Kelsey Leyrer

Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

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Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Kelsey Leyrer is an Emmy and Associated Press award winning journalist who anchors the morning show on CW Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and also reports for WVLT. Kelsey joined the Local 8 News team in September of 2014.

A proud Vol fan, Kelsey is happy to once again call Knoxville home! She was born and raised just outside of Nashville, but moved east for college where she graduated from the University of Tennessee.

She moved even further east for her first job in Kingsport, TN, as a reporter for WKPT.

Watching football (Go Vols!), going on long runs, and trying not to get bitten by her cat (Bob Costas--yes, that's his name) are a few of her favorite things.

Kelsey is always looking for a great story and would love to tell yours - just send her an email at

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