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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 Courtney.Francisco@kfor.com.
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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
  • Businessman: I thought my legacy was gone

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – The closing of the Lexington-Purcell bridge put a big burden on folks there. Suddenly, a three minute drive to the next city to grocery shop, to bank, to go to the doctor turned into a 45 minute trip. Many businesses struggled while the bridge was out. Now the bridge is open. The sound of cars passing Cole’s Plant Farm is a joyful noise to Ray Cole. “You could have had a revival in the middle of the […]

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    Football heaving man arrested in Purcell

    PURCELL, Okla. – He may not be a quarterback, but police say Quincy Goldsby sure was heaving footballs. An officer first tried to stop Goldsby at the Lexington-Purcell bridge for a broken brake light. When Goldsby finally pulled over, police say he took off running. He began tossing footballs out of a backpack. It wasn’t until they caught him that they police realized all the footballs were split open. The police report says the footballs were filled with cell phones, […]

  • Man waving knife attacks officer, officer shoots

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are releasing more information on an officer-involved shooting that sent one man to the hospital on Thursday evening. Around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to a tattoo shop near N.W. 17th St. and Portland Ave. Witnesses say 29-year-old Marquis Peques was ducking down in the bed of a pickup truck and then raising up, swinging a knife. Workers at the tattoo parlor were able to talk Peques into handing over the knife. That’s when […]

  • Shuttle driver reunites owner with lost jewelry

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  • Vet hopes Moore could become Flag Capitol

    MOORE, Okla. – A Korean War Veteran has a unique goal for his community, and it has everything to do with the stars and stripes. Tucked back on a street in Moore, you’ll find Private First Class Dean Poff. “When the flag goes by, I get goose bumps,” said Poff. He’s lived in Oklahoma 81 years. He only left at the age of 22 to fight in the Korean War. “This is a country a lot of people died for […]

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    Apartment evacuates after resident’s dinner goes up in flames

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Folks were forced to evacuate from the Berrywood Terrace apartments on South Bryant Monday evening. Firefighters say it all started when a man’s fish fry went terribly wrong. “I don’t know if he left it unattended or for sure just how it happened, but it did catch the grease on fire on the stove and got into the cabinets,” said Maj. Jim Williams. Crews say the man ran to the manager’s office for help. Workers quickly called 911 […]

  • Drug search brings out bomb squad and a baby

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have released new information concerning the bomb scare in Southwest Oklahoma City Friday. “We kind of freaked out for a minute because we didn’t know, big bomb? Is there even a bomb?” said Chris Smith. Just 16-years-old, Smith and his parents watched from inside their home, wondering what the family next door had done. “He has three little girls, and his wife is pregnant,” worried Smith. Police were searching the home for drugs. They wouldn’t say what […]

  • Education standards to change in two years

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma’s education standards will soon be different from any other states’ across the nation. Governor Mary Fallin announced her decision to sign a bill that will cut out Common Core Thursday evening. “We all believe, as Oklahomans, in local control. We believe Oklahoma is capable of designing, developing high standards for our students,” said Gov. Fallin. But Fallin and other governors across the U.S. helped push common core in the first place. She now claims President Obama has […]

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    Update: Murray County escapee taken into custody

    UPDATE: The Murray County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Brandon Evans was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Thursday. Authorities say he was taken into custody about two blocks from the jail without resistance. MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. – The Murray County Jail still won’t release information to the public as to whether the prison escapee is still on the loose. Brandon Evans was able to break out of the jail Wednesday morning. He ended up carjacking someone to further […]

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    UPDATE: Semi driver talks after slamming into overpass

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A semi carrying three four-ton oil field tanks smashed into the northwest expressway overpass Tuesday. “I was a little too high, bridge was a little too low,” said Antonio Romero. Romero has been driving semis six years now. He knew his load was 15 feet high. Signs warned him the bridge was 14 feet, eight inches high. “So I dropped my airbags to try and clear it, but it just one of those days,” said Romero. He explained to […]

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    One ton statue vanishes from front lawn

    EDMOND, Okla. – We’ve heard of thieves taking just about anything, but a one ton statue is a new kind of haul. The one-ton statue of pure marble vanished from Charlie Dry’s front lawn. “This is huge,” said Dry. “So this had to be really planned out. It just stunned me, just stunned me. I’m not sure I’m not still stunned about it. I just can’t believe it’s gone.” A former NASA test astronaut, Dry has seen some difficult tasks pulled […]