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

  • Lance West gets shot by ‘less than lethal’ weapon

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, October 31, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:59pm, November 1, 2013

    SHAWNEE, Okla. — When violence erupts, gunfire is usually the last resort for law enforcers. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff, JT Palmer...
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  • Burglary suspect cries for ‘Momma’ after arrest

    Posted on: 2:54 pm, October 18, 2013, by , updated on: 06:56pm, October 18, 2013

    SHAWNEE, Okla – Hours and hours can pass before you see a car pass by. A thief might conclude the...
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  • RAW VIDEO: Pantless suspect surrenders to police, has powerful advice to kids

    Posted on: 3:46 pm, September 30, 2013, by , updated on: 09:59pm, September 30, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — The drenched suspect surrendered, after a car chase, manhunt, and tense afternoon in a North OKC...
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    Suspect leads police on chase in far N.W. OKC
  • Boater’s sunken treasure found at Arcadia Lake

    Posted on: 3:00 pm, September 25, 2013, by , updated on: 09:39pm, September 25, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla — Noland Jones and his wife had gone out for an early morning fishing excursion on Arcadia Lake....
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  • Edmond home peppered with gunfire

    Posted on: 3:13 pm, September 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:45pm, September 12, 2013

    EDMOND, Okla — Residents say it sounded like fireworks. A series of pops echoed through the middle class Edmond neighborhood...
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  • UPDATE: OSU takes action against “orange” water

    Posted on: 7:05 pm, September 6, 2013, by , updated on: 04:51pm, September 9, 2013

    STILLWATER, Okla — School spirit runs orange in Stillwater; The people, the fountains, and now, the water flowing through the...
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  • Medic loses home; Saves lives

    Posted on: 12:02 pm, September 3, 2013, by , updated on: 08:32pm, September 3, 2013

    MOORE, Okla — He patrols the city at night in his emergency room on wheels. Tim Ward moved here recently...
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  • New rules for OU football fans

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, August 23, 2013, by

    NORMAN, Okla –Like the players and coaches, fans will need a game plan for the looming college football season. Assistant...
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  • Officer’s record cleared after shooting death of 5-year-old

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, August 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:33pm, August 12, 2013

    NOBLE, Okla. — Not a single day passes that Jack Haley doesn’t think of his little boy. There are pictures...
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  • The first happy homecoming in Moore

    Posted on: 9:25 pm, July 31, 2013, by and

    MOORE, Okla. – A victim of the Moore tornado victim will go to sleep knowing she is only weeks away...
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  • Fishermen caught in Oklahoma River when floodgates opened

    Posted on: 9:25 pm, July 30, 2013, by , updated on: 10:00pm, July 30, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two men were standing on some rocks of a popular fishing spot near I-40 and Eastern, but...
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  • Good Samaritan uses KFOR report to give amputee leg up after theft

    Posted on: 3:13 pm, July 26, 2013, by , updated on: 06:45pm, July 26, 2013

    YUKON, Okla. –Just over 17 months after a strange theft left a retired Yukon firefighter looking for leads, he got...
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