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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
  • Multiplying rabbits become a concern for experts

    OKLAHOMA – We are well past Easter, but Peter Cottontail is still hopping down the bunny trail in Oklahoma. Rabbits seem to be everywhere this year – more than usual – and experts say they’re not going away anytime soon. “They’re literally multiplying like rabbits,” Rondi Large, Director of Wildcare Foundation in Noble, said Wednesday. WildCare Foundation has already taken in more than 700 Eastern Cottontail rabbits this year – easily surpassing last year’s pace. But these small, wild bunnies […]

  • Update: Police release the names of officers involved in Norman shooting

    Update: 8/12/2014 – Police have released the names of the officers involved in Saturday’s shooting. According to Norman Police, Forrest Perry and Nathaniel Worthley were both involved in Saturday’s shooting of Jimmie Wheeler.  Police also say Deputy Christopher Noel was also present at the time of the shooting. Investigators say that only Perry fired at Wheeler, who was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on Monday after receiving treatment at OU Medical Center. Police say their investigation of the […]

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    All immigrant children transferred from Fort Sill facility

    UPDATE 8/8 8:57 a.m.: Authorities from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that all of the immigrant children who were held at Fort Sill have left the facility. Officials say the children in the Unaccompanied Alien Children program shelter at the fort have either been transferred to standard shelters or released to sponsors while they await immigration proceedings. In all, 1,861 minors have been discharged from the program’s temporary shelter at Fort Sill. FORT SILL, Okla. – The […]

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    County officials scrambling for solutions, collapsed sewer lines force jail kitchen to close

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A handful of problems at the Oklahoma County Jail has jail officials scrambling to get things back in order. “This entire jail is more frustrating than you could ever believe,” said Sheriff John Whetsel, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. Inmates and family members of those incarcerated have been complaining to NewsChannel 4 about the lack of hot food and sewage problems inside the 22-year-old facility. Sheriff Whetsel says the problems are connected and stem from issues […]

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    Police: Man in custody after allegedly killing estranged wife at Oklahoma store

    BLANCHARD, Okla. – A Blanchard man has been arrested after allegedly shooting and killing his estranged wife at a convenience store Wednesday morning. Shortly before 10 a.m. on  Wednesday, officers were called to the Gator’s Deli, located near Hwy 62 and N.E. 10th St., after witnesses reported a shooting. Sheriff Don Hewett, with the McClain County Sheriff’s Office, said the alleged suspect walked into Gator’s, fired two shots and left the store. Authorities say the suspect is 64-year-old Larry Keler and […]

  • Patrolling for potholes; You can help!

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Rainfall is wreaking havoc on allergies and mosquitoes, but it’s also hurting something else – our roads. We’re told Oklahoma City repairs 80,000 potholes a year. Rain and ice softens roads and they buckle over time from the weight of cars. We asked residents what it’s like driving down Rockwell, between NW 150th and 164th. “You’re dodging potholes,” area resident Matt Van Every said.  “You’re dodging other vehicles.  It’s a mess and it can be scary.” Matt […]

  • Couple fights for rental deposit back due to dangerous home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro couple says a rental house landlord refuses to give them their deposit back, even though they have yet to move in because of pending repairs. Montana Dell’antonia and his wife Angel recently found a home to rent in the 2100 block of SW 35th in Oklahoma City, on the Craigslist website. They had to find a new home after the balcony of their apartment unit collapsed and the complex needed to have repairs. They say […]

  • OU running back’s alleged assault investigation continues

    NORMAN – The investigation of an altercation between a female OU student and star running back Joe Mixon continued Wednesday, although police are still not releasing surveillance video of the alleged assault that could be the key piece of evidence in this “he said, she said” case. The alleged victim, Amelia Molitor, has received backlash on social media from those who believe Mixon was only defending himself. NewsChannel 4 tried to give her a chance to give her side of […]

  • OKCPS working to end teacher shortage

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) get ready to start the school year Monday, the effort to recruit teachers continues. A teacher shortage would result in more substitutes in the classrooms. One former “sub” is jumping back into the profession full-time. Patti Hagerman is rested and ready to return to her second grade classroom at Horace Mann Elementary. She retired a year ago from teaching, but things have changed. “I miss the kids,” she said Tuesday. “I miss […]

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    Update: 911 call released involving an OU football player accused of assaulting a woman

    NORMAN, Okla. – A woman claims a highly recruited football player, who was expected to make an impact on OU’s season, assaulted her at a popular Campus Corner restaurant. On Monday, the Norman Police Department confirmed that OU running back Joe Mixon, who just turned 18-years-old on Thursday, was involved in an altercation with a 20-year-old woman. Early Friday morning, officers were called to Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe, located on Asp Ave., in regards to a fight. The alleged victim, Amelia […]

  • Health Department warns parents about rising temps in vehicles

    OKLAHOMA – The climbing temperatures could prove dangerous for Oklahoma children. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a car. “A child’s body temperature increases much quicker, about three to five times quicker than an adult,” Avy Redus, with the OSDH Injury Prevention Service, said Thursday. More than half of the children who die inside hot cars were simply forgotten in the back seat. However, up to one-third of these heat-related […]