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Bill Miston is an award-winning journalist, currently working for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. He has more than ten years of journalism and reporting experience, having worked for Chicago, Champaign, Ill., Rockford, Ill., Green Bay, Wis., and Oklahoma City news operations. 

Bill came to KFOR from Northeast Wisconsin in February 2017. He currently works as a reporter and fill-in weekend morning anchor. When he’s not covering politics at the state capitol, you can usually find him digging through public records and court cases.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma, he previously worked at WLUK-TV Fox 11 News in Green Bay for four-plus years, covering business/municipal development, crime, state and federal politics, and features reporting; he also served as a morning fill-in anchor.

In 2016, Bill won the award for Best Sports Reporting Award in the state from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the story of a high school athlete and college recruit forced to quit football because of concussions, and the effects they continue to have on his life.

Bill’s work as been featured on NBC, CNN, FOX News, The Associated Press and other television stations across the country.

Before arriving in Green Bay in 2011, he spent more than three years as a multimedia journalist, producer and fill-in sports anchor at Rockford’s NBC affiliate, WREX-TV. Bill also spent time working as a field producer, writer, editor and photographer in Chicago and Champaign, Ill. television newsrooms.

A native of Chicago’s south suburbs, he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, with emphasis in political science and speech communication.

Bill’s journalism career began at the University of Illinois, starting as a reporter with Illini Media Company — the independent, student-run media organization — in 2004. During his college tenure he worked as a radio reporter, anchor, and sports show producer and co-host. Bill eventually served as managing editor of company’s broadcast news and sports divisions. He also worked as a freelance sports videojournalist for the Champaign News-Gazette.

When Bill’s not working, you can usually find him hiking, camping, or on an area body of water, with (or without) one or two skis strapped to his feet. Fun fact: before coming to Oklahoma, he performed as a show skier on several water ski show teams in Illinois and Wisconsin. He currently competes in 3-event water ski tournaments, is a member of the Oklahoma Water Ski Federation, and is a certified ski instructor.

Recent Articles
  • Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect arraigned on additional charge

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man accused of attempting to blow up an Oklahoma City bank building was arraigned Monday afternoon on an additional charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Jerry Drake Varnell, 24, of Sayre was arrested last August after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-filled van outside the BancFirst building. The explosives were inert and part of a months-long, undercover, domestic terrorism investigation, according to prosecutors. Varnell was charged […]

  • Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

    DEWEY COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began April 12, south of Vici. Vici is about 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. “We had some reports that someone may have started that fire and we looked at the burn pattern and there is some things […]

  • Night operations continue on wildfire southeast of Seiling despite daylong efforts

    SEILING, Okla. – Firefighters worked into the evening Wednesday in northwest Oklahoma to contain a portion of a larger wildfire that has burned hundreds of thousands of acres since last week. Crews conducted night operations on an area of land about five miles southeast of Seiling, despite efforts of crews on the ground and in the air to contain the blaze throughout the day. Fire officials say the dry fuel on the ground, plus sustained winds and low humidity, easily […]

  • Several homes, structures destroyed in Putnam after wildfires force evacuations

    PUTNAM, Okla. — Several homes and structures were destroyed by fire Friday, set ablaze by wildfires sweeping across western Oklahoma. The state is under an emergency declaration by the governor for 52 counties because of the dozens of wildfires that began April 12, having burned more than 240,000 acres as of Friday evening, according to the Oklahoma Forestry Service. At least one death has been reported in connection to the fires. “This is historic fire weather we’re having,” said Mike […]

  • OEA announces end to statewide walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma Senate leader said he got “mixed messages” from the Oklahoma Education Association as the statewide walkout entered the ninth and final day. Prior to the OEA announcing an end to the walkout late Thursday afternoon, Senate majority floor leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate had delivered on 95 percent of the OEA’s demands; however, he was unclear on what the OEA was still seeking in terms of funding. Treat said he met with […]

  • ‘Fruitful discussions’ continue between educators, legislators as teacher walkout ends its eighth day

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican house leadership says discussions are continuing between lawmakers and a state teachers union to end the teacher walkout, closing its eighth day Wednesday. Demonstrators packing capitol hallways and the house chamber, ahead of another day of normal legislative work, save for the hopes of educators and their supports to ensure additional school funding now and in the future. “It’s dire,” said Vicky Yarholar, a grandparent of a student at Deer Creek Schools, and former educator. “It’s […]

  • Fallin signs lodging tax repeal despite teachers’ wishes, walkout to continue

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The governor signed legislation repealing a hotel/motel tax, contrary to demands from educators to end the statewide walkout now entering its eighth day. Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 1012XX, which repeals a $5-per-night tax on lodging, Tuesday afternoon. The levy was part of a massive tax increase package signed into law late last month, days before thousands of teachers walked out of classrooms in the state, calling for better education funding. The state’s largest teachers union had […]

  • Oklahoma teacher walkout: Day 6 and no end in sight

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Thousands of teachers in the state have walked out of the classroom for a sixth day and traveled to the state capitol, urging lawmakers to increase funding for education in the state. “Yes, we got a raise, and we’re truly grateful for that,” said Sarah Hix Tannehill, a 4th grade teacher at Heritage Elementary in Tahlequah. “Yes, that’s historical. But, we’re up here for our kids. We need more funding for our classrooms, for our students. We’re […]

  • Western Heights teacher, after contentious school walkout board meeting, tenders resignation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of a contentious special school board meeting Monday, at least one Western Heights teacher says he will resign at the end of the year. The board meeting, called to take up a vote on returning to school after the first day of the teacher walkout, lasted for hours as teachers, staff, students and parents voiced their pleas for an extension to fight for better education funding in the state. Ultimately, the board voted in […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers contact OSBI to investigate alleged threats

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that it is investigating at least three potential threats involving Oklahoma lawmakers, believed to be connected to the teacher walkout protests, but would not provide specifics on who was threatened, or to what extent. “These are threats against public officials,” said OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown Thursday. “I can’t get into great detail with you. It has certainly made the lawmakers feel very uneasy and that they were in danger […]

  • House passes online sales tax legislation, dedicates $20 million to education

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Standing room only in the Oklahoma house gallery Wednesday for day three of the teacher walkout in the state as lawmakers spent nearly four hours hearing legislation that would collect online sales taxes from retailers like Amazon. The house passed the $20 million online sales tax bill 92-7, after several legislative hurdles to bring the bill directly to the floor and amend it to send the money towards education. “This is not a new tax, these are […]