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

  • Local family fighting squirrels for their home, “It’s driving me crazy”

    Posted on: 1:54 pm, January 22, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro woman is facing a battle inside her own home. The fight involves a broom and...
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  • UPDATED: Oklahoma man unknowingly purchases stolen property

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, January 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, January 16, 2014

    Video Updated at 10:34 p.m. OKLAHOMA – When you buy something from a pawn shop, you probably think you are...
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  • Konowa woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly bringing gun to game

    Posted on: 3:31 pm, January 15, 2014, by

    KONOWA, Okla. – Authorities in Konawa say a woman walked into a high school gym during a basketball tournament not...
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  • Wanted 1988 Texas fugitive arrested in south Oklahoma City

    Posted on: 3:29 pm, January 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:57am, January 11, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A fugitive who has been on the run for more than 20 years is back behind bars. He...
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  • Oklahoma man goes on crime spree

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 11:06pm, January 9, 2014

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Chickasha man went on a mini crime spree and accused of a hit and run, drunk...
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  • Naked and Afraid: Okla. man survives freezing temps inside guitar case

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, January 7, 2014, by , updated on: 09:02am, January 8, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma man made national headlines last month following an amazing rescue after he fell through an...
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    naked guy
  • Police release identity of suspect killed in officer shootout Friday afternoon

    Posted on: 12:33 pm, January 3, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:26pm, January 4, 2014

    UPDATED: Police have identified the suspect who fired at two Oklahoma City officers Friday afternoon as 21-year-old Joeshawn Edwards Williams. SGT....
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  • A strange intruder rattles some OKC residents, you won’t believe what it turns out to be

    Posted on: 9:54 pm, January 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:40pm, January 2, 2014

    Residents in south Oklahoma City say they were forced to call 911 after an intruder showed up on their porch....
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  • Woman paralyzed after being gunned down in her garage, suspect on the loose

    Posted on: 8:13 pm, December 30, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It has been almost a month since 54-year-old Cheryl Ruaylarp was gunned down in her own driveway....
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  • Love animals? save a pet by donating $5 dollars

    Posted on: 1:08 pm, December 28, 2013, by , updated on: 01:09pm, December 28, 2013

    OKLAHOMA – This time of year we often pay attention to families in need, but sometimes those families include four-legged...
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  • UPDATE: Judge unseals Shadid divorce records; Ed to continue in OKC mayoral race

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 05:35pm, December 20, 2013

    UPDATE 4:30- A judge has ruled to unseal mayoral hopeful Ed Shadid’s divorce records Friday morning. Shadid and his ex-wife...
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  • Services available to help families struggling this year with presents under the tree

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, December 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:30pm, December 16, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For many Oklahomans this time of year is especially difficult when putting presents under the tree takes...
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    Christmas presents