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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!


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    Couple claims they were deceived by two gyms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro couple claims they’ve been ripped off by two gyms without warning. David Olson and his wife say they only heard rumors their gym, Body Fit Club, might be closing at the end of 2014. “They said that was the rumor,” Olson said.  “There was no official notice. There was nothing up on a door.  We didn’t get anything in the mail.” When they showed up on New Year’s Day, they found the Body Fit doors […]

  • New 10 Commandments monument raised at Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY– A new Ten Commandments monument was raised at the state capitol Thursday, but the legality of the old statue is still being debated in the courts. Back in October, 29-year-old Michael Tate Reed II admitted to law officers that he drove his vehicle onto the lawn of the state capitol and crashed into the Ten Commandments monument, breaking it into several pieces. “We think that we need to continue to honor that,” Dave Weston, Chairman of the Oklahoma […]

  • Oklahoma authorities execute search warrant in connection to cold case

    JONES, Okla. – Authorities from Midwest City were executing a search warrant at a house in Jones Wednesday afternoon in connection to a cold case. Police Chief Brandon Clabes would not confirm whether authorities were searching for the remains of a homicide victim, but the state medical examiner’s office was at the home in the 600 block of west Main St. in Jones as officials were using shovels to search the property. A Bobcat excavator was digging in the backyard […]

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    “It will be best for us,” OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel let go by Bob Stoops

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The quarterback who led the University of Oklahoma football team to the 2000 national championship has been fired by his former coach. Bob Stoops announced the decision to release Josh Heupel from his duties as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Tuesday. “The bottom line is, I feel moving forward, we need to go in a different direction,” said Stoops. Heupel spent two years as a quarterback at OU, leading the team to a perfect 13-0 season […]

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    New details released in shooting involving Oklahoma trooper

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the trooper and suspect who were involved in a shooting Sunday night in Guthrie. 18-year-old Kenneth J. Brown is listed in critical condition at a metro hospital after he was shot by eight-year veteran trooper Caleb Swickey. Lt. John Vincent, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said Swickey felt his life was in danger and the use of force was a last resort. At 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Brown was pulled over […]

  • Banning Texting & Driving: 6th Time Is The Charm?

    OKLAHOMA– Oklahoma lawmakers and lobbyists plan on cracking down on texting and driving in 2015. They’re hoping the sixth time is the charm. A texting and driving law has been defeated at the capitol for five straight years, even though distracted driving is the leading cause of injury and death on roads and highways. “The seat belt law is hard to enforce (too), but it’s saving lives,” Chuck Mai, spokesperson for AAA Oklahoma, said Wednesday. Mai said just knowing that […]

  • 6 space heater safety tips that may save your life

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  • Oklahoma charity says scammers using patriotism to steal money

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Christmas may be over, but it’s still the season of giving. However, we have a consumer warning – scammers using our patriotism to steal money. “People want to help and so to take advantage of their generosity is pretty low,” Karen Stark, Executive Director of The HUGS Project, said Monday. The HUGS Project sends care packages to our troops overseas. They especially love the “cooling ties” that wrap around their neck and cool them down in the […]

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    New details released after Stillwater man shot, killed during party

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Authorities are releasing few details related to the tragic death of a Stillwater man this past weekend. Alexander Vierling, 21, died after being shot in the head early Sunday morning. When officers arrived to a home in the 500 block of S. West St., they found Vierling sitting upright on a couch with a bullet wound to his forehead. A gun was found on the coffee table in front of Vierling. A witness told police to “put […]

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    Woman arrested after allegedly causing a scene, telling toddler to “kill the police”

    OKLAHOMA CITY– A woman was arrested at the Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office after yelling at employees, struggling with deputies, and telling her two-year-old son to “kill the police,” according to court records. Last Tuesday, 26-year-old, Tia Ann Ooten was at Tim Rhodes’ office to access adoption records, which are confidential by law, according to Rhodes. When told she needed a court order, she made the kind of threat that officers do not take lightly – especially these days. Ooten was […]

  • State funding calculation error could hurt school districts

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A state aid calculation error, dating back 22 years, could result in several school districts losing money next year once the error is corrected. On Thursday, Joel Robison, Chief of Staff for the Oklahoma State Department of Education said they were only recently made aware of a 1992 law that was not being followed. Now, state funding dollars are about to move from one district to another, which will benefit some, while hurting others. “So obviously, if some districts, as […]