Tricia Fulks Kelley is a freelance digital journalist based in the Lexington, Ky., area.
A 2016 Knight Innovator in Residence and one of the Online News Association’s 2012 MJ Bear fellows, she holds contracts with the Smithsonian Institution, assisting projects in online presence and storytelling. Her work within the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has allowed her to expand her understanding and writing in various scientific research fields, including biodiversity, environmental change, genetics and food security.
Currently, Kelley is working alongside West Virginia University Reed College of Media professors Joel Beeson and Dana Coester in the development of Black TimeMap, a virtual reality app telling stories of African-American soldiers' experience in World War I. She serves as an adjunct professor at Eastern Kentucky University and teaches and develops online curriculum at the Reed College of Media.
Kelley served as associate producer for The Peabody award-winning, Emmy-nominated interactive documentary, “Hollow.” She previously held positions at PBS Frontline, The Journal (Martinsburg, W.Va.) and The Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Chronicle, and she has written for the publication formerly known as The Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail, WV Living Magazine and various online and print publications.
An award-winning journalist and newspaper editor with honors from the West Virginia Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists, Kelley holds a master’s degree in interactive journalism from The American University and a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial from West Virginia University.
Kelley resides in Richmond, Ky., with her husband where she continues to pursue personal and professional storytelling projects.