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

  • 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
  • City crews overwhelmed while on pothole patrol

    Posted on: 1:46 pm, December 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:29pm, December 12, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – If you have been driving on city streets lately, you have probably had to dodge a few...
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  • UPDATE: Chickasha teen facing multiple charges after high-speed chase, allegedly shooting at officers

    Posted on: 8:20 am, December 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:58pm, December 3, 2013

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Chickasha teen is recovering after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase and was involved...
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  • Looking for unique gift? Check out pop up shops

    Posted on: 4:10 pm, November 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:34pm, November 29, 2013

    UPDATED: Guest Allison Bailey, a local retail consultant for independent shops and districts joins KFOR. OKLAHOMA CITY – There are...
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  • New jail solves overcrowding issues, saves county thousands

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, November 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:56pm, November 26, 2013

    EL RENO, Okla. – As inmates step off the bus, each step toward the Canadian County Jail is money in...
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    jail
  • Representative working on new law to target hunters, hunting accidents

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, November 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:04pm, November 26, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY -   This past Saturday was a big day for football in the state. However, about 200,000 Oklahomans decided...
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    hunting
  • UPDATE: Local dealership provides surprise for girl with rare medical condition

    Posted on: 2:57 pm, November 25, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:54pm, December 6, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY -A local family who was desperate to find their stolen van is now thankful for a new vehicle....
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    girl
  • Oklahoma couple trying to earthquake-proof home

    Posted on: 7:20 am, November 5, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:36am, November 5, 2013

    An Oklahoma couple is trying to earthquake-proof their home after their house was destroyed in the record-breaking quake back in...
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    Earthquake proof home
  • New program addresses special education teacher shortage

    Posted on: 11:42 am, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 11:26am, October 2, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY -While there has been a major push to get better teachers in our schools, one area of education...
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  • 4 times when you’re most likely to overspend

    Posted on: 8:39 am, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 06:34am, September 20, 2013

    We have all done it some point or another, spent too much money. Here are four ways you are most...
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    Crest Grocery Store - Ashton Edwards
  • Mother claims father strangled son with blanket but DHS won’t step in

    Posted on: 7:36 pm, September 23, 2013, by , updated on: 08:02pm, September 23, 2013

    PURCELL, Okla. – A mother is speaking out about a heartbreaking case of child abuse in McCLain County and police...
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