Ali Meyer joined the Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 Team in July of 2000. She anchors the NewsChannel 4 Morning Show and files special reports for the 10 p.m. news.

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.

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. She spent ten days in Salt Lake City 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 spent months after the deadly Moore tornado of 2013 working on investigative news stories highlighting the lack of tornado saferooms in Oklahoma schools.

Through the years Ali has been honored for excellence in journalism. Ali won an Edward R. Murrow Award for documenting the survival of Moore tornado victim Edith Morales. Ali has earned three regional Emmy Awards for her investigative and long-form reporting work. She also earned a National News Emmy Award as part of the KFOR team coverage of the 2013 Moore Tornado. Ali has been nominated eleven times for the prestigious regional Emmy award. Ali has also been awarded four 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 journalistic integrity.

When Ali’s not chasing news stories, she focused on her family. Ali and her husband, Zachary, have four daughters.

Recent Articles
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    Attempted escape at the Oklahoma County Jail

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Escapes at the Oklahoma County Jail – it is a fortress on the west-end of downtown Oklahoma City. But, last week, someone tried. About 6:30 a.m. on Monday, as most of the inmates were sound asleep, Kylee Smith, 20, was just getting settled in at the county jail. According to detention officers, Smith has a background in gymnastics and put those skills to the test. Jailers report Smith was cuffed to a bar waiting to be processed when she […]

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    Hiker warns others after dangerous incident at Lake Thunderbird State Park

    NORMAN, Okla. — It is Fall Break in Oklahoma and many families will be spending the weekend at a state park. One hiker is warning others to watch out for questionable practices at the State Department of Tourism. Ben Fenwick went hiking at Lake Thunderbird State Park when he had a run-in with an allegedly violent group which had taken over a part of a camping area. Fenwick lives nearby and drives over to hike regularly. But, a few weeks ago he tried to […]

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    Watch this pelican have surgery to fix two broken legs

    NOBLE, Okla. — Did you know landlocked Oklahoma is home to large sea birds during the winter months? In fact, the Sooner State is part of a migratory route for North American pelicans. On Thursday, a first-year pelican found herself in desperate need of some medical attention after crash landing on I-35 near the Texas border. “We had rain the other day,” said WildCare Foundation director, Rhondi Large. “The road could have looked like water to a young pelican, especially at night during […]

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    Federal agency is making a big change to nursing home admission

    OKLAHOMA CITY — If you have ever moved a loved one to a nursing home, you know about the giant stack paperwork that needs to be signed upon admission. For most, the fine print contains a forced arbitration clause, which means if something goes terribly wrong, your family cannot sue. It’s called “binding arbitration” and it was the norm in Oklahoma and around the country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now ended the practice saying in […]

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    Off-duty officer busts brazen shoplifter in parking lot scuffle

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – The Midwest City Home Depot store was the scene of some after-hours crime-fighting last week. The arresting captain is one of the metro’s most recognizable officers. Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama thwarted a high-dollar theft during a mid-day trip to the big box retailer. It happened in the middle of the day, about 12:30 p.m. on September 16. According to the police report, a Home Depot loss prevention officer store spotted a thief going to great lengths […]

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    Oklahoma officials team up with former gang leader to inspire youth with message of hope

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City law enforcement leaders have teamed up with an unexpected figure to send a message to students. Michael Concepcion used to be the leader of the most notorious gang in America, The Crips. Since that time, gun violence has put him a wheelchair and he has a new purpose. “Don’t fail, like me and my friends did. I started with 200-300 guys, and 90 percent of them are dead,” Concepcion said. “Not only are 90 percent […]

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    FREE surgery for Oklahoma teachers, state workers

    OKLAHOMA CITY — This year has been tough for state employees and teachers. Two revenue failures at the state capitol spelled out fiscal hardship for many agencies around our state. A new program allows state employees to have surgery for free. “There are many routine things that people need. There’s just no reason why we can’t let people know what that cost is going to be up front,” said Jonathan Small, President of Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. When it […]

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    “I’m still trying to understand,” New Oklahoma program offers free surgery to state employees

    OKLAHOMA CITY — This year has been tough for state employees and teachers. Two revenue failures at the Oklahoma State Capitol spelled out layoffs and cut-backs for state agencies around Oklahoma. Tuesday at 10 p.m., NewsChannel 4’s Ali Meyer has some great news for state workers who use the state health insurance plan. The new provision in the healthcare plan allows state employees to get surgery, for free! Janet Boyd used the benefit in June for her full-knee replacement surgery She is […]

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    “She was a hero,” Young mother dies after rescuing infant sons from fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Donna Burrell, 25, has died from injuries she sustained while trying to save her sons from their burning apartment this week. Four-year-old Zeus Moore was eventually rescued by firefighters. He was pronounced dead at the hospital on Monday. His mother, Donna, was critically injured while trying to rescue Zeus and her two infant sons. Donna saved the lives of 18-month-old Tee’Shawn Harding and 8-month-old Deon Harding. Donna fought for life here at Integris Baptist hospital for two […]

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    Surburban chicken owners seeking approval in Edmond

    EDMOND, Okla. — Dozens of illegal backyard chicken owners are expected to crowd into Edmond City Council Chambers on Monday night. They will line up to speak out about a proposed change to the city ordinance that prohibits residential chickens. Right now, there are dozens, possibly hundreds, of backyard chicken coops operating in secret within Edmond city limits. “I got a ticket and a warning letter and had to re-home mine or face a fine of $200 a day,” said former […]

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    Have you ever heard of ‘genetic sexual attraction?’

    OKLAHOMA – The story is a head-shaker. An Oklahoma mother arrested and charged with incest for marrying her own biological daughter. Patricia Spann, 43, and her biological daughter Misty Spann, 25, are behind bars, charged with incest for getting married. “I think she’s worthless,” said Patricia’s son Cody Spann. “She put my sister into this. She forced my sister into this. Now, you got my sister behind bars facing time in prison because of your choices. Let that sit on you as […]