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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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    Rottweilers that attacked deaf boy are still alive

    Warning: Images in this video are graphic and may not be appropriate for all audiences. CLEVELAND COUNTY,Okla.-A child attacked by three rottweilers is walking again, after the dogs nearly killed 10-year-old Elijah McKenna. We first told you about the story a few weeks ago. The dog owner said he would put the animals down, but things have changed. The owner went back on his word, he says his vet advised him against euthanizeing the dogs. Now, Elijah’s mom is scared, […]

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    Del City horse rescue suffering flood damage

    DEL CITY,Okla. — Flooding has affected many areas around the metro. In Del City, it’s even affecting horses. Gray Ranch: A new beginning, is a horse rescue in the metro. Many of the horses have already been taken to a different shelter for fear of more rain, and when you see the damage, you’ll understand why owners are worried. “It was about 6 inches deep or more and about 4 feet wide a wall of water, that’s what started this,” Mike […]

  • OKC Police find moonshine distillery

    OKLAHOMA CITY-Oklahoma City Police found quite a surprise when they went to a Northwest city apartment late Thursday night. The criminals had moonshine brewing inside their apartment. It’s how they stumbled on it that had officers surprised. “There was a domestic call, when officers showed up, they spoke to the couple outside,” Msgt. Gary Knight with OKCPD says. Police were called to Aspen Place off of 122nd and Trail Oaks Dr. “There was also, it appeared a gun may have been […]

  • Nightmare road has rural Oklahoma residents fearing more rain

    CLEVELAND COUNTY,Okla.-More rain means more concern for rural Oklahoma citizens. Residents are pleading to the county for help. The road is about a mile long, and when it rains… people living there say it’s more of a muddy ditch. “Every time it rains we lose our roads out here,” Steve Burger says, he lives  near Tealwood Road and Sundance Lane. They wash away every time it rains. “We only got one way in and one way out,” Burger said. And […]

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    Oklahoma teen’s jaw broken over $7

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Robbers jump a man and get away with $7 and a pair of sunglasses, but the injuries they caused is costing the injured man’s family thousands. Now, police are needing information to make an arrest. Family says, for them, it goes beyond the finances; they’re hoping the person responsible for breaking their 19-year-old son’s jaw is caught. “Last month, he was over at a friends house, and he called another friend up to visit her for pizza,” […]

  • Prank leads to pepper sprayed students at El Reno school

    EL RENO,Okla.-El Reno middle school students now know the effects of pepper spray, after a prank in the cafeteria. Parents were shocked; pepper spray was the last thing they thought their child would be exposed to. One student we spoke with shares what she saw and felt. “She called me right after lunch and said her eyes were burning real bad,” Kelli Webster says. Her daughter Victoria is a 6th grader at Roblyer Learning Center. “It felt like you were […]

  • Red Cross desperately needs more Spanish speaking volunteers

    OKLAHOMA CITY–After $6.8 million dollars in damage, tornadoes, and flooding, Oklahoma Red Cross volunteers have been working around the clock in disaster recovery mode. The Red Cross is now in desperate need for anyone who can speak Spanish to come help. They’ve helped more than 700 families, and they say about one third of those speak limited English, if any. Now they’re asking anyone with the skills to speak English and Spanish to come volunteer. “I was affected by the tornadoes, […]

  • Area lakes near capacity, city reminding people to keep conserving water

    OKLAHOMA CITY– Heavy rains have put nearly all our area lakes at or close to capacity. But despite the plentiful water, the city wants to remind everyone that our lakes are our water resources and despite the high levels, we still need to think ahead and save water. “Two weeks ago, that was bone dry and all those boats were just sitting on dirt,” Paul Englund, general manager at Hefner Grill says. “In a week and a half, all the […]

  • ‘God, if I have to go, let me go fast!’ Oklahoma woman remembers being trapped during recent tornado

    OKLAHOMA CITY — After last Wednesday’s tornado, a woman was trapped underneath her mobile home for hours. It’s an incredible story of survival. Linda Cooper tells her story of the moments that nearly took her life. “I looked outside, the wind was going this way, this way, this way,” Linda Cooper describes. Cooper was inside her mobile home when it was nearly leveled after the storms hit May 6th. “I went to go to the kitchen, and boom!” Cooper remembers. In only moments, she was trapped… not […]

  • An Oklahoma Natural Gas worker discovers a woman trapped under tornado rubble as she cries for help

    OKLAHOMA CITY- It’s an incredible story of survival following severe storms in Oklahoma. A mobile home in the Forest Park mobile home community was tossed on top of a woman’s home and left her trapped for hours on May 6, 2015. Her rescue was all thanks to a technician working for Oklahoma Natural Gas.. He was making sure gas meters were off after the tornado hit, and that’s when he heard a faint cry for help. “When I got to about here, I […]

  • Proposed Guthrie oil well would sit in flood plain

    GUTHRIE,Okla.-The vote for a proposed oil well inside Guthrie city limits is postponed again, this time the item was tabled by a new city council. The new city council and mayor saw the agenda item of the proposed well for the first time. We learned today this proposed well is actually on a flood plain. “Down here by division on Mineral Wells Park, it will back up here too,”David Ball, Emergency Management for Logan County and City of Guthrie, says. […]