Keitha Nelson joined the First Coast News team as an Anchor/Reporter in August of 2013.
She traded in the harsh winters of South Bend, Indiana for Jacksonville's humid summers.
In South Bend, Keitha served as the Morning Anchor and helped to launch ABC 57’s first morning newscast.
This New York native is no stranger to heat and humidity. She has also worked for news stations in Baton Rouge, LA and Biloxi, MS.
She moved to the Gulf Coast exactly one week before Hurricane Katrina hit and says she was baptized by fire.
Keitha has been recognized for her work in journalism and community involvement, winning an Award of Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from Women in Media, an Edward R. Murrow and Peabody for hurricane coverage as a part of the WLOX news team and an Emmy with ABC57 news.
She says the most rewarding stories to report are the ones that help to create positive change in our communities.
Keitha is a proud member of the national public service sorority Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., she serves on the board of directors for Hope at Hand, Inc. a nonprofit organization that provides art and poetry therapy to at-risk youth populations, she’s a mentor with Take Stock in Children and volunteers with United Community Outreach Ministries, working to help end hunger and poverty in Jacksonville.