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KFOR Meteorologist Apologizes for Comments About Muslims

Mike Morgan, KFOR meteorologist Mike Morgan apologized on-air for what he said was a comment that was, “a little insensitive.”

During its 6:00 p.m. show, the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate aired a report about Oklahoma City Muslims getting death threats and being afraid for their lives after Oklahoma state representative John Bennett (R) made comments against Islam. The story showed Muslims bowing in prayer. After the story, Morgan, who was on set with anchors Kevin Ogle and Meg Alexander said, “I’ll tell you how warped I am, I thought they were getting in the tornado safe position, because that’s just what I think about all the time.”

“Earlier today after that story I made a kind of off the cuff remark and some folks didn’t take that very well,” Morgan said during last night’s 10:00 p.m. newscast. “I did not mean to offend anybody with the remarks I made so we’ll kind of clear the air on that. A little insensitive perhaps…it was perceived. So I want to be very clear that I didn’t mean any ill will in that regard, whatsoever.”

>UPDATE: KFOR news director Carlton Houston told TVSpy, Morgan also apologized “directly to each viewer” who emailed about the comment. Houston added, “Last night, I reached out to the Executive Director of our local Council On American-Islamic Relations. It was a positive conversation and I made it clear that as a station, we are committed to covering these important stories with objectivity and sensitivity.

Bennett said Christians need to be wary of Muslims, because “The Quran clearly states that non-Muslims should be killed.”

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KFOR Hires Reporter from Sioux Falls

Ashley Kringen is joining Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR as a reporter.

Kringen, who comes to KFOR from KDLT in Sioux Falls, SD, posted the news on her facebook page,”For those of you who are loyal viewers & constantly interact with me on this page, I want you to know I have accepted a position in Oklahoma City. Thank you for all the support.”

Before working at KDLT, Kringen started her broadcasting career at KVVU in Las Vegas where she was an assignment editor.

KFOR’s recently hired news director, Carlton Houston, begins working at KFOR in two weeks.

KFOR Hires News Director From Tulsa

Carlton Houston has been named news director of Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR. Houston comes from Tulsa ABC affiliate KTUL.

“I am excited about leading a talented staff at KFOR,” Houston told TVSpy. “However, I will miss the spirit of teamwork at KTUL.  This station’s commitment to the community has made it a great place to work.”

Houston replaces Mary Ann Eckstein who left after 33 years at KFOR. He is currently the Region Six director for RTDNA.

Since 2007, Houston has been the news director at KTUL. He got his start as a reporter with KMBC in Kansas City, MO, and has also worked in Norfolk, VA, Jackson, MS, and Tampa, FL.

Houston starts at KFOR on May 28.