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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
  • Phone scammers target elderly residents

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Phone crooks targeted a metro grandmother, scamming her out of thousands. 87-year-old June says one day she received a call from a man she thought was her grandson. He told her he was in jail for a DUI and needed bail money. He then gave the phone to a man claiming to be an attorney. He told June the bail was $1,500. He also told her she could only pay with  “re-load it” cards. She drove to a nearby […]

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    Residents at their wits end over burglaries

    SPENCER, Okla. – In the past two months, 23 Spencer families had their homes broken into. This is an alarming number for a population of less than 4,000. “In one neighborhood in particular we’ve had 17 of those 23,” said Allen Lane with Spencer Police. The Bentree County Addition was hit the hardest. “Most of these burglaries are occurring between the hours of 7 a.m. and about 6 p.m.,” said Lane. At one home,  thieves knocked out the ac unit […]

  • Resident says feral cats have taken over neighborhood

    WARR ACRES, Okla. – Some residents in a Warr Acres say their neighborhood is overrun with feral cats. Claudia Jones is fuming over the infestation of feral cats on her street. “You can see at least twenty of them hanging out in the yard,” said Jones. Feline waste blends in with fall foliage and the smell lingers in the air. “They poop in the yard and the smell is horrible, especially when it rains. This is horrible, it makes you […]

  • Local authorities search for suspected drug dealer and burglar

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A wanted man gets away from lawmen for the fourth time. Bob Moore Chopper 4 flew over the area where Logan County deputies searched for Jerry Lawson. “As soon as I stopped, his car just flew past me,” said Enedina Rangel. Rangel says she saw her life flash before her eyes as Lawson led deputies on high-speed a chase. She said he almost hit her while running a red light. “I immediately went into shock because I […]

  • Local suspended police chief in court

    SPENCER, Okla. – A local suspended police chief was in court Wednesday. Spencer Police Chief Virgil Green was suspended months ago. But inside a courtroom many hope the battle between the city manager and police chief will end. “It has actually been a long time coming, because the department itself has been in turmoil ever since was suspended,” said reserve officer Jamie Davis. Davis says there’s been an ongoing power struggle where neither side is winning. “The majority of the […]

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    Officer saves Oklahoma airman from bleeding to death using index finger

    YUKON, Okla. – An Oklahoma airman is thankful to be alive after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. “I was just hoping that they could save my leg and then realized that my life was in danger,” said Christopher Griffin. In the audio recording, you can hear Griffin tell 911 operators, “I need an ambulance I just shot myself in the leg. Oh my God!” Officer Dave Carroll, who was nearby, raced over to help. Once he got there, Griffin […]

  • Teachers accuse district of choosing political side by email

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Some teachers believe the Oklahoma City Public School district is choosing a political side on the hot button issue of illegal immigration. One teacher who wanted to remain anonymous said, “We were a little bit disappointed in our school district that it would send such a political email out to us.” The email promotes National Educators Coming Out Day, a campaign in support of undocumented students. It encourages educators who agree, to take a stand and make […]

  • 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 […]