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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
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    Police on the prowl for alleged “cat burglar” obsessed with Hello Kitty

    EDMOND, Okla – Cartoon characters may rise and fall in popularity over the years but Hello Kitty seems to have some staying power! From plates to pillows, bicycles to blankets, that cherub kitty face is on everything. PJ Korzun, a Wal-Mart shopper, said, “I still have a Hello Kitty hand puppet. I had it when I was a kid and kept it.” And authorities say its appeal reaches beyond just children. Edmond police say they are looking for a woman for […]

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    Couple waits one year for Medical Examiner to release mysterious cause of death for their child

    OKLAHOMA CITY – 22 month old Mariah Ford was always happy and completely healthy. An out of the blue illness took hold in late March, 2013. Mom, Brittany Medcalf said, “Actually, all day on the 27th she was fine. Her normal self. It wasn’t until after dinner I put her to bed and we noticed she wasn’t her normal self.” Like most concerned parents, Brittany took her baby to the pediatrician. The Doctor treated Mariah for an ear infection and […]

  • First ever “safety home” complete in Moore

    MOORE, Okla. – Living in Oklahoma comes with weather risks. That’s why many Moore tornado victims are rebuilding with safety in mind. A new home in east Moore has been built to withstand anything Mother Nature dishes out. It looks like any other new home in this neighborhood, but it’s what you can’t see that makes it so sturdy. Half this home is an 86,000 pound, steel reinforced, concrete box. It’s welded to the slab with metal plates. There are even 1/8 inch thick […]

  • More Oklahomans turning to different source for healing

    OKLAHOMA CITY – When people are sick, they usually go to the doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But more and more Oklahomans are turning to a different source for healing. Across the county, and right here in Oklahoma City, healing rooms are offering comfort for those who have given up all other hope. The “Word” is the inspiration behind thousands of these “healing rooms.” Including one inside a nondescript office building in Oklahoma City. Every Saturday morning, a team of […]

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

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla – He’s a father of six, ready to take on a district of 46,000 students in the revolving door that is the Oklahoma City public schools superintendent job. Rob Neu comes from Federal Way Public Schools in Washington State, a district half the size of OKC. But he says his approach to education will be similar. His emphasis is preparing students to perform in a global society. Neu told us, “There is a joke. If you speak […]

  • 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 […]