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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
  • 10 more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA — The latest flu numbers have been released for Oklahoma. In the past week, 10 more deaths have been reported to the State Department of Health. That brings the total number of influenza deaths since September to 68. That is only three less than the total number of flu deaths for all of last year, and there are still three more months of flu season to go. There have now been 1,652 hospitalizations for the flu, already eclipsing last year’s mark […]

  • Hollywood star helps Oklahoma City recruit bilingual teachers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Hollywood star is leading an effort to help Oklahoma City schools recruit bilingual teachers who live more than 2,200 miles away. The Oklahoma City Public Schools district (OKCPS) needs spanish speaking teachers to keep up with the ever-growing hispanic population. Actress Lymari Nadal, who starred alongside Denzel Washington in the movie “American Gangster,” loves Oklahoma so much, she moved here. “I wasn’t born in Oklahoma, but Oklahoma was born in me,” she said.  “I came here […]

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    Oklahoma City student dropout rate cut in half

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The student dropout rate in the state’s largest public school district has been cut in half. Oklahoma City Board of Education officials announced a 2.9% dropout rate for the school year ending in 2014. That’s 342 students, which is about half the number from 2013. What’s working? In part, flexible tutoring sessions and testing boot camps. Also, the district has been following up personally with dropouts. “This past year, we really worked hard to track down students […]

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    OHP trooper killed, 1 trooper injured in the line of duty over the weekend

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. According to the OHP, Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch were struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision involving an overturned semi on I-40 near mile marker 195 around 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Trooper Dees suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Burch was critically injured and taken to O.U. Medical Center.  He is listed in […]

  • Victor Eugene Joseph, Courtesy: Edmond PD

    Police: Man allegedly leads officers on two high-speed chases minutes apart

    EDMOND, Okla. – A man who allegedly stole a man’s wallet and car at gunpoint was arrested in Oklahoma City following two high-speed chases early Thursday morning. Jenny Monroe, spokesperson for the Edmond Police Department, says 35-year-old Victor Eugene Joseph was arrested after he allegedly crashed the victim’s car near Hwy 77 and N.W. 36th St. The victim, whose name was redacted from the police report, told officers he had just gotten out of his car at his apartment complex […]

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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 […]

  • Metro parents furious after teacher gives students controversial abortion quiz

    EDMOND, Okla. – A local biology teacher’s multiple choice question about abortion is upsetting students’ parents. Edmond Santa Fe High School officials confirmed Tuesday several biology teachers at the school gave their students a “non graded exercise” – a discussion starter – on human genetic disorders. “You’ve found out that the child you (or your wife) carries has the gene for dwarfism.  A new therapy exists that may repair this gene before the child is born.  What do you do?” the first […]

  • Source: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

    Oklahoma County K-9 helps get $60,000 worth of meth off the street

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Sixty thousand dollars worth of methamphetamine is off the streets thanks to the work of an Oklahoma County K-9. Officials say Oklahoma County’s latest methamphetamine bust began with a common traffic violation and ended with the intuitive work of Narcotics K-9 “Cairo.” Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials say Cairo sniffed out 5.2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle that had been pulled over for weaving out of its lane a couple of times. Sheriff’s spokesperson Mark Myers said 38-year-old Zully […]

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    5-year-old Oklahoma girl dies after being diagnosed with flu, strep

    MOORE, Okla.– A five year old girl from Moore died Wednesday night after being diagnosed with the flu and strep throat over the weekend. Officials at Integris Hospital did not specify what killed Emersyn “Emmy” Waddle, but released a statement Thursday saying, “This is a loving and concerned family. Our hearts go out to them in this time of incomprehensible loss. We are hopeful the medical examiner will be able to shed some light on why little Emmy died.” The […]

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    Humane Society Of U.S. files lawsuit against Oklahoma attorney general to stop “political harassment”

    Clarification: The group filing the lawsuit is the Humane Society of the United States, not the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma attorney general’s office is on the other end of a lawsuit. The Humane Society of the United States says the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General is abusing its political power. “The Humane Society has gathered its share of enemies over the years,” former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who is representing the Humane Society of […]

  • Teacher shortage “emergency” grows in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Teachers are in such high demand in Oklahoma, the situation has been called an emergency – literally. In just two years, the number of “Emergency Certification” requests from schools has risen from 97 to 499, according to the State Department of Education. Those are districts that need a teacher immediately because of a shortage. “Maybe they’ve advertised for a position and can’t fill it,” Jeff Smith, Executive Director of Teacher Certification said Tuesday. “They’ve had someone leave […]