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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.


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    Enid police on the lookout for attempted kidnapper

    ENID, Okla. — An attempted kidnapping has Enid police on alert. A 15-year-old girl says a man grabbed her, shoved her into his car and drove off. “I was crying and I just prayed to God, and then all of the sudden I just said, I have to get out of this car,” Felicia Ritchey says. The Enid High School freshman says she fought and kicked her way out of her attempted kidnapper’s grip. “I guess I didn’t notice him […]

  • “It’s by God’s grace we didn’t have a homicide,” Midwest City Police Chief on student fight

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — A high school student was left fighting for his life after a violent stabbing. Police didn’t learn about the fight until after the victim was at the hospital. Investigators say they were surprised to learn this young man was still alive. “It’s by God’s grace we didn’t have a homicide, but we did have a very serious violent attack that caused a serious injury to an individual,” Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes says. Police are […]

  • New bill would abolish marriage licenses, help ‘protect’ court clerks from same-sex marriage

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Back in October, same-sex marriages became legal in Oklahoma due to a federal ruling. Now, a new bill HB 1125 authored by state rep Todd Russ would do away with marriage licenses, leaving those feeling conflicted out of the licensing process. “For those people maybe who have a spiritual conviction and it goes against their spiritual beliefs, that’s a very uncomfortable and unfair place to put them in,” Rep. Russ says. His new bill would require clergy to give […]

  • “What they want is for everyone to be forced to accept them,” Senator Silk on LGBT

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla. — Activists are calling more than half a dozen proposed bills ‘anti-gay bills,’ but that’s not how some legislators refer to them. The authors of the bills say the legislation is about focusing on religious freedom and the bills should be labeled ‘traditional values bills’. Lawmakers say they don’t hate anyone in the gay community. They say their bills are solely to help Oklahomans, who don’t agree with same-sex marriage, to avoid legal action and enforce religious freedom. “If they want to live […]

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    Freedom Oklahoma: Oklahoma’s LGBT community is under attack

    OKLAHOMA CITY – After more than half a dozen anti-gay legislation bills were filed for the 2015 legislative session, advocates for the LGBT community say they’ve had enough. The gay advocacy group says bills proposed by several lawmakers for the 2015 legislative session are an attack on the gay community. The new group, Freedom Oklahoma, is made up of the Equality Network and the Cimarron Alliance Foundation. As a new force together, they say they’re ready take on those who are […]

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    Update: Third person arrested for murder following deadly Oklahoma City shooting

    UPDATE: A third person has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting on the city’s southwest side. On Monday evening, authorities say 22-year-old Caesar Giovanni Lara-Flores was shot to death. When police arrived, they found the victim’s body in the street. Lara-Flores was pronounced dead at the scene. A short time later, 22-year-old Zane Colson and 25-year-old Felicia Claasen were arrested for first-degree murder. Now, investigators say a third person has been arrested. Police arrested 26-year-old Corey Davis in […]

  • Army Vet mailing Christmas money to son in Air Force claims postal worker stole $150

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.– An Army veteran discovers a gift card he mailed to his son in the Air Force was stolen and used at an Oklahoma City Chinese restaurant. The veteran believes a postal worker may be responsible. The grandfather says he took extra steps in an attempt to make sure his Christmas card didn’t go missing. But it did, even after he allegedly put it directly in a mail drop box inside the post office. Now, he wants to […]

  • Luis Rodriguez’s family files lawsuit against Moore PD, Warren Theatre, others

    OKLAHOMA COUNTY,Okla.– The family of a man who died after an altercation with Moore Police has filed a civil lawsuit against the police department and multiple other agencies, including the Warren Theatre. Included in the suit is deprivation of rights, excessive use of force, negligence and assault and battery. After speaking with Luis Rodriguez’s wife, she wants to make sure that her husband’s death is not forgotten. Cell phone video shows Rodriguez during an altercation with police back in February. It all […]

  • Update: Police identify victim in fatal shooting in NE Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police were called to a fatal shooting in northeast Oklahoma City Monday night. Flashing lights flooded the east side near Northeast 23rd and Martin Luther King Ave. “At about 7 p.m. we received a call stating shots fired in the area,” Ofc. Chris Brown with OKC Police said. Police drove up to find a person dead in the parking lot of the AutoZone “We find that we have one male victim deceased,” Brown said. Witnesses, who would not go on camera, […]

  • App helps homeowners catch burglars on camera

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A man received an alert on his phone that his home was being broken into. An app that he downloaded after seeing it on the Today Show is credited with helping the man catch the burglars in the act. Now, he’s hoping it helps him actually catch the people who broke into his home. “When we got home, they kicked in our garage door, and then they kicked in our back door and broke the glass out of it,” […]

  • New proposed ordinance for cyclists causing debate

    OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla.– You may have seen cyclists zipping through traffic during a red light, but a new city ordinance could soon make that illegal. Some think cyclists should stay off road, but the cyclists beg to be treated equally by motorists. “Most of us that commute on our bicycles, exercise on our bicycles, ride on the road, we do follow strict laws,” Steve Swanson, General Manager at Schlegel’s Bicycles said. The laws are about to get even more strict if a new Oklahoma City ordinance […]