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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
  • Investigators searching a pond in Edmond for missing teen

    EDMOND,Okla. – Anne Hill was last seen on April 11th. The 16-year-old seemingly vanished without a trace. She was never seen or heard from again after leaving a friend’s house. Days later, her car was found abandoned in an Edmond neighborhood, near 2nd and Coltrane. Right now, a pond on the corner of Penn and Covell is being drained after an anonymous tip and private investigators are being incredibly tight-lipped. The lead private investigator with the Center for Search and Investigation […]

  • Fourth person seen at local hospital for meningitis-like symptoms

    CANADIAN COUNTY,Okla. – An Oklahoma school closed after a fourth person went to the hospital with what Union City School officials are calling viral meningitis. The good news is doctors have ruled out bacterial meningitis, which is the most severe. The State Health Department says the doctors are still running tests to see whether it might be another virus that mimics the symptoms of meningitis. All Union City School District parents got the text. It says, “Mr. Carel: School is cancelled […]

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    OU student claims harassment by man who calls himself a preacher

    NORMAN,Okla. – An OU student is claiming she was harassed and attacked by a man who calls himself a preacher. The student is a junior at OU. Audreanna Stevens says the man claims to spread the word of God, but thinks he took it too far and was obscene. Video shot by Stevens just days ago shows a man yelling at students in front of Dale Hall at OU. “He calls himself brother Matt.  He started off really well and really nice, […]

  • Oklahoma Muslims Rally against ISIS

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- Oklahoma Muslims insist their beliefs do not coincide with those of radical extremists in the Middle East. Today, they take a stand and say enough of being grouped with terrorists. A rally was held at Penn Square Mall to protest ISIS and promote peace. The rally was planned last week by people who feel passionately about their religion. With all the controversy surrounding Islam, we decided to see what Oklahomans knew. ISIS is a radical Muslim group […]

  • Oklahoma Muslims receive death threats

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- An Oklahoma man is receiving calls threatening to have him, his family and his friends beheaded, all because of his Muslim faith. Threats like that are sparking fear for many Oklahoma families who now say they’re terrified to reveal they’re Muslims. It’s a high security alert and even Muslim schools across the state are not allowing children to go outside to play during recess. A lock down situation for Oklahoma Muslims that stems from comments made by […]

  • Hazmat crews called to Edmond after man pours gasoline throughout house

    EDMOND- Police say a man, Vincent Malakar of Edmond, was arrested for arson after he began dousing his home and furniture with gasoline. Police say Vincent Malakar’s wife, Lilian Biswas, called officers around midnight Tuesday saying her husband was acting strangely. “The first time was just after midnight, a female living here said her husband was intoxicated and hadn’t taken some medication he needed,” Jenny Monroe with Edmond Police said. Officers advised Biswas to leave the home if she felt unsafe, […]

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    Officials change the rules for prescription pain killers

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – New rules concerning prescription pain killers will begin next month, making it tougher for patients to get certain drugs. The Federal government is cracking down on exactly who can prescribe those pain killers and how you get your prescription filled at the pharmacy. Doctors will now be the only ones who can sign off on those prescriptions, not nurses or even physician’s assistant. It’s an effort to keep the highly addictive drugs out of the wrong hands. […]

  • Drivers caught speeding on road where 8-year-old was hit

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police and family of an 8-year-old boy hit and left for dead on a road are asking for your help. The accident happened three months ago, he was taken off the road by a Waste Management driver who later became a Pay It 4ward recipient for the actions he took to keep the child alive. Some call it a miraculous recovery. Jonathan Collins suffered a broken femur, but the driver who left him on the road is still out […]

  • Unique bilingual program helps toddlers learn two languages

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Hispanics represent the fastest growing segment of Oklahoma City’s population. There’s increasing interest in making sure Spanish-speaking children catch on to English, even before they go to school. A unique bilingual program is helping the youngest city residents manage two languages. “Con mis ojos… veo la ciudad,” teachers sing to toddlers in Spanish. They’re saying, “with my eyes I see the city.” The bilingual education class at the Tony Reyes Bilingual Child Development Center in South […]

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    Oklahoma residents left without power for more than 6 hours

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents of one metro apartment complex sweated it out on Tuesday after electricity went out to several units. As highs neared triple digits, many at the Pines Apartment Homes were left with no electricity for nearly six and a half hours. When NewsChannel 4 first came to the Pines Apartments at N. Penn and I-44, there were about half a dozen people outside. Some of those residents were in wheelchairs, while others inside were linked to oxygen tanks. […]

  • Oklahoma woman warns Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice could strike again

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- Disturbing new video released today shows Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice violently punching his then-fiance. He’s since been cut from the team and suspended from the NFL, but the video is something an Oklahoman says is all too familiar. The survivor we spoke with says seeing an attack weighs more than believing that it happens. That’s one possibility professionals say he wasn’t terminated until a video surfaced. This is video TMZ Sports released Monday, in seconds, Ray Rice’s […]