Lance West

KFOR-TV Anchor/Reporter

Lance "Danger" West is Oklahoma's News Channel 4's 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. anchor and an award-winning reporter on the "night beat." His first job delivering the news came at the young age of 10, when he was a "paper boy" in his hometown San Diego neighborhood.

Lance's passion for news continued into his college years where he studied Broadcasting at San Diego State University. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in Broadcast Management & Telecommunications.

Lance has been recognized for exceptional journalism by the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. He's been honored for outstanding investigative, feature, and live news coverage. Lance is also a ten-time Emmy nominee. Lance received his first Emmy Award for the in-depth report on Bull Riding "In the Bulls Eye"

The New York Times Company Broadcast Group awarded Lance the 2002 Chairman s Performance Award for his outstanding journalistic contributions made to Oklahoma s News Channel 4.

Before coming to Oklahoma City in 1995, he worked as a Reporter/Anchor in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bakersfield, California, and in Wichita, Kansas. Lance is a champion for literacy, and frequently visits children in Oklahoma schools to encourage reading. He also serves as a youth leader at Henderson Hills Baptist Church where he and his family have been members for several years.

Lance and his wife Teri "love everything about Oklahoma" and are raising two beautiful children here, Taylor and Rachel.

Hometown :San Diego, California

Life Goal: Raise children who live to love and love to live.

Play any sports/Favorite Sport: I played high school football & ran track. At last check, I still hold some records at San Marcos High School.

Favorite Car: I once owned a 66 Mustang convertible. Why did I sell it?

Most embarrassing moment: Watch any newscast and you'll likely catch one!

Happiest moment in my life: The birth of my children.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner: Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby, Michael Buble & my Grandma Lutz, whom I never had the joy to meet.

Favorite food: Authentic fish tacos from Rubio's in Southern California.

I have a pet: Three dogs. Two Westies and we recently rescued a pug named Herbie.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when: Still not sure I WANT to be a reporter!

Best movie of all time: When Harry Met Sally

Hardest part of my job: Reporting on the tragic death of a child.

Best part of my job: The joy of meeting new people every single day.

Favorite holiday: I love Christmas.

People are surprised when I tell them: I still get nervous every night before I go on the news.

I like to listen to: Sports talk radio

Favorite Book: Bible

I'd jump at the chance to: Do anything that gets the adrenaline pumping.

Best part of the day: Being greeted at the door by my wife, kids and dogs. Nothing better!

Favorite place to be other than home & work: On the beach in Southern California.

Recent Articles

  • New face hopes to prepare students to perform in a “global society”

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, April 24, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla – He’s a father of six, ready to take on a district of 46,000 students in the...
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  • WWII Veteran continues to clean up after tornado damage, honored with reward

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:35pm, April 23, 2014

    MOORE, Okla. – We all know the raw power of a tornado. These monsters can effortlessly lift homes, flip cars...
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  • NEW: Alleged coin burglar caught on tape, police still searching for suspect

    Posted on: 6:26 pm, April 22, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:26pm, April 23, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect that may be connected to at...
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  • Outraged parents take to Twitter over their children having to endure the heat

    Posted on: 3:16 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:21pm, April 11, 2014

    NICHOLS HILLS, Okla – The heat is on for Oklahoma kids during test week. Parents are outraged over the hot...
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  • Police use graphic demonstration to discourage teen drinking and driving

    Posted on: 7:52 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla — It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, a late night visit from a police officer, letting you know...
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  • UPDATE: Police capture last two involved in a brutal attack on a local grandfather

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, April 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:01pm, April 11, 2014

    UPDATED 5:00 p.m. According to authorities, Marcus Spicer and Trey Davis were picked up by OCPD this afternoon in the...
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  • Trio of alleged thieves steal thousands in prescription drugs

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:15pm, April 4, 2014

    PURCELL, Okla – Hydrocodone, Loratab and Oxycotin. Dangerous and popular prescription pills for drug abusers. Purcell Detective, Scott Stephens said,...
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  • Close call with police leads officers to arrest alleged thief

    Posted on: 4:54 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 05:30pm, April 3, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla – It would take a lot for most people to march into a Wal-Mart stock room, grab an...
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  • Hotel manager drapes pediatric cancer patients with love

    Posted on: 3:51 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 10:51pm, March 26, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A little laughter and a kiss from baby brother, Joshua and Ella Robinson enters ProCure Proton Therapy for...
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  • Officer’s letter helps frightened family sleep peacefully

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 06:30pm, March 6, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla – The world can be a scary place, especially for a small child. 11-year-old Aubrey Craig said, “There...
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  • ‘Lieutenant Dan’ helps Oklahoma triple amputee, inspired by determination

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:28pm, February 27, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. – It was a lifelong dream to serve his country. Sept. 21, 2006, Rusty Dunagan enlisted in the...
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  • PAY IT 4Ward: 6-year-old Okla. boy lives on in random acts of kindness

    Posted on: 3:55 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 06:30am, February 27, 2014

    MT VIEW, Okla – 6 year old Tucker Johnson was a cheerful, radiant little boy. But in July of 2011,...
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