Courtney Francisco

KFOR-TV Reporter

Courtney Francisco joined the KFOR-TV team as a reporter in Sept. of 2012.

Courtney is an award-winning reporter who comes to Oklahoma from Beaumont, Texas.
She also worked in Waco, Texas where she shot, wrote and edited all of her stories.

During her time in Texas, Courtney covered a wide variety of stories including the Article 32 hearing of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, the devastating 2011 drought and the execution of Lawrence Brewer, the man convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr.

Courtney grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

One of Courtney’s favorite hobbies is horseback riding.
When not working, she can be found trying out the restaurants around the city.
She is excited to learn about the culture in Oklahoma.
If you have a story idea, email her at
Life Goal – to make a habit of enjoying the present moment.
Favorite TV Show – King of the Hill because it's funny and My Strange Addiction because I like watching the unexpected.
Favorite Car – a clean one!
Happiest moment in my life was… So far, making it through college and starting a career after a lot of hard work.
4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner – Lara Logan, Ron Turcotte (Hall of Fame Jockey and rider of Secretariat -- I'm into horse racing) Will Ferrell (I love to laugh) and Hunter Thompson
Favorite food – chicken and dumplings and banana peppers
Pet - I don’t have a pet. I had a Chihuahua named Poco for 16 years. I can’t replace her because my loyalty is to her.
Knew you wanted to be a reporter when … I watched news growing up, and I realized it is how we get life-changing information about our community.
Best movie of all time – When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. It’s an important documentary about the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Hardest part of my job – Seeing the effects of senseless, tragic crimes.
Favorite holiday - Thanksgiving. Family and food!
School fight song – On! On! U of K!
My favorite story of all time – I don't know if I have a favorite yet, but most interesting would be Article 32 Hearing of accused Fort Hood Shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan.
People are surprised when I tell them… my heritage.
I like to listen to… country music or listen to people tell funny, real life experiences.
Favorite Book – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
I'd jump at the chance to… go to Paris, France.
Best part of the day – evening, just before dark.
Favorite place to be other than home & work - Relaxing on the beach with family.

Recent Articles

  • Pharmacist accused of headbutting employee at local pharmacy

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 11:14pm, April 16, 2014

    KINGFISHER, Okla. – The Pharmacy Board is investigating a well-known Pharmacist after one of his employees claims he headbutted him. A...
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  • More prison time for former pharmacist convicted of murder

    Posted on: 9:58 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:35pm, April 15, 2014

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – Two more years have been added on to the life sentence currently being served by former...
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  • Defense attorney still concerned with execution drugs

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Will we finally see an end in the court battles over execution drugs this month? Attorney General Scott...
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    Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner, right, are suing the state over its lethal injection process.
  • UPDATE: 3 in custody after high-speed car chase in Oklahoma City

    Posted on: 8:31 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:04pm, April 11, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A car jacking in Warr Acres led to a high-speed chase when a Warr Acres police officer...
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  • Oklahoma has found a manufactured source of lethal injection drug

    Posted on: 4:36 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:16pm, April 11, 2014

    Oklahoma City, Okla. -Oklahoma has found a manufactured source of Vecuronium Brombide, one of the drugs used in lethal injections....
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    Lethal injection
  • Storm survivors slam teen for FEMA fraud

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    MOORE, Okla. – Neighborhoods are coming back around in Moore, but the sounds of rebuilding are a reminder each morning...
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  • Oklahoma woman cracks 17-year-old cold case

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 02:58pm, April 11, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. – It was a brutal murder in 1997 that left the family of a teenage girl in agony...
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  • Children, parents finding used syringes in yard

    Posted on: 10:05 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 10:22pm, April 8, 2014

    PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – Parents are fed up after finding many used syringes gracing the streets in Pauls Valley. Police...
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  • Update: Judge rules in pregnancy pink slip lawsuit

    Posted on: 10:49 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 11:05pm, April 7, 2014

    ELK CITY, Okla. - A judge in Beckham County ruled in the case of wrongful termination. Beckam County District Judge Doug...
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  • Convicted felons impersonate police

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Police are sending out a warning to be on the lookout for two men acting like...
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  • UPDATE: Inmates expected to ask for second delay in execution

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    UPDATE:  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt spoke Thursday about the new lethal injection drugs the state will use in upcoming...
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  • State acquires new lethal injection cocktail

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:10am, April 2, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Attorney General’s Office confirms the state has acquired the drugs needed to execute two Oklahoma death row...
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