Abby Broyles is an award-winning journalist from Oklahoma City. She is a fill-in anchor and reports in the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekday newscasts.

Broyles began her on-air career in Tyler, Texas. She was a reporter and weekend anchor at KYTX – CBS 19 before taking a reporter position at a CBS affiliate in Oklahoma. She took a year off from news to do entertainment as the host of “Oklahoma Live” on KSBI – TV. As a talk show host, she had her own series called “Only in Oklahoma with Abby Broyles” in which she composed feature packages on people, places and businesses unique to Oklahoma.

Since joining KFOR, Broyles has traveled all over the Sooner State chasing big stories. She received a 2015 Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for her live coverage from the state penitentiary on the stay of execution for Richard Glossip. Since she covers the court beat, you can frequently see her reporting on high profile trials in both state and federal courts. Broyles has also covered the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma over the past few years, interviewing countless families and following recovery efforts.

Broyles is currently pursuing her law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She also visits local elementary schools to read to students and speaks to high school and college journalism classes.

Recent Articles
  • “This was not in my plans,” Ken Richardson buys back his company after previous owner indicted on federal charges

    OKLAHOMA – You may have seen the commercial on NewsChannel 4. There’s a new look for the Richardson Homes advertisements. The original owner bought back his company after the previous owner got indicted on federal charges. Ken Richardson told NewsChannel 4 he never saw this coming. “This was not in my plans, it was not something I wanted to do, but I felt like it was necessary. It’s my name on this company, and I put a lot of work […]

  • Rape, incest and court fees at center of fiery debate over anti-abortion bill at Oklahoma Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial anti-abortion bill passed the House Tuesday, but not before a heated debate over the Bible, rape, and incest. HB1549 punishes doctors who perform abortions if the mother is seeking one because of a genetic disorder. “Abortion offends God, plain and simple,” Rep. John Bennett said on the House floor. The debate went on for more than an hour Tuesday. “I heard statements of ‘why are we wasting our time on a pro-life bill up here? […]

  • Homeowners furious over rezoning metro property for new Warren Theater

    OKLAHOMA – Dozens of homeowners showed up to a heated meeting over a possible movie theater near 122nd and Eastern. The developers and City Council John Pettis were at the meeting to answer questions about the Warren Theater project. People in the area simply don’t want it there. The area needs to be rezoned for commercial use. Frustrations boiled over Monday night. People living near the Kilpatrick and Eastern said they were kept in the dark. There have also been […]

  • Oklahoma law allows Sen. Ralph Shortey to keep his state retirement even if convicted of prostitution with a minor

    OKLAHOMA – Senator Ralph Shortey is free on bail, charged with three felony counts. Thursday morning, prosecutors charged him with engaging in prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution. Shortey has yet to resign from the Oklahoma Senate, and NewsChannel 4 has learned he will be able to keep his state retirement, even if he’s convicted. Shortey, in a suit and tie, turned himself in around noon Thursday. He spent a […]

  • Ralph Shortey suspended from Senate activities, police report released of motel incident with teenage boy

    MOORE, Okla. – Moore police released a redacted report Wednesday containing the details of the incident at a motel that has Senator Ralph Shortey facing criminal charges. When police went to check on a juvenile at the Super 8 in Moore last Thursday, officers said they smelled a “strong odor of raw marijuana” coming from Room 120. A redacted Moore police report shows officers found a juvenile and an adult man inside. The district attorney has confirmed the adult is Senator […]

  • Oklahoma Senator under investigation for incident at motel with teen boy

    MOORE, Okla. – Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey is under investigation for an incident at a motel with a teenage boy. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn told NewsChannel 4 the boy is 16 or 17, and that is the age of consent in Oklahoma. Shortey is 35. The incident took place at a Super 8 in Moore. We’re told police are reviewing text messages between Senator Shortey and the teen to determine if anything criminal has occurred. It was those text messages […]

  • “There is a significant disconnect,” Criminal justice reform leaders criticize legislature for trying to overhaul SQ 780

    OKLAHOMA CITY – You voted for it. Now, some Oklahoma lawmakers want to undo it. In November, voters passed State Questions 780 and 781, which would reform some drug offenses in Oklahoma. “There is a significant disconnect between the voters of Oklahoma and the state legislature,” said Kris Steele, chairman of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform. Former House Speaker Steele led the push for SQ 780 and 781. Nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters passed the measures. 780 reduces some […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Oklahoma man who spent years in prison for rape he didn’t commit will finally receive compensation from the state

    OKLAHOMA – Thomas Webb III was convicted in 1983 for the rape of an OU student. He spent 14 years locked up for a crime he didn’t commit, and he’s waited another two decades to be compensated by the State of Oklahoma. Now, after being told “no” over and over again, the state has agreed to write him a check. “My life didn’t really mean anything to anybody,” Webb said. The criminal justice system isn’t perfect. For Webb, it’s been […]

  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Tulsa dentist, Tulsa Christian School after metro baby killed

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The mother of a baby allegedly murdered by her dentist boyfriend is suing. 19-month old Lincoln Lewis was killed in July 2016. Tulsa dentist Bert Franklin is sitting in jail accused in the murder. Now the boy’s mother, Roxanne Randall, suing Franklin, her former boyfriend, in a wrongful death lawsuit. Court documents allege “Franklin violently attacked, assaulted, abused and battered” 19-month old Lewis, causing his death. Randall is also suing Victory Christian Center in Tulsa. She’s accusing […]

  • More than 40 employees send “ineffective leadership” complaint to OSBI commission

    OKLAHOMA – Dozens of employees at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said they’re working under what they call ineffective leadership. The director even stepped down then took his resignation back. Monday, the OSBI spokesperson would only say she and the director have not seen the complaint. It was submitted to the OSBI commission. OSBI employees accuse Director Stan Florence of ineffective leadership in the complaint exclusively obtained by NewsChannel 4. Employees wrote: “intra-agency unity held under previous leadership has […]

  • Authorities force local artist to take down political art projection at State Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A local artist had a message for state lawmakers, and he put it right on the side of the Capitol. But now, his artwork is gone after a run-in with the highway patrol. An Oklahoma musician and political activist shined bright at 23rd and Lincoln. Local artist Jack Fowler had a strong message for leaders at our state capitol. On Woody Guthrie’s guitar were the words “How Did It Come To This.” “He had a choice last […]