there before earning her degree in television and broadcast journalism from Chapman University.

She has stayed in the Pacific Northwest for her news career, having previously been a reporter and anchor at KHQ in Spokane and KTVZ in Bend before joining the KPTV Fox 12 team in 2014.

Outside of work, Kelsey and her husband, Alan, are new parents trying to navigate the beautiful chaos of having a little baby girl at home! Harper was just born in March of 2018, and Kelsey has a whole new appreciation for all the work parents do every day! Kelsey also has a grown step-daughter, Natalie, and a Shepherd-Terrier fur baby named Howie.

She loves a good craft beer (aren’t they all good, really?) or a bold red wine, and enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen. She loves taking pictures (especially of her family) and sharing them with you on Instagram at @KelseyWattsKPTV. You can also find updates on the stories she’s working on via Twitter at @KelseyWattsKPTV or on Facebook @KelseyWattsTVNews.

If you have story ideas, mom advice, food recommendations, or anything else to share, she’d love to hear from you at Kelsey.Watts@kptv.com.

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