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Justin Dougherty Joins KWTV in Oklahoma City

After two years at KOLR-KOZL in Springfield, Mo., Justin Dougherty is leaving to join KWTV in Oklahoma City.

“Justin, you’ve done it all. You’ve done sports, you’ve done news, you’ve done anything that anyone has ever asked you to. You’re a very hard worker,” Shannon Miller said on Dougherty’s final newscast last week. “A great asset to the station. You will be missed.”

Watch Dougherty’s goodbye, via his Facebook page:

KOCO Traffic Reporter Signs Off

calderon_kocoRachel Calderon, traffic reporter for Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO, signed off from the station this morning.

Calderon tweeted, “Gonna miss moments like this. Today’s my last day w/ #koconews. Change can be tough but #DaringGreatly.” You can also watch Calderon’s on set goodbye by clicking here. KOCO’s website doesn’t support embedding video.

Calderon started he career at KGWN in Cheyenne, WY. She has also worked as weekend anchor and reporter at WILX in Lansing, MI, and at WXMI in Grand Rapids, MI. She was also a field producer for NBC Sports at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

KWTV Anchor Kisses Pig for Charity


When KWTV held a contest to raise money for the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program during the Oklahoma State Fair the goal, other than raising money for a worthy charity, was to make one of their anchors kiss a pig.

Viewers donated to the cause in the name of the Oklahoma City CBS affiliate anchor they wanted to see pucker up with the porker. The winner was chief meteorologist David Payne who raised more than $2,600. He kissed his pig last week. Click here to view the video of that.

But due to some behind the scenes finagling between co-anchors Bobbie Miller and Tammy Payne plus a $5,000 donation from a corporate sponsor, morning anchor Stan Miller got to take a turn in the kissing booth. Read more

KFOR’s Mike Morgan to Receive Award for Keeping Oklahomans Safe in Tornadoes

PrintA few months after being blamed for putting Oklahoma City viewers in danger during a series of tornadoes that hit the state, Mike Morgan will be one of three Oklahoma City meteorologists slated to receive the Lee Allen Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award “for his tireless efforts to keep others safe and informed during the May tornadoes.”

Joining the meteorologist for the local NBC affiliate KFOR will be Gary England, former chief meteorologist for CBS affiliate KWTV, and Damon Lane, meteorologist for ABC affiliate KOCO.

“These exceptional weathermen were three of the many heroes who emerged as the deadly tornadoes battered our state in May,” OC president John deSteiguer said in a statement. “Their expertise, instincts and professionalism saved countless lives. Their invaluable service under pressure embodies the spirit of Oklahoma.” Read more

Meteorologist Aaron Brackett Joins KFOR

aaron brackett kforMeteorologist Aaron Brackett has joined KFOR, the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City. He comes from Tucson ABC affiliate KGUN.

“In Tucson this past May, I watched what was happening here and afterwards I knew I wanted to come and work here. I want to use my skills, everything I’ve learned to help save lives,” Brackett said in a statement. “Between college and now I have covered approximately 26,000 miles storm chasing and am ready to help 4Warn Oklahomans when the weather turns severe.”

Brackett has previously worked as a meteorologist at WREX, the NBC affiliate in his hometown of Rockford, Ill.

KWTV Graphic Gives Woman Busted for DUI Happy Ending

An Oklahoma County Clerk had quite the night if you were to believe everything Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV wrote about her in a graphic.

Anchor Kelly Ogle told viewers during last night’s 10:00 p.m. news elected official Carolyn Caudill had “bonded out of jail” after being arrested for DUI, but the graphic told a different story.

After seeing the graphic on twitter, one user quipped, “I guess that’s what the smile is for.”

Sportscaster Abigail Ogle Joins KOCO

Abigail Ogle has joined KOCO, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, as a sports anchor and reporter.

Ogle was most recently at KSBI, the MyNetworkTV affiliate in Oklahoma City, where she hosted a daily half-hour sports program.

“Abigail will deliver sports from a fresh perspective,” KOCO news director Rebecca Gaylord said in a statement. “Finding and reporting stories that go beyond just scores and highlights is her specialty.”

Ogle is the daughter of Kevin Ogle, the primary anchor at rival KFOR.

Michelle Apon Says Goodbye to KOKH

Weekend weather anchor and social media reporter Michelle Apon said goodbye to Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH this morning.

Though the station made no mention of her departure on air, she told viewers on her facebook page, “It’s my last day at KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma. Tune in, friends!”

Apon started her career at WGXA in Macon, GA, in 2008. TVSpy reached out to Apon to find out where she’s headed, but has not heard back. We will update when we do.

Lacie Lowry to Anchor for KWTV

Lacie Lowry will move from anchoring weekends at Griffin Communications’ Tulsa, OK, CBS affiliate KOTV to anchoring weekdays at Griffin’s Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV.

She told TVSpy she’s excited to join KWTV as the 4:00 p.m. anchor in mid-September.

Lowry started at KOTV as a reporter in July 2010 and was named weekend anchor in September 2012. She started her career at KTXS in Abilene, TX, and has worked at KGBT in Harlingen, TX.

[Tulsa News Today]

KOCO Names Bryan Keating Sports Director

Bryan Keating has been named sports director for Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO.

Keating announced the news on his twitter feed, “Just signed a contract to be the Sports Director for KOCO in OKC. Couldn’t have imagined this day when I just a kid growing up in Edmond.”

Keating has been at KOCO since 2012. He replaces former sports director Bob Irzyk, who recently left the station. Before coming to KOCO, Keating was the sports director at KTXS in Abilene, TX..

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