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Before joining the KFOR, La'Tasha Givens worked as a Reporter/ Anchor at WCTV in Tallahassee, FL where she began her news career. While she enjoyed working in public relations, her dream was to become a reporter so she made a career change. She is graduate of Eastern Michigan University. She grew up between Michigan and Atlanta.

Happiest moment in my life was...: My first spiritual birthday, my wedding day
Play any sports/Favorite Sport: I love to golf and play tennis, not that I'm any good at either.

Favorite TV Show: Oprah

Favorite Car: Convertible SUV…it doesn't exist yet but I really want someone to create one for me.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner: Oprah, Diane Sawyer, Ronald Regan, President Barack Obama

Favorite food: Lamb and Lobster

I have a pet: None

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when…: I was 10 years old reporting from the playground about a neighbor's lost cat.

Best movie of all time: Legends of the Fall, I Am Sam

Hardest part of my job: Leaving tough stories at work

Favorite holiday: I enjoy them all

School fight song: I can't remember…: which is sad because I was a cheerleader.

People are surprised when I tell them…: I'm really afraid of squirrels

I like to listen to…: Anything mainstream

Favorite Book: The Bible, it's the most fascinating book I have ever read. There is love, war, incredible stories of courage, sibling rivalry.

I'd jump at the chance to…: travel the world for a year

Best part of the day: The morning

Favorite place to be other than home and work: Anywhere traveling with my husband

Anything else you want viewers to know about you: I believe there is something wonderful in everyone.


Recent Articles
  • Teen caught driving stolen Mercedes leads police on a high-speed chase

    GRADY COUNTY, Okla. – 18-year-old Aaron Rhodes has a criminal wrap sheet that goes back years. In his latest run in with the law, he was caught driving a stolen Mercedes SL 550. Sheriff Jim Weir spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to pull him over. Rhodes then hit the gas and lead deputies on a high-speed chase topping 130 miles an hour. Eventually Rhodes lost control and crashed into the median. But the chase did not end there.  Deputies say […]

  • Residents fuming over road closure

    EL RENO, Okla. – Some El Reno residents are fuming over the decision to close a railroad crossing near Evans Street and Elm. “It’s just not good governmental policy or leadership to do that in my opinion,” said Heidi Gambill. “My mom is 87 and lives about 2 miles from me if I can go this way but I can’t because now I have to go around and get on 66 and go about 6 miles to get to her […]

  • Former police lieutenant drives drunk, crashes and starts fire, police say

    TECUMSEH, Okla. – Residents in Tecumseh woke up to the sound of a fiery crash Tuesday night. Investigators say former Shawnee Police Lieutenant Roy Gribble was driving drunk when he crashed into a ditch near 3rd Street and Park. According to authorities, Gribble refused to take a breathalyzer and other field sobriety tests. Officers say indications like the smell of alcohol, his slurred speech and his inability to stand or walk showed he was clearly drunk. Patrolman said he even became belligerent. […]

  • Oklahoma experts say mosquito population has drastically increased

    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – While the rain has brought green grass and lush landscape, it has also provided a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Oklahoma County health officials say the mosquito population has increased by 80 percent just since last year. They’re using a few tactics to stop disease from spreading. One way is dropping larvicide bricks in stagnant water.  So far they’ve treated 240,000 gallons of sitting water around the county. “We capture mosquitoes in traps to find out if they are possibly vectors […]

  • Oklahoma parents turning to unusual method to search kids’ rooms for drugs

    OKLAHOMA – More and more kids are using drugs in Oklahoma.  The concern has parents turning to drug dogs to sniff out their child’s rooms. Officials say kids are getting creative and are hiding drugs in places you would never expect. K9 University says drugs can be hiding in some of the most unlikely places. Dogs like Duncan, a German Shepherd, are helping parents find these secret hiding places. Duncan’s owner, Angel Soriano, has been training drug dogs for decades. Soriano says recently parents and […]

  • Logan County deputies catch three alleged crooks with bait car

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Three people are behind bars after trying to steal a vehicle. Little did they know it was the worst car to steal. After seeing a rise in auto burglaries, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office started using bait cars to catch crooks. For some time, there wasn’t much activity. But this week, Martin Billings, Vanessa Garcia and Joseph Nicholson were caught red-handed inside one of the trap vehicles. They had no idea cameras and microphones were hidden throughout. The […]

  • Charges lowered for Logan County man initially accused of rape

    Warning: Some of the content in this story may be disturbing to some. LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A Logan County man who was accused of raping a teenager was initially facing serious charges. Now those charges have been dramatically reduced. Mark Shawn Couch was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. Court records show the teenager told investigators after being intoxicated and passing out, she woke up the next day wearing different underwear. When the girl asked Couch what happened, he said he […]

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    Police break 67-year-old’s car window after allegedly resisting arrest

    SPENCER, Okla. – Spencer police said they had no choice but to bust out the car window of a 67-year-old woman. Police said 67-year-old Phyllis Ouldes seemed disoriented while driving at the intersection of N.E. 50th St. and Post Rd. Officers say they pulled her over in a church parking lot to check on her. However, she refused to roll down her window but held up her license so the officer could identify her. The patrolman soon learned she had […]

  • Mother blames DHS for child’s near death encounter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The biological mother of a toddler who nearly drowned is upset with DHS. Hooked up to multiple tubes and monitors, the two-year-old has been fighting for her life in ICU since Tuesday. “It’s real difficult. I’ve never had anything like this happen before even when they were in my custody.” Kiwanda says she lost custody of her little girl while seeking treatment for a drug addiction. The toddler was placed with a foster family just three months ago. […]

  • Local police scandal caught on tape

    PAWHUSKA, Okla. – All over the state people are weighing in and most are outraged at what appears to be special treatment of a high-ranking city official. The Pawhuska City Attorney allegedly got drunk and crashed his car in someone else’s yard. But as the police vest camera shows, he was not immediately arrested like most DUI suspects. The police vest camera shows one officer asking the city manager how he should handle the situation. Officer : “What do you say, Paul?” […]

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    Residents say pitbulls are killing cats in the area

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents on south Shartel say two pitbulls are terrorizing the neighborhood. They believe the dogs are killing cats and leaving the mangled corpses up and down the street. “It’s devastating to see dead animals everywhere,” said Tabitha Walls. “They’ve chewed holes through two of the fences on both sides of their house.” Denise Stark doesn’t have any pets but she said the pits next door attacked two cats in her backyard. “They pulled those cats into the backyard and just massacred them […]