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

  • 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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  • ‘You could have killed someone,’ Police looking for driver after hit-and-run victim broken, bruised

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, March 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:44pm, March 24, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – A hit-and-run accident sends an unsuspecting jogger to the hospital but the person behind the wheel is still...
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  • UPDATED: Fire crews knock out multiple grass fires NE OKC

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:46pm, March 20, 2014

    Thursday afternoon fire crews battled a large grass fire that sparked along the Turner Turnpike. The blaze spread for miles...
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  • Cattle help police bust a crime ring stretching across multiple states

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40pm, March 18, 2014

    CUSHING, Okla. - Investigators say cattle helped lead them to a crime ring spanning three states. The Department of Agriculture recovered...
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  • UPDATE: Vials, some containing PCP, found in woman’s private parts after arrest

    Posted on: 12:01 pm, March 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:19pm, March 17, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. - A Del City mother is allegedly caught hauling around more than just her 4-year-old daughter after midnight. In...
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  • Driver receives ticket after car runs through wall of northwest OKC medical center

    Posted on: 3:24 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:22pm, March 12, 2014

      OKLAHOMA CITY – Wednesday afternoon Bob Moore Chopper Four and pilot reporter Jon Welsh were over an unusual scene...
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  • New details on Oklahoma City man involved in 7 hour standoff with Police

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, March 6, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – We are learning more information about a Oklahoma City man who was involved in a seven hour...
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  • Oklahoma teen’s dreams of basketball dashed by unusual diagnosis

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, March 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:17pm, March 4, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Jayci Robison dreamed of playing college basketball. “I remember just getting really hot and overheated. I passed...
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  • Oklahoma dispatcher arrested for allegedly smoking pot on job at police dept.

    Posted on: 10:13 am, February 25, 2014, by and

    CARNEGIE, Okla. – A police department dispatcher is arrested for smoking marijuana on the job. The incident was caught on...
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  • ‘It affects everyone,’ friends mourn the loss of 4-year-old boy killed in accident at Oklahoma school

    Posted on: 7:47 am, February 25, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:22pm, February 25, 2014

    NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. - An Oklahoma community is in mourning after a 4-year-old was hit and killed by a car driven...
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  • VIDEO: Allegedly drunk Oklahoma substitute teacher arrested at school

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 11:26am, February 21, 2014

    ADA, Okla. – Ada police say they arrested a substitute teacher for allegedly showing up in the classroom drunk. Officers...
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  • Oklahoma man beaten, robbed and locked in his trunk speaks out

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 10:52pm, February 13, 2014

    OKLAHOMA – An Oklahoma man is beaten, robbed and locked inside the trunk of his car. It happened early Thursday...
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