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 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

  • Oklahoma family comes face to face with intruder and scares him away

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 10:32am, April 1, 2014

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – A family stood face to face with the man who broke into their Chickasha home Monday morning....
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  • Parents fight budget cut proposal in Stillwater

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, March 28, 2014, by

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Controversy is swirling around budget cuts in the Stillwater Public School District. The district must cut $1.8 million...
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  • Oklahoma City man goes landfill diving for cherished item

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – You know that panic feeling you get when you lose something important? What about your wedding ring?...
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  • Woman steals $800,000 and gambles it all away

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 06:04am, March 26, 2014

    LAWTON, Okla. – Bank robberies and gambling landed a Lawton mother in federal prison. Maria Martin was convicted of stealing $847,942.50....
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  • ‘They did everything they could,’ Fellow pilot reacts to Seattle tragedy

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 10:51pm, March 18, 2014

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Two men are dead and another injured after a TV news helicopter fell from the sky onto...
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  • Mother says she is ready for her son’s execution, state still lacking two lethal injection drugs

    Posted on: 10:46 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The mother of a death row inmate wants answers after learning the Department of Corrections isn’t ready...
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  • Edmond soldier home after serving five years in military prison

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    EDMOND, Okla. – For the first time in five years an Edmond soldier is home with his family. “It’s been...
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  • UPDATE: Suspect facing numerous charges after 120-mph Oklahoma City chase

    Posted on: 3:55 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 03:27pm, March 14, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY -  The man who allegedly led troopers on a five-mile chase, reaching speeds up to 120 miles per...
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  • Update: Over one thousand packages destroyed in UPS fire

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, March 12, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY  - More than one thousand Oklahomans won’t be getting their UPS deliveries this week. A massive fire at...
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  • Kids in the car with alleged drunk drivers

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating instances in which adults are accused of putting kids...
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  • Bomb squad rushes to school for expended bullets

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, March 10, 2014, by

    Harrah, Okla. – Oklahoma County Bomb Squad was busy at Harrah Middle School Monday morning after a student brought bullets...
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  • PHOTO: Oklahoma Gov. daughter responds to photo stirring up controversy online

    Posted on: 9:52 am, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 11:42am, March 8, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A single picture of Governor’s Mary Fallin’s daughter, Christina Fallin, has infuriated Native Americans around the country. We...
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