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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
  • Hazmat crews called to Edmond after man pours gasoline throughout house

    EDMOND- Police say a man, Vincent Malakar of Edmond, was arrested for arson after he began dousing his home and furniture with gasoline. Police say Vincent Malakar’s wife, Lilian Biswas, called officers around midnight Tuesday saying her husband was acting strangely. “The first time was just after midnight, a female living here said her husband was intoxicated and hadn’t taken some medication he needed,” Jenny Monroe with Edmond Police said. Officers advised Biswas to leave the home if she felt unsafe, […]

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    Officials change the rules for prescription pain killers

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – New rules concerning prescription pain killers will begin next month, making it tougher for patients to get certain drugs. The Federal government is cracking down on exactly who can prescribe those pain killers and how you get your prescription filled at the pharmacy. Doctors will now be the only ones who can sign off on those prescriptions, not nurses or even physician’s assistant. It’s an effort to keep the highly addictive drugs out of the wrong hands. […]

  • Drivers caught speeding on road where 8-year-old was hit

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police and family of an 8-year-old boy hit and left for dead on a road are asking for your help. The accident happened three months ago, he was taken off the road by a Waste Management driver who later became a Pay It 4ward recipient for the actions he took to keep the child alive. Some call it a miraculous recovery. Jonathan Collins suffered a broken femur, but the driver who left him on the road is still out […]

  • Unique bilingual program helps toddlers learn two languages

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Hispanics represent the fastest growing segment of Oklahoma City’s population. There’s increasing interest in making sure Spanish-speaking children catch on to English, even before they go to school. A unique bilingual program is helping the youngest city residents manage two languages. “Con mis ojos… veo la ciudad,” teachers sing to toddlers in Spanish. They’re saying, “with my eyes I see the city.” The bilingual education class at the Tony Reyes Bilingual Child Development Center in South […]

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    Oklahoma residents left without power for more than 6 hours

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents of one metro apartment complex sweated it out on Tuesday after electricity went out to several units. As highs neared triple digits, many at the Pines Apartment Homes were left with no electricity for nearly six and a half hours. When NewsChannel 4 first came to the Pines Apartments at N. Penn and I-44, there were about half a dozen people outside. Some of those residents were in wheelchairs, while others inside were linked to oxygen tanks. […]

  • Oklahoma woman warns Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice could strike again

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- Disturbing new video released today shows Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice violently punching his then-fiance. He’s since been cut from the team and suspended from the NFL, but the video is something an Oklahoman says is all too familiar. The survivor we spoke with says seeing an attack weighs more than believing that it happens. That’s one possibility professionals say he wasn’t terminated until a video surfaced. This is video TMZ Sports released Monday, in seconds, Ray Rice’s […]

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    Oklahoma woman claims spaghetti strainer as religious headwear in license picture

    ENID, Okla. – It may sound like a joke but an Enid woman says her Oklahoma driver’s license features a unique symbol of her religious freedom. It may even prompt a giggle, but for Shawna Hammond, the spaghetti strainer is a symbol of freedom. “It doesn’t cover my face. I mean you can still see my face. We have to take off our glasses, so I took off my glasses,” Hammond said. According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s […]

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    Update: Surveillance video shows OU football player punching woman

    NORMAN, Okla. – Norman Police showed surveillance video to the media showing a star recruit for the OU football team punching a female student. Joe Mixon has been charged with a misdemeanor after the punch left broken bones in 20-year-old Amelia Monitor’s face. Molitor told officers the argument started outside of Pickleman’s Deli and stemmed from a homosexual slur Mixon directed towards her friend. The video only lasts for about three minutes. The chain of events that led to that […]

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    Monster Truck Mystery, Oklahoma man says he wants answers

    NORMAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma City couple is asking for your help in recovering priceless family items after their truck was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Norman. The owner of the truck says it was taken in late August.  The couple was staying at the Norman Hotel after their home burned down. If you see their truck on the road, it’s not hard to miss. The truck is large, with big wheels and red flames on it. There is […]

  • Metro kids say they were shocked by lightning during storm

    YUKON, Okla. – Most of the rain and thunderstorms have passed through the metro area this evening, but Tuesday morning, much of the area was wet. Some of you might have woken up to heavy thunder and lightning. The loud bangs woke a Yukon mom and children, but the children say they were greeted with more than loud clashing sounds. The brother and sister say they actually felt the lightning in the area. “I started seeing all the lightning and […]

  • New pediatric Urgent Care clinic opens in South Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Parents with children know when a fever or cough comes along, it’s not always at the best time of day. Many times, trying to get your child in for a doctor’s appointment involves waiting, patience and taking time off work. Just for Kids Pediatrics have opened up an after-hours Urgent Care clinic, on Labor Day to show a little Labor of love. Having a child means there’s no right time for them to get sick. “He hasn’t been […]