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Ali Meyer joined the Oklahoma's News Channel 4 Team as a General Assignment reporter in July of 2000. She anchors the NewsChannel 4 Morning Show and reports for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Before joining KFOR-TV, Ali worked as a general assignment reporter at WTVH in Syracuse, New York. Ali graduated Cum Laude from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

Since she started, Ali has traveled all over the country chasing the big stories for News Channel 4. Ali was part of the team that covered the Timothy McVeigh execution in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Ali also spent ten days in Salt Lake City, Utah, covering the Winter Olympic Games. Ali scoured the eastern half of Texas, following emergency crews as they collected pieces of debris from the Columbia Shuttle disaster. Ali was the first reporter to deliver live pictures of the tornado that damaged the GM plant.

Through the years Ali has been honored for excellence in journalism. In 2012 Ali won a regional Emmy for her work documenting a Yukon family's struggle to keep baby triplets alive. In 2009 Ali won her first Emmy for her investigative reporting on a local drug ring. Ali has been nominated seven times for the prestigious award. Ali has also been awarded three national Gracie Awards for her reports on issues affecting women.

Ali has been honored by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Oklahoma Associated Press and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for her investigative work.

When Ali's not chasing news stories for Oklahoma's News Channel 4, she loves spending time with her family. Ali and her husband, Zachary, have four young daughters.

Ali says, "For me, our girls are the reason I love journalism. Anaka, Liesel, Elliotte and Amelia are reminders that I do this job to make our community a safer, more informed place."

Here's some fun facts about Ali Meyer:

Hometown... Carmel, Indiana

Life Goal... to have happy, healthy children who love the Lord

Most embarrassing moment... Too many to count. I'm clumsy..and get tongue-tied easily. That's a lethal combo in TV news!

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when… I used to be addicted to 20/20. Seriously, I spent most Friday nights in junior high watching Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters....geeky I know. I just always knew that's what I wanted to do.

Best movie of all time... Annie

Best part of my job... Storytelling

People are surprised when I tell them… I have 4 daughters!

Biggest life achievement/made mom & dad proud when I... finally won an EMMY Award.

I like to listen to... silence. Seriously, four chatty baby girls at home. Yes. I like silence just fine!

Best part of the day... When there's news breaking. It's pretty awesome to see the whole team come together to cover a news event. Behind the scenes, dozens of people all have their part to contribute and folks at home would be surprised how it all goes out over the airwaves.

Favorite place to be other than home & work... My childhood home in Indiana. It's pretty awesome to visit and sleep in the room where I grew up.

Anything else you want viewers to know about you? Kent, David and I have as much fun off the air as we have on the air. We really are friends when the TV lights turn off. I adore their wives and their kids. I am so lucky to work with two true gentlemen.


Recent Articles
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    NORMAN, Okla. — Norman firefighters rushes to a garage fire at a home in the 700 block of South Ponca Avenue in Norman about 7 a.m. Monday. The home is in a neighborhood not far from Alameda and Jenkins. “It took crews about 20 minutes to get it extinguished because the entire attic was decked. (There was) lots of material in the attic.” said Norman Deputy Fire Chief, Jim Bailey. Firefighters pulled shingles off the roof to ventilate the attic, […]

  • Deer Creek Schools gets creative with singing snow day message

    EDMOND, Okla. — Every school district in central Oklahoma cancelled classes Thursday because of inclement weather. Districts alerted parents through district websites, Twitter, Facebook, NewsChannel 4 and district-wide phone alert systems. Deer Creek Schools cancelled classes for the day about 6 a.m.. However, parents in the Deer Creek district were treated to a musical surprise when they got the School Reach system voicemail. Listen as NewsChannel 4’s Ali Meyer plays the sing-a-gram on the air during KFOR weather coverage Thursday […]

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    Rep. Joe Dorman officially announces candidacy for governor

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Longtime Democratic State Representative, Joe Dorman, took the first step to run for governor. On Tuesday, Dorman officially announced his candidacy to become the 28th Governor of the State of Oklahoma. Late last year, Dorman announced the formation of an exploratory committee as he filed the necessary paperwork at the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. According to his campaign team, Dorman said, “I have decided to take this initial step of forming an exploratory committee to raise the resources […]

  • Could Okla. lottery proceeds build shelters in schools?

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  • NewsChannel 4 family challenge: Super Bowl Snack-off

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  • Oklahoma lawyer met ‘Wolf’ of Wall Street

    OKLAHOMA CITY — “The Wolf of Wall Street” opened on Christmas Day and has been nominated for a slew of awards including five Academy Award nods. Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio won a Golden Globe and he’s up for an Oscar for his portrayal of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The movie is an in-your-face drama about wealth and power in the financial capitol of the world, and it turns out there is an Oklahoma connection to the real-life story behind the […]

  • BLOOPER: Ali Meyer catches giant trout

    OKLAHOMA CITY — NewsChannel 4’s Ali Meyer got a special invite to fish for trout inside the Travel and Transportation Building at the State Fairgrounds during the 59th annual Oklahoma City Boat Show was last weekend. A professional angler taught Meyer how to fish for trout during her appearance at the Oklahoma City Boat Show. Meyer claimed her trout-pond trout was at least ten pounds, although Kent Ogle estimated the size to be closer to five pounds, go figure. Meyer […]

  • UPDATE: Plaza Towers memorial crosses remembering students taken down for construction

    UPDATE: On Friday, the last of the crosses at Plaza Towers Elementary were taken down. MOORE, Okla. – Plaza Towers Elementary has become a place of remembrance for the community. People from around the world come to honor the seven students who died at the school during the May 20 tornado. It is the last place where all seven students were together. According to the Moore Public School District, the memorial is set to come down so construction can proceed. […]

  • New bill for state bond issue to build safer schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Wednesday Oklahoma State Representative, Joe Dorman, will introduce a bill to pay for school saferooms for public schools in Oklahoma. Representative Dorman has championed the issue of building safer schools and currently exploring a run for governor in 2014. According to Dorman, his bill will be have the exact same language as the petition filed back in September to place a measure funding school saferooms on a state ballot. If passed, the legislation would put before voters […]

  • ‘Shining a light’ with Today: Hearts For Hearing

    OKLAHOMA CITY — This New Year, our friends at The Today Show are launching a new initiative to “Shine a Light” on some worthy charities. Here’s more from The Today Show “Shine a Light” facebook page. The NewsChannel 4 morning team wanted to take this opportunity to “Shine a Light” on an Oklahoma non-profit changing lives in our community. Hearts for Hearing provides financial and therapy assistance to Oklahomans with hearing challenges. Here’s more information about how to get involved […]

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    Ship-in saferoom ‘dropped’ in Moore

    MOORE, Okla. — More than 1,300 homes and businesses were destroyed May 20 in the Moore tornado. Many families have already re-built, but hundreds are still making important decisions about how and where they will start over. London Home Builders is building the first home with a ship-in saferoom at a new home site at 1601 Post Oak Lane in Moore. “It’s a monolithic pour.” Jay London said. “Basically all one pour of concrete, and it’s the roof and the […]