Kelsey Kushner

Professional Experience

Previously worked at ABC 21 and NBC 33 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Awards and Recognition

Emmy for a documentary titled “Net Worth” about student athletes and if they should be paid.

News Philosophy

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

“Working for various non-profits, including “A Prom to Remember” Philadelphia, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the beach!”


University of Delaware, 2016.

Mass Communications with a minor in Journalism.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“Sunshine and palm trees.”


Wildlife officials tell Collier drivers to slow down after tortoise found hit by car

Rescuers transported a severely injured gopher tortoise for emergency treatment after a car struck it, shattering its shell in Collier County. Now, wildlife officials...

Man found guilty in DUI crash appeals; family hopes he stays behind bars

Jessica Riner lost her husband Cecil in a crash while on her way to a Christmas party in 2015. Later, a jury found Rene Miles...

Opioid crisis places spotlight on powerful drug fentanyl

When pop star Prince died from a drug overdose in 2016, it was later revealed that he took a counterfeit pill he thought was...

Car dealership employee arrested for leaving scene of hit-and-run crash

A 47-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash, Collier County Sheriffs Office said. The wreck happened at around 11:43...

Collier woman claims suspect broke into her property, attacked her horse

A horse rescue owner is demanding answers after she said someone broke into her property and attacked her horse. Cynthia Gilbert, owner of Track to...

Team of SWFL biologists discover massive python breeding ground

Wildlife biologist Ian Bartoszek says Southwest Florida has a python problem. "In the last five breeding seasons, we removed 10,000 pounds of python from a...

Collier County to face off with Airbnb in lawsuit over bed taxes

Glenn Grant has been an Airbnb host in Collier County for the past three months. He says at the end of each visit, Airbnb...

Old Naples getting an upgrade with new hotel

The Naples Planning Advisory Board approved new renderings to build Old Naples Hotel, a brand new 109-room hotel off Third Street South, today. A new...

81-year-old man identified in North Naples homicide investigation

An 81-year-old man was identified as a victim of a homicide, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Karl George Lievense, of North Naples, was...

Some ‘Snowbirds’ saving thousands by declaring residency in FL

Doug Spence says he moved from Ohio to Florida to declare residency, and is now saving thousands. "Taxes in Ohio are both state and local...

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