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Leslie Rangel joined Oklahoma's News Channel 4 Team as a multimedia journalist and reporter August 2014.

Before joining KFOR-TV, Leslie worked as a general assignment reporter at KFDM News in Beaumont, Texas. She received multiple awards including first place recognition from the Southeast Texas Press Club for her coverage on a 100-car wreck Thanksgiving morning 2012. Leslie was also the only reporter from her market to travel to West, Texas after a devastating fertilizer explosion.

Leslie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, yes she's a proud Longhorn, but says she gets along with OU fans as long as it's not TX-OU weekend. She graduated with two degrees, one in Broadcast Journalism, the other in Spanish Language teaching.

When Leslie is not in the newsroom or on a story, she loves spending time working out and trying new restaurants with her rescue pug named Harlow, oh and her boyfriend.

Here are some fun facts about Leslie:

Hometown... Nearly all of Dallas, I was always the new kid, but I graduated from Red Oak High School.

Life Goal... To make a difference in someone's life, be happy and be a mom

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when… My high school Spanish teacher Mrs. Forti told me I should tryout for our school newscast, Hawk Eye News. She said TV stations needed more Latinas and I decided last minute to audition, got it and never looked back.

Best movie of all time... Guardians of the Galaxy!

Best part of my job... Getting to walk in someone else's shoes everyday when I tell their stories.

People are surprised when I tell them… I used to be 250lbs. I struggled with weight when I was younger, now I'm all about healthy living!

Biggest life achievement/made mom & dad proud when I... I graduated college! I'm a first generation American in my family, my parents were born in Guatemala and Mexico.

I like to listen to... any music you can dance to! (Except screaming hard rock.. not my cup of tea)

My favorite food... I know I said I'm about healthy living, but I LOVE pizza!! Don't get me wrong though, I usually make my own, thin crust with arugula, pineapple, green peppers and feta cheese! YUMMMM.

Recent Articles
  • Thunder out of the Playoffs after New Orleans beats San Antonio

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a heartbreaking night for Thunder fans everywhere. Despite their 138 – 113 win against Timberwolves tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder are out of the NBA Playoffs. The Thunder did not disappoint, instead  it was the San Antonio Spurs who could not pull off the win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans won their game 108 – 103. It was packed house at Urban Johnnie’s in Oklahoma City, but now with no more playoff games, […]

  • New texting bill amendment would ban all handheld mobile devices

    OKLAHOMA CITY – We’re all guilty, and we’ve all heard about the new proposed texting and driving bill, but new amendments may make things tougher for any driver holding onto their phone. Thanks to the legislature, new laws would crack down on those of us who just won’t listen to the warning to stop texting and driving. “I like to think I’m a little more mature, but I have in the past,” driver Luci Perez says. “These things are addictive, […]

  • Missing security seals on 3rd grade state tests leave parents, teachers concerned

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — If you have a third grader in Oklahoma, you know this is their big week. The standardized Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests or OCCT for reading and math will be administered. But things are a little different as the tests are missing the security seals used to make sure no one looks at the test before the student takes it. “Teachers were most worried, afraid cheating accusations could be made,” State Rep. Jason Dunnington Dist. 88, says. The state, […]

  • Lawmakers who wrote cold beer bill do “not” want it to pass

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla.- The push to get ice-cold beer straight from the liquor store is still on, but you’ll be surprised to hear the lawmakers who wrote the bill do “not” want it to pass. It’s not a ‘goodbye’ to the new law yet, it’s more of a ‘see you later’. Lawmakers want to wait to help change more alcohol laws they call archaic, but some Oklahomans say the laws need to be left alone. “For the last 37 years, I’ve […]

  • 4.3 Guthrie quake the talk for miles around

    GUTHRIE,Okla.-Oklahoma quaked once again, ringing in at a 4.3 according to the USGS. Most of us felt the big jolt here at the station. There was no talking damage to homes, but the constant shifting of the earth definitely has Oklahoman’s talking. “All the sudden, I hear this loud roar coming from the north,” Connie Wiley, who felt the earthquake said. “It was the hardest one that I have felt since I’ve been in Guthrie,” Pastor Andy Starns, who lives […]

  • Men caught on camera attacking Moore Police Officer

    MOORE,Okla.- A Moore police officer was cornered by several men Wednesday night, then attacked. The tense moments were all caught on dash cam video. Two men, brothers, are now charged with the aggravated assault and battery on a police officer. Moore officers say they’re surprised everyone came out alive. Dash cam video shows where things escalated, during an arrest for a Moore Police Officer. A man we now know as Ismael Soto, charges at a police officer. “It looked like […]

  • New bill could add a fee for dying in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla.- A fee for dying in Oklahoma. It sounds odd, but a new bill would do exactly that; $3 charged for every death certificate filed. The bill is meant to raise money to help hire a full time funeral inspector. Right now, there’s only a part- time inspector in charge of the whole state, and he’s about to retire. But some funeral directors say a fee for death certificates is the wrong way to do it. “I’m not saying […]

  • OU students set expectations for new VP of University Community

    NORMAN,Okla.-A former OU student and senator is now OU’s Vice President for the University Community. It’s unclear what the vice-president’s exact role will be, but we we do know he will have a large hand in diversity issues on campus. OU Unheard is at it again, Tuesday night hosting a talk on race relations. “Race needs to be talked about so we can fix what’s damage with it,” Ashleigh Jackson, a junior at OU said. Damage, the new OU VP, Jabar […]

  • Construction workers caught in the middle of a crime scene

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A car chase leads to two men running away from officers. One ended up in the Oklahoma river, and it was all caught on camera. At last check, the other suspect had not surfaced, but police did an extensive search of a construction area where the new whitewater rafting park is being built. Workers were forced to leave early after they found themselves in the middle of a crime scene. “We were kind of wondering what was […]

  • Guthrie High School covered in toilet paper

    GUTHRIE,Okla.- On Friday morning, Guthrie High School faculty and students showed up to white toilet paper streamers flowing from trees. Of course you can’t help but laugh at this story, and many are, but for those responsible, listen up, you could find yourself in trouble with the law. We all know the power of social media, and pictures quickly circulated the interwebs of Guthrie high school toilet papered! The toilet paper covered several trees in front and back of the […]

  • Moore tornado victims looted

    MOORE, Okla. – Within hours of the storm  hitting Moore Wednesday, people were  waiting to take advantage of storm victims. Instead of helping victims, some saw it as an opportunity to strike and make things worse for those already suffering damage. “I thank God for Mike Morgan, I do, and Bob Moore of course, Chopper Four, they’re just like wow! They saved their lives there’s no question they saved their lives,” Cathy Birlew says. She was on the phone with her son, who lives in the 100 […]