Kelci O’Donnell

Kelci O’Donnell joined the 7NEWS team in October 2021 as a multimedia journalist.  In June 2022, she was promoted to weekend anchor.

She comes to the Upstate from Greenville, N.C. where she worked at WNCT for nearly two and a half years as a digital sports reporter. During her time in eastern North Carolina, she assisted in multiple departments – news, sports and digital.  

During her time in the industry, Kelci has covered multiple hurricanes, local elections, and a countless number of athletic events. In September 2021, her behind-the-scenes coverage of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City was nominated for an RTDNAC award for top original digital video.  

In the Spring of 2021, Kelci served as a women’s lacrosse Color Commentator for East Carolina University Athletics and ESPN+. 

Prior to entering the news industry, Kelci, originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism and a minor in sports media/analytics.  

During her time spent in Blacksburg, Virginia, she played for the Hokies DI Women’s Lacrosse team, where she served as a four-year letterman and captain her senior season. 

Kelci worked behind the scenes with athletic staff as a member of the Athletic Leadership Program and as a Love Your Melon Campus Representative for pediatric oncology patient awareness. Additionally, she was a member of the Women in Sports Media Organization at Virginia Tech. 

Kelci also interned with Fox 29, Good Day Philadelphia during the Summer of 2018. 

Outside of work, she enjoys all things health-related. You can find her at a local gym, exploring the outdoors, or trying new places to grab a bite to eat.  

For any news tips, inquiries, or just to say hello, please email kodonnell@wspa.com or connect on social media. 

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