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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
  • Lawmakers want execution by nitrogen

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A new study released suggests execution by nitrogen is a good alternative to capital punishment using the Midazolam cocktail. A new bill is already moving through the capitol; it has passed the house and is waiting on a senate version. Legislators in support are confident it will become law, as it received an overwhelming bi-partisan support. “We’ve had some issues with the lethal injection,” State Rep. Mike Christian says. He’s referring to executions like the 2014 botched execution of Clayton […]

  • Oklahoma lawmaker asks Facebook friends to buy baby registry gifts

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Facebook posts have landed an Oklahoma legislator in hot water. Representative Josh Cockroft recently posted on Facebook for his friends to buy as much as they can for his wife and unborn child. But it’s not the first time he’s asked for gifts; NewsChannel 4 found some requests dating back to 2012. A scroll through Facebook caught some people’s attention after reading this on Saturday: “In a shameless attempt to take care of my wife and soon-to-be-born daughter, […]

  • The Village Police investigating series of car burglaries near fire station

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – Nearly half a dozen cars were targeted in The Village by thieves. Village police say so far they have no suspects for on the series of burglaries. These cars targeted all have something in common, they were all unlocked, leaving an open invitation for the thief to grab the goods. Video surveillance shows the moment Samantha Morphew got home from bar-tending early Sunday morning. “So, I got a knock on the door I’d say about 4:45 a.m., […]

  • COURTS: Student accused of rape inside a Westmoore High School classroom

    **WARNING: Details in this story are graphic, and inappropriate for children.** CLEVELAND COUNTY,Okla. — New information about an alleged rape involving four Westmoore high school students has surfaced. A 15-year-old girl alleges she was gang raped by four men at an apartment off-campus. Documents that detail a separate assault took place “inside” Westmoore High school just “two weeks after” the alleged gang rape. Shock and anger are only two words that can be used after we told one Westmoore mother about new […]

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    Shooting at Oklahoma City park, 1 injured

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Police officers were called to a shooting Wednesday night at an Oklahoma City park. Officials say the shooting occurred Stratford and N.W. 117th at the Macklanburg Recreation Park. A man was shot in the stomach by someone in a passing vehicle. The victim was able to get into a car, and was driven to an area hospital. OCPD Lt. Parton said a woman called a short time later saying her grandson had been shot and was being taken to the hospital. […]

  • Bill would give parents money on debit cards, give option of private schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla. — Education debit cards are a chance for parents to decide where taxes are spent. SB 609 would put thousands of dollars back in the pockets of Oklahoma parents. Some see it as a way to give children opportunities,  but there are others in the public school realm who say it’s a dangerous door to open. They fear the way the law is written does not meet the end goal of helping students. “The pennies are screaming they are being […]

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    Oklahoma City street crews battling snow and ice, see what safety tips they recommend

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City street crews are battling the snow and ice the metro received Monday. Some of you have written in saying crews seem sparse, so we went to see exactly how hard salt and plow crows are working to clear the roads. “This is our main salt storage facility,” Marc Holland, OKC Field Operations Supervisor says. The salt barn currently has a mountain of salt, containing more than seven tons of salt.  It’s what Oklahoma City road crews […]

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    Police: Hennessey deaths ruled as double homicide

    KINGFISHER COUNTY, Okla.– Hennessey Police are investigating the death of a man and woman who were found at their home late Thursday night Police say they found the bodies of a Hispanic couple when they got to the house at the 300 block of W. 6th St. “I just saw the patrol cars there,” a neighbor, Antonio said. “I thought it was the mom that had a heart attack or something,” another neighbor, Yesenia said. Neighbors never imagined police would be investigating a […]

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    Update: Number of typhoid cases has more than doubled in Enid

    Updated 2/19/15 at 8:44 p.m. On Monday, the Department of Health confirmed five cases of typhoid in Garfield County. That number has since ballooned to 12 cases… And they’re reportedly all in the same extended family. The the department says the public is not at risk, they do ask anyone experiencing symptoms to come forward.   ENID, Okla. – A bacterial disease transmitted by ingesting infected fecal matter is now in Oklahoma. Officials are reportedly investigating typhoid fever cases in […]

  • Employees claim they received bogus paychecks

    PIEDMONT,Okla. — Employees at the Timber Lodge Grill  claim they put in the time, but received bogus checks. Those making the allegations have proof to go along with their testimonies. It doesn’t stop at bogus checks; former employees say there’s a bigger story behind what is going on at the Timber Lodge Grill. Timber Lodge Grill opened up just four months ago, and the owner was already facing some serious trouble. “This is my bank statement of where the check […]

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    Stunning 911 calls released after alleged intruder shot in the face

    EDMOND,Okla.-An Edmond homeowner shoots an intruder in the face and neck. The suspect is the homeowners former step-son. Edmond police got two phone calls, one at 6:52 a.m., the next at 6:57 a.m., 5 minutes apart, which is exactly how long it took for the 29-year-old intruder, with gunshots to the face, to run and get help. 911: Edmond 911, what’s your emergency? HOMEOWNER: I just shot an intruder in my house. 911: Ok and do you know this person at […]