Sydney Kessler

Sydney Kessler


Lubbock, TX

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

  Pay It Forward: Giving back to a vet in need

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Are the ice cream trucks in your neighborhood operating legally?

  Pay It Forward: Surprise at lunch for the Llano Estacado Silver Star Board

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Citizens Tower parking not done by Nov. 7 move-in

  Pay It Forward: Large gift for mini horses

  Robert ‘Bubba’ Johnson: ‘I want to be a doctor... because they help me’

  Pay It Forward: Snacks, books and drinks for Shelby and Friends daycare

Sex Trafficking: How you can help

  Pay It Forward: A donation for the Kiwanis Club’s American Flag Program

  Checking the numbers after 10 years of alcohol sales inside Lubbock city limits

  Pay It Forward: Library of Legacies Mother’s Day surprise

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: County reverses stance, releases some bond issue tabulation sheets

  Pay It Forward: Special gift to Frenship’s special needs students

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Engineering qualifications for $99 million bond election

  Pay It Forward: Helping the Brown Elementary Special Education Department

Head Coach Chris Beard’s salary after successful season

  Pay It Forward: Feeding local CASA employees

  INVESTIGATES: Area law enforcement warns, most forms of CBD are illegal

  Keeping motorcyclists safe on the roads, drivers urged to take caution

  Texas Tech study says drivers don’t pay attention in automated cars

  Allergies worsen as dust brings irritants

  Lubbock barber says proposed bill puts customers at risk

  Lubbock Teen Court ends with real punishment

  Pay It Forward: Embroidered pillows and bedding for the Lubbock Children’s Home

  $5,000 pay raise seen as incentive to lure more into teaching field

  Healthwise: A personal reminder about the importance of regular heart check-ups

  Lubbock Police Mounted Patrol shows love for horses

  Buddy Holly Hall set for completion in 2020

  World War II vet shares story of escape from German POW camp

  What is love? Lubbock kids, seniors share advice on Valentine’s Day