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

  • 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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  • Moore residents reach out to Illinois tornado victims

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, November 28, 2013, by , updated on: 03:18pm, November 28, 2013

    Moore, Okla. — Human kind is always at its best when mother nature is at her worst. Moore resident, Brandye...
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  • Kid Tested: Which toys came out on top for 2013

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, November 26, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32pm, November 26, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Navigating the toy aisle at Christmas time can be terrifying. It’s an endless maze of toys to...
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    kids toys
  • 4-year-old Edmond boy found high at school; grandma, great aunt arrested

    Posted on: 11:32 am, November 25, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:52pm, November 25, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla – Teachers and classmates knew immediately that something wasn’t quite right with a 4-year-old student at Cross Timbers...
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  • School teacher sinks $20,000 “Thunder money ball”

    Posted on: 4:06 pm, November 22, 2013, by , updated on: 06:35pm, November 22, 2013

    PIEDMONT, Okla. – Brad Brucker is sort of the “Ron Burgundy” of Piedmont High School. Brucker joked, “I’m kind of...
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  • Local man admits to being addicted to child porn, arrested in undercover sting

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, November 21, 2013, by , updated on: 05:40pm, November 21, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighbors had no idea what was going on behind closed doors at a home in the 3000...
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    child porn arrest
  • OSU students competing against each other, Baylor student for chance of a lifetime

    Posted on: 2:38 pm, November 19, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:09pm, November 19, 2013

    STILLWATER, Okla. – OSU is facing off with Baylor this weekend in the battle for the Big 12 Conference Title....
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    OSU game day contest Home Depot graphic
  • Hoagie hit man sabotages sub shop, workers pay the price

    Posted on: 12:47 pm, November 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:51pm, November 18, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla – Less than two hours after being fired, a former manager returned to the Edmond Planet Sub with...
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  • Family meets dispatcher who helped with miracle delivery

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, November 13, 2013, by , updated on: 06:51pm, November 15, 2013

    Update: 2-day old Laura Bell is strong and healthy. Mom, Victoria Bartels said, “Sweet baby girl. She’s perfect, as close to...
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  • Investigation: E-cigarettes may not be safe alternative after-all

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, November 8, 2013, by , updated on: 11:27am, November 9, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla - New types of cigarettes and tobacco threaten to addict a younger demographic. Gary Brown said he was...
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  • Heavenly Helper: Ordained minister is the anointed ‘Dear Abby’

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, November 7, 2013, by

    WEATHERFORD, Okla — If sin had any smell, Dr. Dixie Yoder would live in stench. Greed to gluttony, lying to...
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  • Oklahoma’s ‘appointed Dear Abby’ sharing heavenly help with thousands

    Posted on: 6:32 am, November 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:35am, November 7, 2013

    We are all familiar with those advice columns in the local newspaper. Maybe you’ve even sought advice for yourself. Now...
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    Heavenly help Dr. Dixie