Jessica Bruno joined the KFOR team in April 2016 and is thrilled to be returning to the Sooner state after graduating from OU in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

After spending a few years reporting in Wichita Falls at KFDX, Jessica covered everything from severe weather, to storm damage, and the drought which took a huge toll on cities all across Texoma.

As an OU grad, Jessica covered the damage from the May 20th, 2013 tornado, freelancing for the New York Times. In the summers during college Jessica also did several internships, which included KFOR and NBC 5 in her hometown of Chicago.

Reporting and sharing stories is Jessica’s passion. If you have a story you’d like to share with her, you can email her at

Recent Articles
  • 22-year-old police officer who was shot overnight in Tecumseh has passed away

    TECUMSEH, Okla. – Authorities said the police officer who was shot overnight in Tecumseh has passed away. “My department is not doing good,” said J.R. Kidney, Assistant Chief of Tecumseh Police. “I’ve been here about 22 years, and this is our first officer-involved shooting. We haven’t had to live through this yet.” A community and police department are trying to move forward after losing 22-year-old Justin Terney. Terney was a rookie with the Tecumseh Police Department, and it was his […]

  • Cleveland County sheriff says department has not received funding public voted on

    NORMAN, Okla. – The Cleveland County Sheriff filed a civil suit against the Board of County Commissioners because he claims his department hasn’t received the proper funding for the jail, which a sales tax is supposed to help provide. In December of 2008, the citizens of Cleveland County voted and approved a one quarter-cent sales tax to finance maintenance and operation expenses at the Dwayne Beggs Detention Center in Norman. In a civil suit filed by Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester, […]

  • Stillwater neighborhood residents say wild turkeys slowing down traffic

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Wild turkeys have been making a regular appearance around a Stillwater neighborhood. Stillwater resident Mindy Hardy tells NewsChannel 4 she and her neighbors have been making some new friends. “They have been in our neighborhood for a few months now and hanging out behind some neighbors houses,” Hardy said. Hardy is talking about turkeys. At least three have been seen around the area so far. “They’re very friendly, except they don’t really like cars and they will […]

  • Lab report reveals reason for ducks dying at Bethany pond

    BETHANY, Okla. – A lab report revealed the reason that 40 ducks died at a Bethany pond in just a few weeks. A resident who lives near the Bethany pond noticed the ducks who normally inhabit the area were dying one by one. “This is an entire species of ducks that are all gone,” Denise Parr said. Parr said they were almost a part of her family, and they were a community staple. “One lady said, ‘When life gets hard, […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook gives back to community with new reading room

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City Thunder star spent his morning giving back to the community. Russell Westbrook opened his 10th ‘Russell’s Reading Room’ and announced the opening of 10 additional reading rooms. After opening nine reading rooms in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, Westbrook opened his 10th reading room on Tuesday at John Adams Elementary School in Oklahoma City. “Literacy is very important to me, and my foundation and what I believe in, and I think, you know, it starts […]

  • Students, community leaders speak out after teen with special needs allegedly attacked outside local bowling alley

    EL RENO, Okla. – Some students and community leaders are speaking out after a teen with special needs was attacked by his peers outside of a bowling alley. November Mullican witnessed it all. She told NewsChannel 4 she tried to stop several teens from stomping and beating one of their peers who has special needs. “Four people jumped on him, and were beating him up and stomping on his head,” Mullican said. It happened outside an El Reno bowling alley […]

  • Oklahoma City couple honored for helping man with Alzheimer’s

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple was honored for helping a lost man with Alzheimer’s disease get home safely. “I am overwhelmed with gratitude for them for what they did and I can’t thank them enough,” Mary Arbuckle said. Mary Arbuckle’s father-in-law recently gave his family a bit of a scare. “We have cameras and we have alarms,” Arbuckle explained. “I had to leave on an emergency and I tried to look at the cameras at a four-way stop, dad had […]

  • Some Purcell residents say electric bills have doubled

    PURCELL, Okla. – Some Purcell residents are complaining about electric bills that have doubled. Purcell resident Linda Parsons tells NewsChannel 4 that one of her recent electric bills went up by about $100, and she’s not alone. “A friend of mine, her and her husband both work all day and she said ‘so how could my electric bill go from this to that?’ you know like $200 something up to $400 something,” Parsons said. City officials said they’re aware of the […]

  • Bethany residents concerned after they say more than 20 ducks die in pond

    BETHANY, Okla. – More than 20 ducks were found at the Bethany pond in just three days, and officials with animal welfare don’t know what’s causing them to die. Denise Parr feeds the ducks at the pond by her house in Bethany every day. “All of these little guys have names. I’ve known them since they were this big. A lot of them I raised and fed,” Parr said. They’re almost a part of her family. Parr said it’s that […]

  • Heroic neighbor saves the day after alleged Peeping Tom targets south Oklahoma City apartment complex

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A heroic neighbor saved the day after an alleged Peeping Tom targeted a south Oklahoma City apartment complex. It happened over the weekend near I-240 and South Sante Fe. “Police were called by a woman who saw a man peeking through windows into another apartment,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Luckily, the suspect, Eduardo Solis-Lopez, didn’t get too far before police got to the scene. “When officers arrived, they found the man. […]

  • “It’s really, really devastating,” Police investigate fatal stabbing in southwest Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating a homicide after a man was stabbed to death late Thursday night. It happened just before midnight outside a house in the 1400 block of S.W. 21st. “It was the lights, because my bedroom is right there. It was the lights that woke me up,” a neighbor told NewsChannel 4. After rushing outside in the middle of the night, people who live in the neighborhood quickly learned their neighbor had been stabbed. “Why? How […]