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

  • ‘It was just a matter of time,’ Texas Tech ‘superfan’ to skip rest of season after OSU incident

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, February 10, 2014, by

    LUBBOCK, Texas – While Marcus Smart is paying the price for an outburst during last Saturday’s game against Texas Tech,...
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  • Okla. Rep. asks people to put pressure on OU to return possible Nazi loot

    Posted on: 9:06 pm, February 7, 2014, by , updated on: 10:49pm, February 7, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. – An update on the possible Nazi loot hanging in the art museum on the University of Oklahoma’s...
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  • Exclusive: Teen tricks Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15pm, February 6, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. – A 17-year-old is facing charges after he tricked three Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000. Police aren’t...
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  • Hazmat crews working to clear up an oil spill in SW OKC

    Posted on: 8:48 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20pm, February 5, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY -Crews continue cleaning up an oil spill at SW 149th St. and Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City. Fire...
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  • Witnesses report assistant coach’s alleged inappropriate behavior to police

    Posted on: 7:39 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 10:29pm, February 4, 2014

    MOORE, Okla. – Parents are waiting for answers after learning about accusations involving a Moore assistant basketball coach. Police say...
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  • UPDATE: Murder victim identified in unsolved case, suspect still on the loose

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:31pm, March 31, 2014

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – For months, investigators have been trying to figure out the identify of a man who was murdered...
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  • Oklahoma Man gets stuck paying Uncle Sam twice

    Posted on: 9:51 pm, January 31, 2014, by , updated on: 10:31pm, January 31, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – It’s that stressful time of year again. It’s time to pay Uncle Sam. However, what if...
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  • UPDATE: Businesses battle darkness in north Oklahoma City

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28am, January 31, 2014

    Oklahoma City, Okla. - OG&E has restored power to most of the customers on the north side of the Oklahoma City...
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  • Serial cigarette snatchers busted; store owner said he knew they were coming

    Posted on: 12:57 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 07:59am, January 30, 2014

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Two serial burglars are in jail after Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies caught them in the act....
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  • UPDATE: Lawmaker telling patrons to avoid OU until famous art stolen by Nazis is returned

    Posted on: 6:30 am, January 29, 2014, by , updated on: 01:42pm, February 7, 2014

    UPDATE: Rep. Paul Wesselhoft is asking residents to contact OU President David Boren’s office to request the return of the...
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  • TRAGIC: Two Okla. officers killed while chasing a wanted man; highway patrol continues to investigate

    Posted on: 10:34 pm, January 23, 2014, by , updated on: 09:19am, January 24, 2014

    WASHITA Co., Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol continues to investigate the high speed chase that ended in the death...
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  • Lawmen laid to rest after Burns Flat high-speed chase

    Posted on: 12:49 pm, January 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:25pm, January 28, 2014

    BURNS FLAT, Okla. – While two law enforcement officers were laid to rest Tuesday, officials continue to investigate the chase...
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