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

  • ‘We’ll have chaos,’ investigating Oklahoma’s most dangerous dams

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:06pm, February 11, 2014

    ARCADIA, Okla -  It is the Main Street of America. Historic Route 66 stretches hundreds of miles over old bridges,...
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  • Head Country in a BBQ battle over family recipe

    Posted on: 3:34 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:35pm, February 6, 2014

    PONCA CITY, Okla – It all began on a Naval Destroyer during World War II. Donovan “Bud” Head was a...
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  • Edmond firefighters use new tools to rescue 4-legged family members

    Posted on: 4:04 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:41pm, February 5, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla – There are more homes with pets than children in America and the Edmond Fire Department knows, they...
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  • Oklahomans losing weight on a biblically-inspired diet

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 09:46am, February 5, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ushering in the New Year often comes with hopes of a healthier, lighter you. For some, the...
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  • WATCH OUT: Oklahoma mystery woman passing bogus government checks

    Posted on: 4:38 pm, January 31, 2014, by , updated on: 04:50pm, January 31, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla –  Watch out Oklahoma. Someone is hitting store across the metro, passing very real looking U.S. treasury checks....
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  • Waking up in Heaven; Oklahoma woman shares miraculous story

    Posted on: 12:08 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 10:48pm, January 30, 2014

    ALTUS, Okla — The bible says Heaven is beauty beyond our comprehension, “Like an entire city of transparent gold.” Most...
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  • MUST SEE: Cancer survivor surprised by Spirit Bank Pay It 4Ward

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, January 29, 2014, by , updated on: 12:32pm, January 30, 2014

    DEL CITY, Okla. – Destiny Church in Del City is barely big enough to contain all the people impacted by...
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  • Miracle on Kelley Park Drive: Christmas “elves” deliver hope for the holidays for single mother

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, December 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:33pm, December 23, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla – Single mother of three, Lora Hester, bought an Edmond home, knowing it would be a project. She...
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  • Scammers use frigid temps to attempt to con residents, businesses

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, December 10, 2013, by , updated on: 04:29pm, December 10, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla – Frigid temperatures outside and hot pizza ovens inside; the last thing Jo’s Famous Pizza could afford was...
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  • NEW: Chilly dogs recovering after being dumped in the cold

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, December 6, 2013, by , updated on: 06:28pm, December 6, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla – Two little Chihuahuas are recovering after surviving several hours in the Oklahoma elements. On Thursday morning, a...
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  • Pay It 4Ward: Midwest City minister saves piece of the past

    Posted on: 4:03 pm, December 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:34pm, December 4, 2013

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla — Jimmie Tribble is a collector of memorabilia and a youth minister at First Baptist Church in...
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    pay it forward
  • Baby On Board: Edmond detectives make roadside delivery

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, December 3, 2013, by

    EDMOND, Okla – Edmond detectives, Mike Chesley and Jimmy Gwartney have handled their share of emergencies. But a traffic stop...
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