Today was her last day at the station.
Watch above as Lewis says goodbye and talks about the next phase of her life.
Kozak previously worked as a meteorologist at Tulsa’s Fox affiliate KOKI.
Today is his last day at the station.
Richard, a native Oklahoman who’d been with KJRH for two years, said farewell via Twitter after his final story in Tulsa Friday:
“Reporting Live.. Brandon Richard, 2News Works For You”… Just said that phrase for the last time!
— Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) September 5, 2014
KJRH anchor Justin Wilfon bid farewell to viewers at Tulsa’s NBC affiliate, ending nine years with the station. “I’ll miss all my co-workers and Tulsa, he said. “My nine years here really have been the best years of my life.”
The station aired a retrospective package and had an on-set farewell, letting viewers know he’s leaving the station, but staying with the company:
Justin, who’s been with 2NEWS since 2008, is heading north to our sister station in Kansas City where he will host a new program, The NOW KC.
Beginning in September, viewers can see Justin weekdays at 4 p.m. on 41 Action News and KSHB.com.
Yvonne Lewis, a weekend anchor and reporter for Tulsa’s KTUL, has decided to leave the world of TV news. According to an article in Tulsa World, the newswoman doesn’t know what she’s going to do next.
“I’m like a blank canvas. I have surrendered to God and am allowing Him to complete His masterpiece,” Lewis said. “I will say this is definitely a faith walk.”
Lewis had been at the ABC affiliate for 28 years. Her last on-air appearance will be sometime in September. A replacement has yet to be announced.
According to Tulsa World, Hood was on his way to a college class December 5 when, Owaso police say, Shea Lynn McClain ran a stop sign and hit Hood’s car. Hood died at the scene.
McLain has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and child neglect
McClain reportedly had a child in the SUV at the time, court records state.
Shortly after Hood died, KJRH Chief Photographer Phill Willette said the journalist “carried himself professionally, and, more importantly, he possessed an empathy and sensitivity for the people he was covering. … That’s a trait you can’t teach anyone, and he was wise beyond his years for having that gift.” Read more
KOKI reporter Farron Salley was covering a robbery at a local Burger King this morning. Afterwards, the reporter for the Tulsa FOX affiliate tweeted out a link to an instagram photo showing her wearing a Burger King crown with the caption “Robbery at Burger King… Employees wouldn’t talk on camera but they gave me a crown. #NotMyWay”
The tweet and photo have since been removed, but TVSpy got a screen shot of both. You can see a screen grab of the tweet after the jump.
“The past 10 years have been exciting, challenging… a dream come true! I have met so many wonderful people and have made lifelong friends. I will miss the crazy news business but I’m excited for a new challenge and new adventure with my family,” Silk wrote on Facebook.
Silk said her husband has accepted at job in Oklahoma City, and she is looking for a job and planning “to spend some extra time with my little one.”
Tulsa CBS affiliate KOTV has added an HD camera to its news chopper.
Osage SkyNews6 is the only station owned news helicopter patrolling the skies of Tulsa. Now, the station said it can better “follow a car chase suspect on foot,” “pick up papers on the ground,” and help track storms in greater detail as they roll in.
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