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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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    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 […]

  • Stray dogs attack two women at state capitol

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    E-Cigarette poison calls on the rise

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  • If Redskins change name, should Oklahoma change its name too?

    A day after losing their trademark registration by the federal government, the Washington Redskin’s mascot controversy is hitting close to home. Richard Whitman, a member of the Yuchi tribe, remembers being teased as a child – repeatedly being called a “redskin.” “You live with it, you know?” Whitman said of the teasing. “It was part of our little survival technique, if you will.” So he is glad to see pressure put on the Washington Redskins to change their name. He […]

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  • Update: Major decision in fight over Oklahoma Governor’s documents

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    U.S. Senate candidates Lankford & Shannon respond to attack ads

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  • World Cup fever sweeping Oklahoma

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    Oklahoma lawmaker looks at alternative to execute inmates

    OKLAHOMA – How would you feel about Oklahoma using a firing squad to execute inmates? That’s one option a lawmaker wants the state to consider in the wake of a botched execution in McAlester. Convicted killer Clayton Lockett died of heart attack April 29 – 43 minutes into his execution by lethal injection. Officials say his vein collapsed when the death drugs weren’t administered properly. There are death penalty options available in Oklahoma, if lethal injection is considered cruel and […]

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    Case closed: FAA clears Chickasha company of wrongdoing in skydiving accident

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Almost six months after suffering severe injuries during a skydiving accident, a 16-year-old Texas teenager is still recovering. In January, 16-year-old Makenzie Wethington wanted to go skydiving. In Texas, skydiving laws require customers be at least 18-years-old before stepping inside the plane. However, Oklahoma allows 16-year-olds to make the jump and that’s when Wethington found Pegasus Air Sport in Chickasha. Her excitement turned to panic when her parachute malfunctioned and she plummeted 3,500 feet to the ground. […]