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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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    OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, who was expelled from the University of Oklahoma for being seen on a viral video singing a racist chant, scheduled a press conference Wednesday to apologize publicly for the first time. Oklahoma Senator Anastasia Pittman (D-District 48), the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair, said Levi Pettit called her last week and held a private meeting with her and his parents. Why did he call Pittman? “Redemption.  Forgiveness,” she said. […]

  • Car battery casings dumped in Canadian River

    JONES, Okla. — A lifelong resident in Jones made an alarming discovery along the North Canadian River over the weekend- vehicle battery casings scattered along the riverbank. Now, he wonders if a nearby recycling business is to blame. “It can’t be good, dumping those spent battery casings into the river,” he said.  “They contain lead that the company recycles out.” The resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, is referring to Madewell & Madewell, Inc. – which recycles car and truck […]

  • OU players overheard using racial slur on TV during post-game celebration

    OU students have mixed reaction to a Sooners men’s basketball player using a racial slur on national television following Sunday’s NCAA second-round tournament victory over Dayton. As the players were celebrating their berth in the tournament’s Sweet 16, a television camera picked up the sound of an unidentified Sooner yelling “C’mon ******!” Two weeks ago, OU President David Boren closed the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after a viral video surfaced of members using the same racial slur in a song. […]

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    OKCPS receives $71,000 in AP grants

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    8-year-old deaf child crashes parents’ car in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY– An eight year old boy, who is hearing impaired, escaped injury Thursday morning after driving his parents’ car from Moore and crashing it near the gates of a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, police say. The boy’s name is not being released by Oklahoma City police. “We found out about it when a passerby saw the child standing near the car and called,” MSgt Gary Knight said.  “It’s probably a 15 to 20 mile drive from Moore to Northwest Oklahoma City.” […]

  • Choctaw mom says school won’t accept her special needs child

    A mother of a special needs student says the Choctaw district is denying her daughter an education because of a technicality; the family has to prove they moved back into the district. But the mother wonders why that is not an issue with her older daughter, who is about to graduate from Choctaw High School with honors. Many schools require families to prove they live in a district with at least two documents. Jordan Shepherd is an honors student at […]

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    Social justice group calls for more OU response to SAE video

    NORMAN – More furniture was loaded onto pickup trucks and moving vans at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity at OU Tuesday, as members were trying to meet President Boren’s midnight deadline to get out of the house. SAE members were told to move out of the frat house after a video went viral, showing SAE members participating in a racist chant. Parts of the house are now boarded up, but the graffiti remains – and the punishment continues. OU […]