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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
  • Local police departments say officers must learn Spanish

    FOREST PARK,Okla. – Millions of immigrants will now get to live in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Officials believe many undocumented residents will come out of the shadows and with that comes a growing need for first responders to  speak Spanish, especially with police officers. It’s no surprise Spanish speakers are here and have been for quite a while, but for some officers, it’s another layer of protection they have to learn, because of language barriers. “If you meet […]

  • Heat back on in Guthrie Schools

    GUTHRIE,Okla. – Guthrie students are warming up after a few weeks in cold classrooms. The last of the units were installed at the junior high this afternoon. Students shared their stories of going to school with no heat. “Almost every morning when I walk into school like it’s so freezing,” Christian Pacheco, a junior high student said. Most Guthrie Junior High students are thrilled to have what some people take for granted, heat and AC. “The school needs heat, these […]

  • Hispanic Oklahomans gather to hear immigration actions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Dozens of Oklahomans gathered at La Oaxaqueña Bakery on the southside Thursday night, all anxious to hear with the president had planned for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US. Many Hispanic Oklahomans were excited to hear the president’s announcement, but for many, the permit to stay did not include themselves or their family. They say the help is not enough. “It’s a victory for me but not for them so I will keep fighting for them and […]

  • Guthrie landowners say ODOT is taking land unfairly

    GUTHRIE,Okla. – A battle over a bridge in Guthrie boils down to money. Wednesday, more 50 landowners gathered to figure out why they are not being offered what their property is worth. ODOT says they typically give initial offers and the landowners continue to bargain with them until they reach a deal. “My father laid the groundwork, he laid the grout for this business and they’re trying to take it away,” Lance Benton, co-owner of Benton’s Service Center in Guthrie […]

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    Oil company wants to make peace with OKC metro neighborhood

    OKLAHOMA COUNTY -A nuisance neighbor in Northwest Oklahoma City is addressing some major concerns. We first told you about it a couple weeks ago, people living near 164th and MacArthur complained about the sound of late-night banging pipes, bright lights and even tremors. Now the company that owns the oil rig is responding to complaints. Gastar representatives say they don’t want to make anyone’s life hard, they just want to make sure there’s peace among all the neighbors. “Yeah I […]

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    Local police stop Oklahoma shoplifting ring

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a group of suspects traveled city to city stealing from malls. This week, the crime-spree hit a wall at Penn Square Mall. At least one of the people arrested was caught doing the same things near Houston earlier this year and it looks like Oklahoma City police have caught him again. Half  dozen officers gathered late Thursday afternoon at Penn Square to help put an end to the ring. “They were notified that there was a possible […]

  • Toxic water flowing from an Oklahoma family’s home

    SPARKS,Okla. – An Oklahoma family has toxic drinking water and a sulfur-like smell filling their home. They family insists oil drilling has caused it, but the Oklahoma Corporation Commission(OCC) says that’s simply not true. The family says they started having stomach issues after they drank the water for a few months. They say someone from OCC told them to stop drinking it immediately. The water test showed no signs of a toxic gas commonly produced from oil drilling, but it did say it […]

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    Oklahoma man dies in tragic house fire

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – A 59-year-old man was killed in a house fire in Guthrie. Bright orange flames could be seen coming from his home. The fire was so intense, neighbors worried their homes would go up next. The victim’s mother talked with NewsChannel 4. She told us the victim’s name is Steve Mead. She says she holding onto her faith during this difficult time. Neighbors describe Mead as a generous man. “My husband seen him this morning.  He came over a couple of times […]

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    “Lives ended here,” Parents remember children lost at Plaza Towers through new memorial

    MOORE,Okla.- A year ago, seven pairs of grieving parents gathered to remember the lives of their children. They worked together to create a memorial for the children who never came home from Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 20, 2013. That vision has become a reality, giving visitors a small glimpse into the seven lives that won’t be forgotten. “There are stories here and that’s important,” said Chad Vice, president of the Plaza Towers Memorial Committee. The elementary school was reduced to […]

  • Gastar CEO responds to neighbors concerns

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Wednesday night we told you about a drilling operation that moved in just feet away from homes, neighbors say bringing in late-night tremors, noise and bright lights. Since our report aired, we got some answers. The CEO of Gastar says he doesn’t want any problems and is willing to make some changes. Gastar knows their operation can get loud, they’re willing to fix some things, but neighbors say it might be too late to mend their relationship. “These people […]

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    “Unseen” will improve app in response to OSU students who were racially targeted

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Unseen app creators say they are actively working on improving their app after an incident at OSU sparked racial comments against a historically African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc. In late October, NewsChannel 4 looked into the allegations that a picture of the OSU sorority was snapped with the app, Unseen, targeted the female students. The sorority was hosting an event to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Racial slurs and comments followed after the picture […]