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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
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    Chaplain for the OU football team arrested, accused of stealing prescription medication

    NORMAN, Okla. – The chaplain for the University of Oklahoma’s football team was arrested for allegedly stealing prescription medication from a Norman man’s home. According Norman Police, 45-year-old Kent Bowles offered a homeowner a test drive as part of a fund-raising event. He allegedly told the man that if he did a test drive, a local car dealership would make a donation to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The homeowner told his wife there would be a man, Bowels, waiting in their game-room […]

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    Local high school band showing strength through music

    MOORE, Okla. – One Oklahoma school is showing strength through music. 40 students at Southmoore lost their homes to the Moore tornados. Now, they are drawing strength from their loss to bring a musical show of triumph. Southmoore high school band is presenting a show called Forever Moore. Each song represents events that happened the night of the devastating Moore tornado. Their director says they have used it to show community strength. “I was worried obviously when doing the show, […]

  • How prepared is Oklahoma for Ebola?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ebola is the talk of the town. We know many Oklahoman’s have questions like, what if Ebola comes to our city? We spent all afternoon trying to better understand how our city could handle a possible Ebola case. Many may think since Dallas, Texas is fairly close, could Ebola come here? “Of course at this time there’s no risk at all on our campus but we just wanted to be on top of it,” Sandy Pantlik, with […]

  • “I was with him alone in his room, less than 24 hours after he shot his family”

    NORMAN, Okla.-According to police, just moments, after killing his family, Alan Hruby headed to Dallas to spend the weekend with friends. He even posted a picture on his Instagram account of his OU roommate, hanging at his hotel room he’d booked at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Dallas. Alan’s college roommate says he is stunned Alan is accused of murdering his family. Andrew Bormann says he saw Alan hours after he allegedly shot his mom, dad and sister. “He left […]

  • Driver walks away from truck after he slams into a woman’s vehicle

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro woman is left to pick up the pieces after a man crashes into her yard and walked away from the damage. No one was hurt, but the woman living in the home said her cars are damaged and she doesn’t know who’s going to pay for it. The homeowner and police just want to find the person responsible for all the damage at the home near northwest 14th and Portland. “Well I was asleep and I […]

  • NewsChannel 4 cameras go inside motel where police shootout began

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bulletproof vest saves an officer’s life during a shootout Wednesday at the Plaza Inn. Two officers and two suspects were shot. The suspects are in critical condition. We paid the fifty bucks to get into a room to have a better idea of how everything played out when the bullets started flying. Room 167 at the Plaza Inn is now boarded up. We couldn’t go in that exact room, so we went undercover to get into a […]

  • Woman killed on I-35 service road remembered by family

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – A family is left to plan the funeral of a 30-year-old mother who was shot at the hands of a man involved in a shootout with police. Samantha Monden died along the I-35 service road just before the 29th street exit ramp in south Oklahoma City. It’s just a quarter of a mile south of the Plaza Inn where Shane Rhea began shooting a police officers. A teenage girl who calls herself Monden’s little sister, helps paint a […]

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    Gay marriages could mean more wedding business in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Businesses across the state are now preparing for a new kind of wedding. With the legalization of gay marriage just yesterday, bakeries and flower shops are gearing up for an onslaught of same-sex weddings. Although Mayflower Congregational Church is open to same-sex weddings, not all of the wedding industry is greeting the weddings with open arms. Leo’s Cakery on 29th in South Oklahoma City is ramping up for new business now that there’s a new wedding industry in town. […]

  • Man accused of ramming police cars after high-speed chase is facing charges

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a man is facing several charges after leading officers from several different agencies on a high-speed chase through city streets. On Oct. 4, officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department attempted to pull over a Chevy Impala for speeding near N.W. 10th St. and Council Rd. Authorities say the driver, 33-year-old Lamario Stillwell, handed the officer his driver’s license and insurance before leading police on a pursuit that lasted nearly 30 minutes. After the chase started, […]

  • Panhandling grandmother says she’s done nothing wrong

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- A panhandling grandmother, who has gone viral, says she has done nothing wrong. The woman is speaking out and pleading for others not to judge her – including her family. She normally panhandles on the corner of 140th and Pennsylvania. Mary South, the 78-year-old, says she has a permit to legally panhandle and is only trying to make ends meet. A viral video shows a man saying you asked for money in the middle of the street and you’re driving […]

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    Students on edge after student says she was sexually assaulted at her dorm

    STILLWATER, OKLA. – Oklahoma State University police are on alert this week and after a student came for Thursday night saying she was sexually assaulted a week ago. The female student was staying at Bennett Hall, a co-ed dorm, right near Boone Pickens Stadium. Students say they were shocked to know what happened on campus. “I was in the academic center which is where all the athletes stay and study,” student Julia Purus says. She also lives at Bennett Hall. […]