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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
  • State lawmaker calls for quarantine of illegal immigrant minors at Fort Sill

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – A state lawmaker is calling for a quarantine of the undocumented children being housed right now at Fort Sill. State representative Mike Ritze (R-Dist 80, Broken Arrow) is also a physician in Broken Arrow who has treated many children on mission trips with a variety of contagious diseases. Ritze says he is not blindly trusting the federal government to medically care for those minors at Fort Sill. “Nobody has eyes on there to really ask questions or […]

  • Golf fans on the hunt for particular items to take home

    EDMOND, Okla.  – Practice rounds are over. It’s the real deal right now at Oak Tree National. The prestigious U.S. Senior Open is underway in Edmond. It’s leaving many fans on the hunt for souvenirs. The merchandise is flying off the shelves, but you’d be surprised to learn who else is shopping today at Oak Tree.  

  • How to not be “THAT guy” at U.S. Senior Open

    EDMOND, Okla. – If you have never been to a golf tournament, you have to quickly learn the rules behind the rope. You don’t be the guy who makes a fool of himself at a big golf tournament. NewsChannel 4’s Ed Doney is giving us a crash course in golf course etiquette as the U.S. Senior Open beings tournament play today.  

  • Souvenir hunting at the U.S. Senior Open

    EDMOND, Okla. – Fans are beginning to flock to Oak Tree National for the U.S. Senior Open. Major championship golf tournaments don’t come around very often, so when they do, you have to get a memento. The U.S. Senior Open souvenir shop is overflowing with hats, shirts, chairs, and bag tags. Fans are sure to find the perfect item to help them remember the U.S. Senior Open.  

  • Fans, golfers dress for success at U.S. Senior Open

    EDMOND, Okla. – Today was the first round of play at the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree in Edmond. For many golfers and fans, today is about dressing for success. NewsChannel 4’s Ed Doney talked with fans and golfers about the hottest fashions at Oak Tree.  

  • Agency offering ‘cooling assistance’ to many Oklahomans

    OKLAHOMA – As the thermometer rises, so do electric bills. Thousands of Oklahomans simply don’t have the money to keep the A/C running. Tuesday is the first day low-income residents can apply for cooling assistance from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Last summer, OKDHS gave out 16 million dollars for cooling assistance. This year it’s 17 million dollars. Kris Mitchell hopes to be one of those getting help through LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. “It’s like […]

  • Rural Fire Dept’s Getting Burned By DOD & EPA

    Rural fire departments, often on the front lines of wildfires, are now getting burned by the federal government. And it could cost residents in small towns more than just their safety. The Department Of Defense (DOD) is ending a program that donated their old trucks to rural fire departments that have small budgets. There are 8,812 of those vehicles across Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). DOD has an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which says […]

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    Thunder Family Lounge Expansion Worth The Money?

    Oklahoma City – New details tonight on what was once stated as a $600,000 “needed” improvement for the Chesapeake Energy Arena. On Tuesday, Oklahoma City Council members approved plans for a remodel and expansion of the lounge used by family members of the Thunder basketball team. The document given to council members beforehand said the upgrades would be necessary to meet the latest NBA guidelines. But we found that is not the case. City Manager Jim Couch said only money generated […]

  • Alleged Facebook predator used fake account to flirt with hundreds of boys

    YUKON, Okla. – A vigilant mother helps authorities nab an alleged internet predator, just hours after she discovered her teenage son’s conversations with the man on Facebook. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Goddard, 23, of Oklahoma City, pretended to be a teenage girl on Facebook to lure in a 14-year-old Yukon boy and admitted to possibly hundreds of other victims. He was arrested Friday night. Goddard allegedly used the name “Nicole Tinner” and used a fake photo to flirt […]

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    Mother and daughter busted for alleged meth possession

    ENID, Okla. – A mother and daughter have been charged in Garfield County with felony drug possession following an early morning “no knock” search warrant at their northeast Enid house last week. One neighbor said they thought they awoke to a car hitting their house. It was actually police barging into their neighbor’s home to make a 6:20 a.m. drug bust. Lt. Warren Wilson said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Denise Crome was arrested for previous warrants for DUI […]

  • New Supreme Court ruling strikes down cops’ ability to search your cellphone

    Before Wednesday, law enforcement officers could search a person’s cell phone right after they were arrested. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, they will now need a search warrant to do that. The ruling attaches the fourth amendment – which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures – to today’s technology. Officers can still take away a cell phone with probable cause, but for some, that’s not going far enough to fight crime. “I understand where they’re coming from,” Oklahoma County […]