A trailblazer in sports media in the DMV, Kelsey Nicole Nelson is currently an award-winning on-air host and reporter as well as a multi-business owner based in Washington, D.C. Kelsey has covered some of the premier sporting events including the WNBA Finals, NBA Finals and the Super Bowl interviewing the world’s top athletes. Kelsey has also worked extensively in the entertainment, education and political sphere.
Today, Kelsey works as a broadcast media personality with FOX Sports, MLBbro.com, and "Brother from Another" on Peacock TV and Sirius XM. She's also the founder, executive producer and host of the "Listen In With KNN" podcast. Kelsey is also a regular contributor to Audacy stations including 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore. Kelsey has worked on the broadcast team of the Washington Commanders, the Big East Digital Network, The Draft Network and as a contributor for Bally Sports national NBA coverage. Kelsey also worked as a sports host/correspondent for the DKN Sports Network and DC Radio 96.3 HD4 part of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.
In addition to her media work, Kelsey also serves as the Director of Communications for the National Foster Youth Institute. She also works as a capstone advisor at Georgetown University. Kelsey also has her own media communications consulting company "KryptiaNN LLC" and a community action project "Books Breaking Borders: Books to Educational Bankruptcy."
Kelsey has appeared on shows across the country and internationally including Sports Talk Prime by Amazon, SNY TV/New York Post, WWL Radio in New Orleans, FOX 5 DC, CBC in Canada, Alhurra TV with the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, and Rogers TV London.
A pillar for giving back in the community most recently Kelsey was awarded by the Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Urban League, with the Luminary Award, the highest honor given by the organization. She was also awarded the NABJ Sports Task Force Service Award, at the national convention in Birmingham, Ala.
For her work in sports, Kelsey was named the 2022 D.C. Media Person of the Year by the Washington Chiefs Inc. In 2020 Kelsey was named “DMV Sports Media Person of the Year.” For her work in communications, Kelsey was named to the 2023 Emerging Leaders Awards (ELAs) class by Washington Women in PR.
Today, she is a Regional Advisory Board member for the Tickets for Kids nonprofit and sits on the board of the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. Kelsey also serves as Vice President and membership chair of the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ) and a committee lead for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sports Committee. Most recently, Kelsey was a member of the 2023 Class of the SPJ Future Leaders Academy.