Kelley Hoskins

 Kelley Hoskins is an award-winning journalist and two time Emmy nominated reporter. Hoskins earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Fisk University In Nashville, Tennessee. Hoskins is a St Louis native and proud alumni of Berkeley Senior High School where she was her senior class president and crowned Homecoming Queen.

Hoskins is an experienced news journalist with more than 30 years in television news. She is a veteran of both radio and television news coverage and has held positions in St. Louis and Tennessee. 

Prior to joining KTVI FOX 2 News, Hoskins worked for KPLR CW11 News as a reporter. She also worked as a feature reporter and producer with KDNL ABC 30 in St. Louis, a freelance journalist for STL-TV, the government-access station for the City of St. Louis, and a writer/intern for WSMV-TV. Her radio work includes an internship for KMOX radio, and as a radio talk show host for WSFK Radio In Nashville, Tennessee.

Hoskins’ career is marked by many highlights as a producer, reporter, and on-air personality. This includes interviews with former Vice President Al Gore, late Secretary of State Colin Powell, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, and Marc Morial.

The St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Black Journalists named her “Best Reporter” for her feature of History Legends. Her reporting on the Tuskegee Airmen at KPLR TV and duties as host for “This Week In St. Louis” with KDNL ABC 30 garnered her two Emmy nominations. She also has many awards and honors including the St. Louis Urban League Excellence in Media Award for her contributions to the community in media. She received the Metro Area Professional Organization (MAPO) professional achievement award in 2022. Other accomplishments include, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Women in Media Award, Power 100 Delux Magazine Award, NAACP Youth Council St. Louis County Benjamin Hooks Award, and the Berkeley High School Distinguished Alumni Award.

In 2023 Kelley was honored to grace the front cover of Coverings Fashion Magazine. It was a dream come true.

Kelley was honored with a mural from Better Family Life “Walls Mural Project.” Parts of Page Boulevard are lined with colorful murals of prominent members of the African-American Community.  

A gifted orator, and sought-after motivational speaker, Kelley has won first place in oratorical competitions local, state, regional, and nationally sponsored by American Legion Posts, Elks of the World, the National Association for Advancement of Colored People, and many more. Hoskins also serves as a motivational speaker for businesses and community organizations.

Hoskins’ speaking career began at the early age of 15 when she was the first student from her high school to win a national oratorical championship title. This title allowed her the opportunity to travel across the country as a motivational speaker for her own generation. Hoskins was selected by her peers in high school and in college to give the student commencement response for the graduation ceremonies. Now as an accomplished broadcaster, Hoskins continues to speak to businesses, high schools , churches and organizations sharing her insights and inspiring others around the world.

Hoskins is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter, NCNW, and the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ). She enjoys volunteering at schools, and churches. She is a member of the Shalom City of Peace Church. Her hobbies include golfing, horseback riding, and fishing. Her motto is “Not for ourselves, but for others.”

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