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November 2, 2023

This episode of News Quiz features stories about the new Speaker of the House, Hurricane Otis, the winter forecast for the U.S., drought in Brazil, salt water in the Mississippi River, China’s space station, alebrijes in Mexico, a giant pumpkin regatta and more! News Quiz is KET’s weekly 15-minute current-events program for students.
Season 39 Episode 8 Length 15:12 Premiere: 11/02/23


This KET-produced current-events program is aimed at upper-elementary and middle school students. The series features a fast-paced roundup of headlines for the week and presents a series of questions to test students’ understanding.

About the Host

Kelsey Starks is a broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a reporter, anchor and producer in various markets across the country. A native of Owensboro, Kelsey is host of KET’s educational current events show, News Quiz as well as other programming. Prior to her work at KET, Kelsey spent nine years as the morning anchor for Good Morning Kentuckiana on WHAS in Louisville.

Kelsey earned a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She spent several years in New York City as a producer for cable networks CourtTV and MSNBC before moving to a reporter position. Her on-camera career took her to Chicago, Washington D.C. and Charleston, S.C. before landing in Louisville in 2008. During her time at WHAS, she was voted “Best Kentucky TV Personality” by Kentucky Living Magazine and chosen as “Most Admired Woman” in Media by Today’s Woman magazine. Her favorite title, by far, is ‘Mommy’ to her three children, ages 13, 10 and 6.

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Season 39 Episodes

April 11, 2024

S39 E27 Length 15:59 Premiere Date 04/11/24

March 28, 2024

S39 E26 Length 15:29 Premiere Date 03/28/24

March 21, 2024

S39 E25 Length 15:14 Premiere Date 03/21/24

March 14, 2024

S39 E24 Length 15:05 Premiere Date 03/14/24

March 7, 2024

S39 E23 Length 15:06 Premiere Date 03/07/24

February 29, 2024

S39 E22 Length 15:00 Premiere Date 02/29/24

February 21, 2024

S39 E21 Length 15:17 Premiere Date 02/21/24

February 15, 2024

S39 E20 Length 15:21 Premiere Date 02/15/24

February 8, 2024

S39 E19 Length 15:13 Premiere Date 02/08/24

February 1, 2024

S39 E18 Length 14:56 Premiere Date 02/01/24

January 25, 2024

S39 E17 Length 15:07 Premiere Date 01/25/24

January 18, 2024

S39 E16 Length 15:35 Premiere Date 01/18/24

January 11, 2023

S39 E15 Length 15:15 Premiere Date 01/11/24

January 4, 2024

S39 E14 Length 15:38 Premiere Date 01/04/24

December 14, 2023

S39 E13 Length 15:44 Premiere Date 12/14/23

December 7, 2023

S39 E12 Length 15:49 Premiere Date 12/07/23

November 30, 2023

S39 E11 Length 15:17 Premiere Date 11/30/23

November 16, 2023

S39 E10 Length 15:36 Premiere Date 11/16/23

November 9, 2023

S39 E9 Length 15:28 Premiere Date 11/09/23

November 2, 2023

S39 E8 Length 15:12 Premiere Date 11/02/23

October 26, 2023

S39 E7 Length 15:18 Premiere Date 10/26/23

October 19, 2023

S39 E6 Length 14:37 Premiere Date 10/19/23

October 12, 2023

S39 E5 Length 15:05 Premiere Date 10/12/23

September 28, 2023

S39 E4 Length 15:01 Premiere Date 09/28/23

September 21, 2023

S39 E3 Length 15:53 Premiere Date 09/21/23

September 14, 2023

S39 E2 Length 15:17 Premiere Date 09/14/23

September 7, 2023

S39 E1 Length 15:10 Premiere Date 09/07/23

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