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Ed Doney is an award-winning Reporter and Sunday Evening Anchor with Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4, joining the news staff in November 2005. Since that time, he has won two Associated Press awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy.

Hometown - Alexandria, VA

Life Goal - A fulfilling career in journalism while making as many friends along the way.

Play any sports/Favorite Sport - Love football and tennis. The Wimbledon championship match is second only to the Super Bowl.

Favorite TV Show - The Office.

Favorite Car - Ford Mustang.

Most embarrassing moment - Watching my very first newscast and realizing that you're supposed to keep your scripts flat on the desk. Why? Mine could be seen shaking in my hands because I was so nervous.

Happiest moment in my life was... my sister's wedding in Hawaii and so many other family gatherings.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner - Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein and Eddie Van Halen (for dinner music).

Favorite food - Pizza.

I have a pet (what) ..I wish I had a pet (what)... Don't have a pet but the family cat is always good for entertainment.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when... I went to the '86 Peach Bowl in Atlanta and made it home to Illinois that night, just in time to watch the game-winning field goal on the news. I loved the immediacy and excitement of broadcasting.

Best movie of all time - Forrest Gump.

Hardest part of my job - The deadlines.

Best part of my job - Meeting so many good Oklahomans.

Favorite holiday - Christmas.

School fight song - Ball State, Ball State, Ball State!

My favorite story of all time - We did a phone interview with Nikolette Harris, a little girl fighting Leukemia in an Oregon hospital whose family was receiving financial help from OU fans. The Sooners were getting ready to play Oregon in the '05 Holiday Bowl and fans from both teams were competing to raise the most money for this sick little girl. I asked her what she would say to these complete strangers from Oklahoma. While fighting back tears, she simply said "Thank you very much for helping me." It was the most sincere expression of gratitude I've ever heard. It broke my heart. She died not long after that interview, but the money raised went a long way toward paying her medical bills. Her family was so grateful. The most memorable interview of my life happened over the phone. I'll never forget her.

People are surprised when I tell them… I was a two-time high school tennis champ!


Recent Articles
  • DOC “confident” in future executions process

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety (DPS) released its report on what went wrong during Clayton Lockett’s execution in April. In all, DPS made eleven recommendations to keep that debacle from happening again. Monday, it was the Department Of Corrections’ (DOC) turn to respond. DOC Director Robert Patton said they began reviewing their protocols right after Lockett’s execution. But Patton could not comment on the drugs that were used, or the curtain that was dropped […]

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    Investigation results released in Oklahoma inmate’s execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying there was no one specifically to blame for the botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett in McAlester five months ago, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Michael Thompson released a detailed investigative report Thursday entitled “The Execution of Clayton D. Lockett.” At a press conference at DPS Headquarters, Thompson addressed the issues that prompted the Department Of Corrections (DOC) to stop Lockett’s execution after a lethal injection caused his body to convulse April 29th. It […]

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    Oklahoma lawmaker’s remarks on Muslim beliefs sparks controversy

    SALLISAW, Okla. – An Oklahoma lawmaker’s remarks on Muslim beliefs have sparked controversy. The remarks came after the radical Muslim group, ISIS, beheaded two American journalists. Representative John Bennett from Sallisaw says he’s tired of being politically correct when it comes to terrorist actions being linked to Muslims extremists. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma chapter is now demanding he issue an apology for what they call “derogatory statements.” “We feel accepted in Oklahoma. We don’t believe he represents […]

  • Officials offering boat safety tips after boat bursts into flames

    NORMAN, Okla. – Authorities at Lake Thunderbird continue to investigate why a couple’s boat burst into flames Sunday. “He said the engine just made a big pop,” owner Tiffany Orr told KFOR after the accident. “The back seat flew up in the air and went floating into the water.” BOAT BURSTS INTO FLAMES ON LAKE THUNDERBIRD Fortunately, no one was hurt. Officials have not released an official cause of the fire, but there is one danger with inboard motors they want everyone […]

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    Big business booming in NW OKC

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Big business is moving into northwest Oklahoma City. You might have spotted the start of construction on a lot of projects near Memorial Road, between Western Ave and Pennsylvania Ave. The Greater OKC Chamber says these new businesses should attract Oklahomans from well beyond the metro. Hard to believe, but in less than a year, a barren field will host a lot of parties. The company “Topgolf” has officially broken ground. This impressive playground lets you hit […]

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    Update: Oklahoma man turns self in after allegedly stabbing man in neck

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – A man, who allegedly stabbed another man at a Shawnee house party on Friday night, turned himself in to police on Wednesday. Shawnee police say 24-year-old Raymond Dewayne Harjo Jr., turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Det. Jason Crouch, with the Shawnee Police Department, alleges Harjo got into an argument with 32-year-old Ronald Boley at a house party, where Boley was staying with family. Around 10:26 p.m. on Friday, investigators say the argument spilled out […]

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    Oklahoma City residents crying ‘fowl’ after neighborhood invaded by egrets

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A flock of egrets is wearing out its welcome in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood. One woman described it as “living at the bottom of a bird cage.” Hundreds of these birds have set up camp near N.W. 10th St. and Council Rd., close to Lake Overholser. Cliff Womack should be able to enjoy a walk around his neighborhood, but he can barely breathe. The smell is nauseating. “Just look at their trash cans,” he said Tuesday afternoon, […]

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    Awesome! Behind this door is an incredible scene for a future University of Oklahoma student

    EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond North High School senior got the surprise of a lifetime in a new video released Monday by the University of Oklahoma. The video, entitled “The OU Letter,” shows Lexie Dare receiving her acceptance letter to the university during a ‘Game Day’ party on her front lawn. On Aug. 17, OU brought 300 students on buses to Dare’s Edmond home. The guests included cheerleaders, the Sooner Schooner, the team mascot, Ruf/Neks and a DJ. “The idea was pretty simple: […]

  • Protesters rally for change at Oklahoma Capitol, Michael Brown shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 150 people arrived at the north steps of the State Capitol Thursday afternoon to protest the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri. 18-year-old Michael Brown has become a household name across the country after he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson six times, August 9th, according to an autopsy report. Brown was unarmed, but his actions prior to the shooting are still being debated. A grand jury is now […]

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    New OKCPS Superintendent: Poverty is not a learning disability

    OKLAHOMA – In the wake of the demise of Common Core, the new Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Superintendent unveiled his plan to drastically improve the quality of education, Wednesday afternoon at the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Rob Neu pointed out 90% of OKC’s students are living in poverty. But he says that should not be considered a learning disability. If a student does not have an adult encouraging them to learn at home, where should that role model […]

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    More victims coming forward in “Microsoft” phone scam

    OKLAHOMA – Last week, NewsChannel 4 talked to the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma to sound a warning about a new twist on an old phone scam. Someone claiming to be with Microsoft gains access to your computer and then installs viruses you have to pay to remove them. Victims of the scam are now coming forward. Sonjia Henderson lost her husband in December, then lost her mother one month later. She was emotionally vulnerable and physically ill when she […]