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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
  • WWII Veteran continues to clean up after tornado damage, honored with reward

    MOORE, Okla. – We all know the raw power of a tornado. These monsters can effortlessly lift homes, flip cars and snap power poles. The swirling winds can also scatter that debris for miles. 87-year old Bill Russell is quietly doing his part to prevent punctured feet and flat tires. He spends endless hours canvassing the streets of Moore, removing those potentially damaging sharp objects. Mr. Russell said, “I do that 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. I’ve […]

  • 2014 - Home Burglary Suspect

    NEW: Alleged coin burglar caught on tape, police still searching for suspect

    EDMOND, Okla. – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect that may be connected to at least 12 home burglaries in Edmond. Police say seven homes were hit on Monday and at least 5 homes were burglarized Tuesday. Authorities describe the suspect as a black male between the ages of 16 to 19 years old. According to reports, he was seen driving an older model white Honda Accord with a red stripe down the side. If […]

  • Outraged parents take to Twitter over their children having to endure the heat

    NICHOLS HILLS, Okla – The heat is on for Oklahoma kids during test week. Parents are outraged over the hot an uncomfortable conditions inside some classrooms — and they are taking the battle to Twitter. Small box fans and cracked windows. Parents say these are the conditions children have had to endure this week at Nichols Hills Elementary. Outside temperatures have been in the upper 80’s. Parent, Michelle Greene said, “It was uncomfortably hot.” Michelle Greene has two students here, […]

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    UPDATE: Police capture last two involved in a brutal attack on a local grandfather

    UPDATED 5:00 p.m. According to authorities, Marcus Spicer and Trey Davis were picked up by OCPD this afternoon in the area of 23rd & Rockwell. Both men will be transported to Oklahoma County jail later this evening. Edmond Police Department has also have two others in custody. According to reports, detectives will be presenting felony charges of burglary, aggravated assault and battery, and first degree robbery for two juveniles and one adult. Today an additional charge of Obstructing an Officer was […]

  • Police use graphic demonstration to discourage teen drinking and driving

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla — It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, a late night visit from a police officer, letting you know there’s been an accident. Pottawatomie County Sheriff, Mike Booth said, “It’s hard for us to do the knocking and inform a parent that their child has been involved in a crash, especially a fatality crash. We will do everything in law enforcement to prevent that.” Outside Bethel High School, first responders gave a life lesson to hundreds of Oklahoma high […]

  • Trio of alleged thieves steal thousands in prescription drugs

    PURCELL, Okla – Hydrocodone, Loratab and Oxycotin. Dangerous and popular prescription pills for drug abusers. Purcell Detective, Scott Stephens said, “According to OBN, it’s one of the biggest problems nationwide.” That includes small town USA. Early Thursday morning, a trio of thieves chunked a rock through the front door of the Purcell Walgreens. They grabbed the store’s blue shopping baskets, raced to the secure pharmacy and broke out another window. Stephens said, “They even picked up the rock and used […]

  • Close call with police leads officers to arrest alleged thief

    EDMOND, Okla – It would take a lot for most people to march into a Wal-Mart stock room, grab an expensive flat screen television and wheel it to the front door. Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department, said, “He stuck it in a basket. It was hanging out of the basket.” Police say an alleged thief even convinced a Wal-Mart associate to load the electronics into his waiting car. The suspect, Christopher French, might have gotten away if not for […]

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    Hotel manager drapes pediatric cancer patients with love

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A little laughter and a kiss from baby brother, Joshua and Ella Robinson enters ProCure Proton Therapy for another round of cancer treatments. Her mom, Sian said, “That was probably one of the worst moments of my life. You fear the worst, cancer. Potentially terminal. There are 1000’s of things that go through your mind.” Dozens of international patients travel to Oklahoma City each year for the very best medical care and many at the Staybridge Hotel. Sales […]

  • Officer’s letter helps frightened family sleep peacefully

    EDMOND, Okla – The world can be a scary place, especially for a small child. 11-year-old Aubrey Craig said, “There are so many bad things out there and you never know what can happen to you.” Aubrey and her nine-year old sibling, Ava, have been having trouble sleeping lately. The nightmares that have caused many restless nights in the Craig household. Mom, Kaycie said, “They’re just scared about life in general.” The Craigs’ have tried to ease their children’s fears, […]

  • ‘Lieutenant Dan’ helps Oklahoma triple amputee, inspired by determination

    EDMOND, Okla. – It was a lifelong dream to serve his country. Sept. 21, 2006, Rusty Dunagan enlisted in the United States Army. He was on his second tour of duty, a routine patrol in an Afghan village. He knew the dangers of war. Dunagan said, “The solider behind me stepped on a land mine. It was a primary device. It set off a secondary device which was a homemade bomb and I was on top of that homemade bomb.” […]

  • PAY IT 4Ward: 6-year-old Okla. boy lives on in random acts of kindness

    MT VIEW, Okla – 6 year old Tucker Johnson was a cheerful, radiant little boy. But in July of 2011, the little man with the big smile, hungry for adventure … was killed in a go-cart accident. Rather than let grief consume them, Brian and Misty Johnson launched a “BE KIND” crusade. Misty said, “It’s a reminder to all of us. It can’t hurt to ask people to be a little kinder. It’s been awesome.” Family and friends began designing, […]