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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
  • Honor roll senior kicked out of school for being gay

    BETHANY, Okla. – A honor roll senior was kicked out of school for being gay. Southwestern Christian University officials stated because of her recent marriage to a woman, she can’t come back to school. “It was an incredible moment for both of us and it was a chance for us to share our love for our families and all of our close friends,” said Christian Minard as she looked at her wedding pictures. She said with one glance at her […]

  • Detectives stumble upon rare extinct animals

    CALVIN, Okla. – Investigators stumbled upon a rare collection of exotic wildlife in Calvin, Oklahoma. Some have been extinct for years and investigators can’t even put a price on some of the taxidermy. “This is the Caracara which is a Mexican eagle. This is called an Addax, this thing is near extinction,” said Jerry Flowers, Chief Agent in Charge at the Dept. of Agriculture. These are just some of the rare or extinct wild animals confiscated from the Triple S […]

  • Man stabbed several times while fighting off home intruder

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro man was stabbed multiple times trying to protect his family. Frankie Robinson fought off an intruder while his baby girls slept in the next room. “He cut me, he stabbed me. I was just fighting for my life because I didn’t want him to get to my kids. That’s all I cared about,” said Robinson. “That was the only thing I was afraid of, I didn’t care if I made it or not as long […]

  • Local mother speaks about the mistake of locking two-year-old in car

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Paramedics say there has been an increase in the number of calls about children locked inside vehicles. One mother describes the moment she accidentally locked her two-year-old in a hot car while trying to change a dirty diaper. “In those brief couple of minutes he was sweating, he was hot, his cheeks were rosy,” she said. “I went to get him out and he had an accident so I put him back in.  I threw my purse […]

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    Unbelievable journey: Chickasha man loses phone, gets it back from another continent

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – A local man has his phone back after it traveled halfway around the world. Kevin Whitney says he lost his iPhone last October. “I had it in my pocket and I bent over to work on a copper bottom door and it fell out of my pocket into my grain pit and went up the elevator,” said Whitney. It disappeared into a bin full of 280,000 pounds of grain. “I thought I’ll never see that phone again,” said Whitney. […]

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    Update: Ft. Sill housing more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors

    UPDATE: 7/3 – Officials say the shelter at Fort Sill is currently housing more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors. According to Kenneth Wolfe with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are currently 1,158 minors in the Unaccompanied Alien Children program’s temporary shelter at Fort Sill. Wolfe says at this time they are unsure how many will be admitted and discharged this week. Update: 6/20 – Today Governor Mary Fallin toured the shelter at Fort Sill housing unaccompanied minors who crossed […]

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    Tenants continue to struggle without working elevator

    CUSHING, Okla. – Tenants at Cimarron Towers continue to struggle to get around since the elevator broke down three weeks ago. Jessica Farrow said she’s had two strokes and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and walking up five flights of stairs the last few weeks is taking a toll on her. Farrow said, “There are people that can’t get down the stairs at all and it’s really hard even for me to get down because of health issues.” The elevators at Cimarron […]

  • Elderly residents stuck inside apartment

    CUSHING, Okla. – Dozens of elderly residents are trapped inside an apartment building in Cushing. Residents at Cimarron Towers say the elevators have been broken for the past three weeks. “I have never been in this situation before and I never want to be in it again.” Wanda Breckenridge has problems with her right knee but she has no other choice than to bare several flights of stairs. “I just hope that they get that elevator fixed if not I’m going […]

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    Hundreds of Oklahomans gather for earthquake town hall meeting to get answers

    EDMOND, Okla. –  With the latest increase of quakes, furious Oklahomans are demanding to know why. Hundreds gathered for a town hall meeting in Edmond Thursday night to get some answers. Seismologists say Oklahoma has more earthquakes than states further west. Experts say for 30 years our state averaged 1.5 earthquakes a day, but since January, we’ve had 231 quakes with a 3.0 magnitude or higher. Experts also say they understand the concerns about fracking and waste water wells causing the […]

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    The battle over Common Core continues

    Petitioners file a lawsuit stating the repeal of Common Core is unconstitutional according to Oklahoma State law. “We filed a lawsuit this afternoon asking that House Bill 3399 be declared unconstitutional,” said former U.S. Attorney General Robert McCampbell. He said the bill has two constitutional problems. He said the first is, “When you’re constructing the new standards, the State Board of Education has the constitutional power to do that. However, House Bill 3399 would have the legislature encroaching on that authority […]

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    Suspect returns to crime scene to recover gun, gets arrested

    OKLAHOMA CITY – What started out as a quiet morning on SW 138th ended with a suspect chase and a woman in handcuffs. Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with Oklahoma City Police said, “The homeowner  heard someone messing with the door and apparently got on the phone immediately and contacted police.” Investigators say April Giddens-King was trying to get inside a home. The fact that it was morning and the house is located on the corner of a well-traveled street didn’t deter King. […]