Remembering May 20th, 5 years later
Temperatures to climb back up over the next few days

Cassandra joined the News 4 team in June 2017. She’s a Los Angeles native eager to keep the people of Oklahoma safe and informed.

Prior to joining News 4, she worked as a multimedia journalist for the NBC affiliate WCYB that sat right on the border Northeast Tennessee – Southwest Virginia. There Cassandra reported on everything from the deadly opioid crisis, the declining coal mining industry, and struggles and victories inside that corner of Appalachia. Stories she covered range from the controversial bathroom bill, the devastating aftermath of a snowstorm in the winter of 2014, and was there on scene when three young girls fell from the top of a ferris wheel, barely surviving.

Cassandra earned her Bachelor’s degree at UC Irvine, then her Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, jamming in high-intensity spin classes, spending hours with a good book, and exploring the corners of Oklahoma.

If you would like to share story ideas with Cassandra, you can reach her via email at Cassandra.sweetman@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
  • Two OKC Parks and Recreation employees treated for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    OKLAHOMA CITY – After two city employees were infected with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, experts are warning others to take precautions. Two part-time Parks and Recreation Department employees reported having the tick-borne illness. City officials said they’ve been treated and are back to work. Now, the natural resources manager for the department said it will get worse before it gets better. “There is a tick problem all over the place right now,” Scott Copelin said. “Part of the problem this […]

  • Crews respond to high-rise fire in northwest Oklahoma City old city jail

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City fire crews are on scene of a high-rise fire in the old city jail near Robert S Kerr and Shartel. Police called it in at about 9:45 p.m. When crews arrived, there wasn’t very much smoke on floors one through five, but they reported a lot of smoke on the sixth floor. Crews are searching the building now. There is a lot of smoke in this structure. — Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) May 22, 2018 […]

  • Oklahoma woman fat-shamed on flight says she hopes her story helps people stand up for others

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Her story has gone viral, even making international news, and now Savannah Phillips said she hopes it does some good. Samantha Phillips shared a Facebook post about a hero who stepped in after she sat next to the wrong man on a flight. The Oklahoma City nursing teacher was flying from Oklahoma City to Chicago on a full flight. “I glanced out to the aisle and glanced back, and saw the two words, ‘smelly fatty,'” she said, […]

  • After Paying It 4Ward, woman’s truck and business stolen from her front yard

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman determined to pass on good to others is hoping some good comes her way after her truck and trailer were stolen, along with all of the equipment she and her husband need to run their business. Jennifer McInturff reached out to News 4’s Pay It 4Ward last month to recognize Danny Wilson for his kindness to others. “The kindness of his heart for a total stranger, it really touched my heart,” McInturff said. He paid […]

  • Metro elementary school teacher arrested for allegedly violating fellow teacher in school hall

    Warning: Details in this story may be considered graphic. OKLAHOMA CITY – A Martin Luther King Elementary School teacher was arrested and charged with sexual battery against a fellow female teacher Wednesday. The victim alleges Kiera Smith got physical with her in the school hall and crossed the line. According to court documents, it happened May 3 near the end of the day. The victim was talking to other coworkers with her back to the main office door when she […]

  • Oklahoma man arrested after girlfriend’s baby dies in his care

    DEL CITY, Okla. – A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his girlfriend’s baby died in his care. He said it was an accident, but police said the baby’s injuries show otherwise. The mother called 911 as she was arriving home Sunday afternoon. Her boyfriend called her to tell her the baby wasn’t breathing and was unresponsive. That’s the same state the child was in when emergency crews got there. He was pronounced dead within 30 minutes of their arrival. […]

  • McLoud High School seniors surprised to learn they don’t have enough credits to graduate

    MCLOUD, Okla. – Some students at McLoud High School are in a last minute scramble to finish all the credits they need to graduate, and they say they found out they didn’t have the credits later than they should have, in some cases, in the past of couple weeks. Last August, administrators told senior Weston Owens he only needed an extra semester of Spanish to graduate, so he signed up. Then in January, however, he was told he needed a […]

  • Oklahoma City Councilman John Pettis charged with embezzlement, stealing money from charities he started

    OKLAHOMA CITY – City councilman John Pettis was charged with embezzlement and tax charges late Friday in what prosecutors allege Pettis stole tens of thousands of dollars from charitable organizations under his control, and used the funds for personal use. Pettis, 35, faces three counts of felony embezzlement and one count of intentionally failing to file tax returns for nine years. Prosecutors allege he stole more than $175,000 through supposed charitable organizations started or controlled by Pettis. Pettis has served as […]

  • 2013 teen survivor of Moore school destroyed by tornado commits suicide

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  • Frustrated woman discovers her stolen truck was gutted, sold to scrap yard

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  • Man arrested after breaking into metro woman’s home, beating her

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