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Earthquake Hits During Oklahoma City Morning Newscast

A series of earthquakes at 5:31, 5:47 and 6:25 a.m. hit the Oklahoma City area this morning.

The largest hit at 5:47 a.m. and was 4.2 on the Richter scale. Reactions among the local stations were pretty consistent, an initial reaction followed by a guess of the earthquake’s magnitude.

“Whoa! Oh my Gosh! I’m so sorry,” said KOCO meteorologist Danielle Dozier during the 5:47 a.m. shaker. “This is live on air.” Dozier then waited for the rumbling to stop before saying,  “That was way bigger than what we felt earlier.” Dozier rightly predicted that earthquake was over 4.0.

FOX affiliate KOKH had the most restrained reaction. Chief meteorologist Jeff George was at the tail end of his forecast when the quake hit and said nothing. Anchor Leslie Draffin told viewers the station just felt what she called a huge earthquake and promised to give more info before tossing to break.

CBS affiliate KWTV was coming back from a video and tossing to meteorologist Lacey Swope who yelled “Earthquake!” when it hit.  Stan Miller and Tammy Payne talked about anchors making it on YouTube with their earthquake reactions and suggested Swope take a deep breath after she ducked down and told viewers her heart was racing.

KFOR, the NBC affiliate was showing forecast maps when the temblor hit. “Oh snap!” said meteorologist Emily Sutton. “That’s a big one.” Sutton also commented that the clanking of the lights was the thing she noticed most. Sutton and anchor Kent Ogle high fived after revealing they had both correctly guessed a previous earthquakes magnitude.

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Emily Sutton Joins KFOR Morning News

KFOR meteorologist Emily Sutton will be moving to mornings for the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate.

“This will be a lifestyle change because I will be getting up a lot earlier, but I can do this,” Sutton said in a statement. “Being a marathon runner will no doubt help.”

Sutton, who joined KFOR three years ago, will join Ali Meyer, Kent Ogle and Britnee Bryles on KFOR from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. and Lance West and Britnee Bryles from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on KFOR’s independent sister station KAUT.

She replaces David Payne who left for rival station KWTV, Oklahoma City’s CBS affiliate, in December. Read more

As Snow Hit, Oklahoma City Stations Blanketed the Area with Local Coverage

As a blizzard swept through Oklahoma in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City stations were there to greet it.

KWTV was the first to begin its local news coverage. The CBS-affiliate began at 3:50 a.m., 40 minutes earlier than its regular start time.

ABC-affiliate KOCO and Fox-affiliate KOKH began at 4:00 a.m. For KOCO, that was a half-hour early; for KOKH, it was a full hour.

NBC-affiliate KFOR was the only station not to make an early start, opening its newscast at the the regularly scheduled time of 4:30 a.m. Read more