Joleen Chaney

KFOR-TV Anchor/Reporter

Joleen Chaney joined the News Channel 4 team in June 2008 and is thrilled to be working in her home state with the same news team she grew up watching. She’s a sixth generation Oklahoman, born in Fairview and raised in Rush Springs... and, no, Joleen wasn't the watermelon queen!

She first visited KFOR as an intern, weekend writer and assignment editor. It wasn't long before she landed her first on-air job as a morning anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX during her senior year of college at Cameron University.

While at CU Joleen won an OBEA award for reporting. She also produced, reported and anchored for CU-TV and wrote for The Cameron Collegian and The Wichita magazine. Since starting at KFOR, Joleen has been honored by the Associated Press in the "Best Reporter Portfolio" category and by the Society of Professional Journalists for criminal justice reporting and feature reporting. In 2010 Joleen was nominated for a Heartland Emmy for breaking news tornado coverage along with several members of the KFOR team. Joleen also won an Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters award for a series piece in which she followed the recovery of an elderly Oklahoma man who was robbed, beaten and left for dead. After seeing the reports, generous viewers donated their time and services to help restore the man’s hearing.

In 2011 Joleen completed a half Iron Man triathlon, helping raise several thousand dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma. She has run and cycled in events to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Diabetes Association. Joleen is currently training for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Joleen was also named a member of ionOklahoma Magazine's "30 under 30 NextGen" inaugural class to honor individuals under the age of 30 who have proven to be leaders in their career field.

Joleen couldn't be happier traveling across our great state for stories and meeting its wonderful people. When not working, she enjoys public speaking, running, cooking and spending time with her family located all over Oklahoma.

Recent Articles

  • One arrested while federal agents surround a N.W. OKC home

    Posted on: 4:05 pm, April 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:59pm, April 17, 2014

    UPDATE: HazMat investigating in OKC, Norman for possible toxic contamination OKLAHOMA CITY – There are chilling new details involving a...
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  • Man charged with sex crimes after game of truth or dare with 2 teenage girls

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 11:10pm, April 16, 2014

    MOORE, Okla. – Police say a man sexually assaulted two teenage girls and coaxed them into vulgar sex acts during...
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  • Authorties unveil massive Oklahoma crime ring

    Posted on: 6:28 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    PURCELL, Okla. Authorities unveil a massive crime ring of drugs, guns and convicted felons. They were tipped off when they recovered...
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  • Wobbly sign shuts down major OKC roadway

    Posted on: 10:57 am, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:24pm, April 14, 2014

    WARR ACRES, Okla. – A road sign is a casualty of recent fierce winds, battered by weekend gusts and forced...
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  • Oklahoma grass fire sparked in unusual way

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    LUTHER, Okla. – A large grass fire came within feet of homes just west of the metro, and a sparking tire rim...
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  • Authorities looking for clues in death of Oklahoma mother

    Posted on: 7:16 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 11:12pm, April 9, 2014

    MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – McClain County Authorities and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are looking for clues in the...
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  • Moore tornado victim running for state office

    Posted on: 6:39 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    An Oklahoma mother is announcing her run for office. Danni Legg says lawmakers are not doing enough to protect Oklahoma...
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  • Caught on Camera: Topless woman wrestles security guard inside OKC mall

    Posted on: 6:34 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 10:10am, April 8, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bizarre scuffle between a topless woman and a mall security guard played out inside Penn Square Mall....
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  • Victim speaks out against OKC doctor charged with sexual misconduct

    Posted on: 4:49 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 06:19pm, March 27, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  A prominent Oklahoma City doctor is facing serious charges, and now an alleged victim is telling her...
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    Dr. John Fuller
  • UPDATE: Doctor turns self in, facing charges for rape, sex crimes against patients

    Posted on: 10:31 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 01:02pm, March 27, 2014

    UPDATE: Dr. Fuller has turned himself into authorities and is to face arraignment Thursday afternoon. OKLAHOMA CITY – There are serious sexual...
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    Dr. John Fuller
  • Oklahoma City doctor facing charges for rape, sex crimes against patients

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, March 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:09pm, March 26, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City doctor is facing serious sexual allegations. On Wednesday, March 26, Dr. John A. Fuller...
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  • Oklahoma traffic stop leads to more than half a million dollars in black-tar heroin

    Posted on: 4:45 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 05:40pm, March 25, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An illegal lane change leads to more than $720,000 in illegal drugs being taken off the streets. Authorities say...
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