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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
  • Hundreds turn out to meeting about proposed drilling at Lake Hefner

    OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 100 protesters and residents were left out in the cold. That was the scene at a public meeting about horizontal drilling just south of Lake Hefner. Pedestal Oil Company proposed up to six wells just south of the lake. Start date permits have not been handed out, and no leases have been written. Due to fire codes, the Will Rogers Conservatory filled to capacity at 134 people. The remaining protesters were left to stand outside and […]

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    “Right now, they are laughing about him in Havana, thinking he is easy to fool”

    OKLAHOMA CITY- After 50 years, the U.S. is lifting barriers to Cuba. We spoke with people who had opposing reactions, but they agree the announcement will benefit the people of Cuba and help bring them out of a devastating economy. “Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past,” President Barack Obama said during a speech Wednesday morning. He spoke about putting behind the Cuban history of decades under Communism. “It’s something we have waited, Cuba has waited, the […]

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    GRAPHIC: Horse neglected three times fighting for new life

    Warning: These images are disturbing and are not appropriate for all audiences. DEL CITY, Okla. – Starved, abandoned and now fighting cancer; that is the life story of Scout in a few words. Now, Scout’s new owners are asking for your help in saving his life. When we first saw Scout, he seemed okay. However, part of his body has been taken over by cancer. It’s been a long road for the horse. “Back in July, he was found along the side of […]

  • Oil company proposing drilling and fracking just south of Lake Hefner

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla.- Pedestal Oil plans to present a proposal at a public meeting Thursday that will make oil drilling and fracking just south of Lake Hefner possible. Some are already voicing their concerns, but as of right now, nothing is for sure yet. The trails and lake here at Lake Hefner could soon have a new backdrop on the horizon. “Yesterday we learned that there would  be a public meeting Thursday night at the Will Roger’s conservatory center addressing a proposal from […]

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    Enid man charged with raping 14-year-old girl

    ENID,Okla. – A 30-year-old Enid man is now behind bars accused of rape after he was investigated for a different crime. Detectives say they were originally investigating 30-year-old Zachary Thorp for a different crime when they found a 14-year-old girl at his home and learned about the alleged rape. At this point, officers are not saying why they were originally investigating Thorp. However, what they found out has his neighbors glad he is off the streets. “I seen him, he seemed kind of […]

  • “It’s a huge deal for this town,” Cashion High School’s band is back

    ENID,Okla. – We first told you about the Cashion High School band earlier this week. As the football team was preparing for the state championship game, fans were begging for a chance to bring back the band. For three years, fans and cheerleaders were responsible for bringing the noise. This year, alumni and current students decided to change that. After a three year hiatus, a select few took the field without pads and cleats. The band showed up on Friday […]

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    OSSAA official: There will be changes for officials

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The touchdown turmoil is now over and the call stands in the Douglass-Locust Grove football game. OSSAA officials say there will be changes in the future, but nothing that will affect tomorrow’s semi-final game. The organization wants to assure all teams that officials are working to make sure each call is as fair as possible. “I’m not excusing what they did, but I’m also not being ignorant to the fact that we don’t get all the calls […]

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    “She gets overwhelmed at times,” Oklahoma teen found safe in Tulsa

    PONCA CITY, Okla.- A missing Ponca City girl that inspired a statewide search was found safe in Tulsa. Police say she willingly left a basketball game with a 16-year-old boy and his mother. Her grandmother says she has left home in the past. Video from a Sand Springs school shows 14-year-old Kylie Jones leaving with a 16-year-old boy and his mother after a basketball game Tuesday night. “The lady went in the restroom with Kylie and the boy went out and […]

  • Organizations help fulfill Christmas wishes for military families

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – This year, many Oklahoma children will open several presents under the tree. For some, receiving just one present may be difficult. Operation Homefront specializes in making miracles happen for our servicemen and women. The twinkle in 5-year-old Toby Hunt’s eye doesn’t begin to describe how he felt when he walked into Operation Homefront’s toy workshop. “Toys!” little Toby whispered as he neared a table filled with goodies. “For us to have people that realize that it’s tough […]

  • Father of 2 killed outside local strip club, police have no leads

    DEL CITY,Okla. – A Del City father of two was shot and killed outside a strip club and police have no leads on who did it or why. Del City police say they are shocked this man was targeted. Family and police say Brandon Zackery was a family man who loved his wife and children. “He was shot in between Fantasy Island and the 7-Eleven,” Lt. Ted Kleber, and investigator with Del City Police says. Witnesses heard shots and then came […]

  • Heritage Hall Chargers upset they’re caught in football limbo

    OKLAHOMA CITY – No play off game tomorrow night for Heritage Hall High School after a judge granted Douglass High School a temporary restraining order after a botched enforcement on a penalty call. The decision is having a rippling effect for other teams. Members of the Heritage Hall Charger’s football team say they’re disappointed there will be no Friday night lights for them tomorrow. “Now we don’t have a game, now we’re in complete limbo,” Charger’s Head Coach, Andy Bogart […]