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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
  • 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 […]

  • Oklahoma woman dragged by car driven by granddaughter

    SHAWNEE, Okla.-A woman was dragged by a car driven by her own family member, and the chaos caught on camera. Teresa Burton says the event stems from family drama. She’s in the middle of a divorce, but says that’s no excuse for family to drag her by a car. “We come through here and she ran over that cherry tree there,” Burton describes, showing us tire marks in the grass. It doesn’t look like much now, but Monday was a different story. […]

  • ‘I feel trapped smelling this every night,’ Moore tornado survivor can’t escape moldy apartment

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Mold is taking over a Moore tornado survivor’s home. Last time we were at Lorrie Brown’s home, she showed us mushy, wet walls. After our story aired, maintenance came to fix it, but what this woman discovered sitting behind the walls completely nauseated her. “Last time I saw you, they come to the door like this, ‘knocks’, as fast as they could go, and I’m like what the heck??” Lorrie Brown said. That was last Thursday here at […]

  • Murder victims found behind Oklahoma Walmart identified

    SEMINOLE,Okla. — Two people were found dead on a rural road behind a Wal-Mart. The bodies were found this morning in Seminole, inside an SUV. The discovery has rocked this small town of about seven thousand. “I seen a few police cars, driving this way and that way. I was wondering what was going on and then I seen the helicopter,” Mark Florie said. Florie was fishing in his grandfather’s pond, just feet away from where the bodies were found. “I […]

  • Moore tornado survivor says mold is taking over her new apartment

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A woman’s house was destroyed by a tornado, and now her home is plagued with mold. We went to the apartment at Remington Apartments on S. Santa Fe in Oklahoma City, and as soon as you walk in, there’s a moldy smell. The family living there says they’re fed up and just want the mold gone. “This was all black and it’s coming back through, you see them black spots?” Lorrie Brown, who rents an apartment at Remington says. […]

  • Tinker-based Navy Commander fired

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — A navy commander based at Tinker Air Force Base was fired Tuesday. The Navy is citing ‘loss of confidence in the commander’s ability to lead’. The commander was in charge of training navy personnel responsible for communicating nuclear information. “I figured you could trust them all, in the military that high up,” a Midwest city citizen said. But that was not the case, according to a navy investigation that found Captain Heather Cole. “Had not performed […]

  • 25 dogs rescued from suspected Oklahoma City hoarder

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Dozens of dogs and even their owners were living in their own waste. Standing a few feet away from the dogs, you could smell them.  Animal welfare reps say pets and their owners were living in dangerously dirty conditions. A large metal cart was rolled in, but it was not even half of the dogs rescued from a house of filth. “The original call came in from a citizen that was concerned that the dogs were running at large […]

  • Police: Edmond North student planning ‘mass casualty event’, bomb parts found at home

    EDMOND, Okla. — A possible mass casualty event at an Edmond high school avoided. The Administration was alerted through students about their concerns for this individual. Concerns about a student now accused of planning to use explosives at a school, actually came nearly two weeks ago. Today, police made a terrifying discovery, thanking concerned high schoolers for coming forward. “Last week there were two students that came forward to school administration because they had received text messages from this student, […]

  • 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. Previous coverage of the case Shock and anger are only two words that can be used after we […]

  • New law would make English official language of the U.S.

    OKLAHOMA CITY — English could become the official language of the U.S. if Senator Inhofe gets his way. The senator says the new law would help our nation move forward as one, with everyone being able to communicate with one another. Critics say that’s already happening. “I think he finally gave up on climate change, and so now, maybe he needs another issue,” Giovanni Perry, an immigration lawyer says. Perry thinks Inhofe’s English Language Unity Act is useless. “I think […]