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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
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    MCALESTER, Okla. –   Oklahoma’s death chamber gets a makeover in McAlester with the hopes of avoiding a repeat performance from April. Department of Corrections officials gave the media a tour of the renovations to the execution room – changes that were recommended by the Department of Public Safety in their review of the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. Lockett was convicted in the 1999 murder of 19 year old Stephanie Neiman. Scott Crow, DOC administrator of field operations, said […]

  • Is “Big Oil” influencing OGS earthquake study?

    OKLAHOMA – As the Oklahoma Geological Survey tries to determine the cause of the recent earthquakes, some believe there may be a conflict of interest since OGS is funded by oil and gas companies. Some say those companies are the cause. Bob Jackman, a Tulsa geologist and oil and gas operator, wrote an article in The Oklahoma Observer that claimed nearly 90 percent of OGS’s funding comes from big oil producers. The University of Oklahoma is home to OGS, but a university […]

  • Terrifying hoax putting Oklahoma parents on edge

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A scary hoax is making its way into the Oklahoma City metro. Parents are getting a call out of the blue that their child has been kidnapped. High income targets in the medical field are being targeted in what the FBI is calling “virtual kidnappings.” No one is actually taken, but the crooks are hoping fear will overcome the victim. “We were so spooked, that we didn’t let my five-year-old go to soccer practice that night,” Dr. Clay Sigmon, […]

  • District Attorney seeks death penalty against man accused in Oklahoma beheading case

    MOORE, Okla. – Murder suspect Alton Nolen’s request to be represented by a Muslim attorney will not be granted. Nolen made the request during Wednesday’s video arraignment at the Cleveland County courthouse in Norman. He’s accused of beheading co-worker Colleen Hufford at Vaughan Foods one week ago.  He allegedly attacked Hufford from behind with a knife and also stabbed another co-worker, Traci Johnson. During his arraignment, Nolen told a judge “I’m Muslim. My question is, do you have any Muslims that can […]

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    Update: Bond denied for man accused of beheading woman in Moore

    UPDATE 10/2/2014 11:20 A.M – Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn has filed paperwork Thursday to seek the death penalty against the man accused in the Oklahoma beheading case. Mashburn said Tuesday that he was waiting to make the final decision on the punishment he would seek until he talked to the victims’ family. D.A. document to seek death penalty against Alton Nolen UPDATE: A judge in Cleveland County denied bond for a man accused of beheading a woman and […]

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    Former Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old

    WEWOKA, Okla. – A former Wewoka police officer is being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and committing other sexual acts with her while on duty. After an investigation, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office uncovered the former police officer performed sexual acts with a minor. Officials say 30-year-old Trever Blackwell, who was 27 at the time of the alleged crimes, is facing one felony count of second degree rape as a result of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl between August […]

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    Controversial testing vendor pulls out of Oklahoma schools; State scrambling for replacement

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Just a week after the Oklahoma State Board of Education decided to delay taking action on choosing a vendor for winter assessments,   CTB/McGraw-Hill says it will withdraw from the bidding process. The board voted Sept. 25 to table a would-be sole-source contract with CTB for the winter assessments. The Oklahoma State Department of Education said an estimated 51,000 tests are expected to be given during that period, the bulk of them being end-of-instruction (EOI) exams necessary […]

  • Barresi faces calls for resignation at education board meeting

    OKLAHOMA – Embattled Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi faced two calls for her resignation during Thursday’s Board of Education meeting at the state capitol. “I want the venom stopped,” board member Lee Baxter said. “I’m sick of the lack of collaboration.” Baxter ended Thursday’s meeting by saying the current status quo needs to end. “And the way I feel that happens is for the state superintendent to relinquish her role now.” State Rep. Jason Smalley (R-Stroud) asked for a […]

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    Police: Oklahoma City woman carjacked while ordering in McDonald’s drive-thru

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is behind bars after violently crashing a car that he allegedly stole from a McDonald’s drive-thru. Around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Lisa Woods had just ordered in the McDonald’s drive-thru, located at N.W. 23rd St. and Pennsylvania Ave., when a man walked up to her car. “We told her her total, and all of a sudden, we just hear her yelling,” a McDonald’s employee said. “And we see the guy on the camera take her out […]

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    Lucky canine survives gunshot to neck, organization helping her find new family

    ARCADIA, Okla. – A shepherd mix is being called one of the “luckiest dogs on earth” after surviving a gunshot in the neck and being left for dead on a street. The dog, nicknamed “Gunnie,” was found in a ditch Wednesday in Arcadia and is now being cared for by The Underdogs Rescue organization. Dr. Valerie Bays performed surgery on Gunnie at the Animal Wellness Center in south Oklahoma City Wednesday, and was shocked to discover the type of injury. Someone […]

  • Native Americans get government settlement checks years later

    ANADARKO – Hundreds of Native Americans in Anadarko cashed checks from the federal government at a convenience store Thursday, as part of a multi-billion dollar class-action lawsuit involving decades of unpaid land royalties. The long lines at Step-N-Fetchum grocery began at 8 a.m. There was no special sale going on. They were giving away money – Uncle Sam’s money. “We’ve been waiting for quite a while for that,” one recipient said, “and we do deserve it, you know.” Native Americans from […]