Sydney Kessler

Sydney Kessler joined the KCBD team in late July of 2017 and is eager to bring the latest breaking news and updates to the West Texas region. Sydney came from Southern Illinois where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television, and two minors, Political Science and Communication Studies. While in school she worked at two TV stations, WSIU as a reporter and anchor, and WSIL as their weekend producer. Covering everything from shootings, tornados and the budget crisis, Sydney is excited to see what her time in Texas will hold for her. Her passion for TV news began when she was a young girl watching Peter Jennings and Martha Raddatz break news and change lives through a screen and she remembers telling her dad that she wanted to be just like them. Sydney grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with her younger sister and parents, both of whom inspired her love for travel. Having been to Qatar and Costa Rica, her dream is to one-day backpack across Europe. She also loves to hike and camp, and during her free time, you can usually find her watching live music. Motivated and determined, Sydney is looking forward to finding and sharing the essential stories with the Lubbock region. If you have any story ideas that you think are newsworthy, please send them over to Sydney at and let her take a look.

Recent Articles by Sydney

  Helium shortage, online shopping put Party Plus Warehouse out of business

Police: as temperatures drop remember to check in on elderly

A look back at what made news in Lubbock last year

What to recycle after Christmas

Winter storms, high winds pose problems for late cotton harvest

Winter storm preparations ahead of possible severe weather

Lubbock toddler fighting fatal disease

Man hospitalized early Sunday after truck crashes into tree

B-25 Bomber brings history to Lubbock

‘Cops’ filming in Lubbock

Recent rain raises concern for West Nile in Lubbock

Lubbock restaurant rallies to help teen who suffered brain injury

$6.5 million invested in safety systems for TTU Museum

Lost wedding dress found in Lubbock dumpster

Police searching for driver after vehicle crashes into home at 36th & University

Drainage improvements to help with Lubbock flooding

Tips to help kids start school on the right foot

Driver identified after morning train crash, hospitalized with serious injuries

New Lubbock-Cooper East Elementary opens Wednesday

Staying healthy during the beginning of the school year