Kelsey Starks Media, LLC
I've worked in the broadcast news business for more than 20 years, many more if you count my days DJ'ing as a kid when my dad worked at the local radio station. My love of broadcast started young. It really came into clear view when I took a class called 'video production' in high school and started working in our school's television studio.
After graduation, I majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Kentucky. After four years there my professors aptly told me that I would need to "start small" and move to a small town to begin my reporting career. I didn't like the sound of that so I moved to New York City instead.
I started as an intern at Court TV and moved up quickly as a production assistant and eventually associate producer. I worked with Nancy Grace, Savannah Guthrie, Fred Graham and Lisa Bloom and learned something new everyday. I helped produce live trial coverage for major news stories like the disappearance of Laci Peterson and the trials of Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant. I also produced documentaries and episodes for shows like Forensic Files and Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice.
I left New York to pursue my reporting career by earning a Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. During my time in Chicago, I worked for the local PBS affiliate and as a political reporter in Washington, DC for Lexington, Kentucky station WTVQ. From there, I went on to be a reporter and producer for ABC affiliate WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. It wasn't long before my Kentucky roots were calling me back. When I was offered a job at WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky I thought I would likely stay for a few years before moving on to the next stop. Eight years and three children later, I was calling Louisville home.
Anchoring a morning show had always been my dream and after 8 years of waking up at 2am, I realized being home and present for my family was my new dream. I was fortunate to be able to say goodbye to my television career and spend time at home with my kids. I was also fortunate to get a part-time job hosting a show called "News Quiz" for our local PBS affiliate, KET. I continue to bring current events to classrooms across the globe in this weekly broadcast.
Never one to sit still, I developed my own business after several contacts asked me to do media training for their companies. Now that video is such a mainstay of any business, I found the techniques that I used years in television are easily translated to business whether on video conference calls, websites or social media.
Helping you be your best self on camera is truly my passion. I can't wait to see how good video changes your business for the better!