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

  • Snow day turns into a nightmare for three Okla. boys

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 08:19am, March 6, 2014

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – A snow day turned into a nightmare for three Shawnee boys when one of them fell through...
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  • UPDATE: ‘Help me, please,’ Injured driver may have saved others in horrific crash that claimed lives of teens

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 01:33pm, March 5, 2014

    UPDATE: Karson Baker, who was inside the truck Gorbet was driving, has died. Brad Baker, Karson’s father, posted on his...
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  • ‘It affects everyone,’ friends mourn the loss of 4-year-old boy killed in accident at Oklahoma school

    Posted on: 7:47 am, February 25, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:22pm, February 25, 2014

    NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. - An Oklahoma community is in mourning after a 4-year-old was hit and killed by a car driven...
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  • Illegal connection: Deputies relying on new tool to cut off inmates with cell phones

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 09:50pm, February 24, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Criminals in jail are supposed to be cut off from the rest of the world. Access to...
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  • NEW: Lawmakers not satisfied with OU’s handling of Nazi loot

    Posted on: 10:12 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:19pm, February 21, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma Representative has written a resolution urging the University of Oklahoma’s President to return Nazi loot...
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  • Man faces hefty fine after moving couch into home

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:53pm, February 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City, Okla. – A man is facing a hefty fine from the city after he moved a couch into...
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  • Moore tornado victims beside themselves when left with an ultimatum

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:43pm, February 19, 2014

    MOORE, Okla. – Like the tornado that twisted through Moore, warning signs now wind down streets. The message is clear:...
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  • Lawmaker calls for OSBI to intervene after man dies in police custody outside local theater

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 03:39pm, February 19, 2014

    UPDATE: State Rep. Mike Shelton called for the OSBI to take over the investigation into the death of a man...
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  • Bridge connecting Oklahoma towns to reopen in less than two months

    Posted on: 10:55 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:21pm, February 18, 2014

    PURCELL, Okla. – Relief is in the near future for folks living in Purcell and Lexington. The Oklahoma Department of...
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  • What would you do? Good samaritans put on the spot in domestic abuse case

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, February 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:17am, February 15, 2014

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – You usually hear about domestic abuse cases happening behind closed doors. What would you do if you...
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  • Electric signs start big debate among Edmond residents

    Posted on: 10:04 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:58am, February 14, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. – Lights flash, signs scroll on our pharmacies, fast food chains, even churches, telling us what to want,...
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  • 11-year-old’s life cut short by Cancer

    Posted on: 10:54 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    EDMOND, Okla. – Home movies capture Rian Sanderson’s spirit. You can watch the 11-year-old in a tickle war with her...
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