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Oklahoma City AM Anchor Signs Off

stokes_bye_kocoKOCO morning anchor Maggie Stokes signed off from the Oklahoma City ABC affiliate this morning.

“It’s a sad day for us here at KOCO five news,” said Wendell Edwards. “We have to say goodbye to my TV wife here my co-anchor Maggie Stokes who’s leaving to get married,”

Stokes is moving to Florida to be with her fiancee, former KOCO anchor and current WSVN reporter, Brandon Beyer.

Before joining the station in December 2009 as weekday traffic reporter, Stokes worked at KOTV in Tulsa, OK.  She started her career in Denison, TX.

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Katy Blakey Promoted to Weekend Anchor at KOCO

Katy Blakey has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at KOCO, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.

Blakey has been a general assignment reporter for the station since June 2011. She will join co-anchor Dan Thomas and meteorologist Danielle Dozier on the newscast beginning Saturday.

“Katy has proven herself a terrific journalist and a great servant for our community. We expect great things from her in this new role with Eyewitness News 5,” KOCO news director Stephanie Croswait said in a statement. Read more

Oklahoma City’s KOCO Shuffles Morning Anchors

Oklahoma City’s KOCO is shaking up the weekday morning anchor team.

Maggie Stokes and Wendell Edwards have been named anchors of the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast, replacing Anita Blanton and Mat Garcia. Stokes and Edwards debuted this morning.

“Maggie and Wendell are great journalists dedicated to serving Oklahoma viewers,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “We look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles with the station.” 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