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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
  • A Warr Acres police officer was arrested following an alleged fight.

    Warr Acres police officer arrested for alleged domestic assault and battery

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A three-year member of the Warr Acres Police Department is out on bond after being arrested this week following an alleged fight with a woman. Authorities say 26-year-old Cory Drain is charged with domestic assault and battery in the presence of a child. Drain was arrested by Oklahoma City police, but he is now out of jail. Drain has been with the Warr Acres Police Department for three years, and his chief of police says he never expected […]

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    Confession leads to arrest of a pastor accused of sex crimes against children

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY,Okla. — A shocking confession led to the arrest of a Quail Springs Baptist Church pastor accused of sex crimes against children at his former church. Brian Burchfield was arraigned in Pottawatomie county Thursday morning, accused of sending inappropriate text messages to teenage boys. We tried to get answers from Burchfield himself. He was not at his Edmond home, but neighbors we talked to say they were surprised by his confession. It was hard for neighbors to believe the man who […]

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    Norman Police looking to purchase armored police vehicles

    NORMAN, Okla. — An armored police vehicle called the “BearCat” could soon be cruising the streets of Norman. The police chief in Norman says these vehicles are needed immediately. Chief Keith Humphrey went before city council, letting them know that in the last 5 years, they’ve responded to 35 SWAT call-outs where someone was shooting, barricaded, or holding hostages. “It’s just the times we’re in, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when, and we have to be […]

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    Seminole High School moved to temporary location due to building concerns

    SEMINOLE,Okla. — There are only two weeks left of summer until classes begin at Seminole High School. Up until Tuesday night, it was unknown if faculty and students would be able to set foot inside their building. The building is in bad shape. Last week, our cameras took a tour of the building, exposing water near electrical panels, mold, and collapsing ceilings. “Well, I’ve taught in this district for 15 years, only taught for Seminole. I’m here for my students because […]

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    “There needs to stop being band-aids applied,” Village homeowner concerned about sinkholes

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. — Sinkholes that are several feet deep are opening up in the backyard of one home in the Village. They’ve been repaired before, but keep opening up just feet away from the home. The first-time homeowner wants answers from the city. The first time homeowner and mom, Jenni Smith, has only been in the Village since April, and although we’ve been pounded by heavy rains, she think the holes all stem back to a nearby canal and pipes. Smith loves […]

  • “I’m scared for their safety at this point,” Report details safety hazards at Seminole High School

    SEMINOLE,Okla. – Black mold and flooding in high-voltage electrical rooms are just a couple of the problems at Seminole High School, according to an engineer’s report that was released this week. Now, parents are in panic mode just a few weeks from the start of school. Click here to read the engineer’s report. While many people have called for a new high school, parents and administrators never imagined the current building would be a hazard for students. “Don’t touch anything […]

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    ‘My nephew got killed, we got to live with that,’ Family of man killed by police speaks

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A rape suspect was shot and killed after police say he lunged at them with a knife. The suspect’s family says he was murdered. Andre Williams has a lengthy criminal record, and he’s served jail time for assaulting a police officer before. Even so, his family says they don’t think Williams deserved to be shot. Wednesday evening, police officers went to a home in the 1300 block of N.E. 24th, looking for a rape suspect. “They did make contact with a […]

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    Yukon unveils plans for a world-class athletic complex

    YUKON, Okla. — The city of Yukon unveiled new plans for a world class athletic complex Tuesday. The project is going to take over 251 acres, and they say it won’t cost taxpayers a penny. Get your kicks on Route 66… soccer kicks that is. “It’s going to fill up 251 acres on Route 66, Main Street in Yukon,” Yukon City Manager Grayson Bottom  says. It will be a destination athletic complex nestled along what’s now a quiet divided highway, except […]

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    Stillwater approves ordinance restricting oil and gas companies

    STILLWATER,Okla. — Its been a six-month long battle in Stillwater… big oil versus small town. The vote was unanimous. Some are calling it a victory, but those in the oil field are not ruling out legal action. While it’s illegal to ban fracking in cities, that doesn’t mean cities can’t set regulations for oil companies. “Our industry is not opposed to new regulations, but they need to make sense, and they need to allow us to do our job,” Anthony […]

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    Oklahoma man’s arrest leads investigators to plot to abduct, rape young girl

    EL RENO, Okla. – An Ardmore man is facing charges after allegedly engaging in lewd acts with a person he believed to be a teenage girl. On May 15, authorities say 38-year-old Billy Hodges attempted to contact a deputy, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl, on a social media app. Investigators began building their case on comments Hodges made to the undercover deputy where he allegedly talked about several sexual acts he wanted to engage in with the girl. […]

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    Vandals deface Confederate memorial in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY –The Confederate debate is heating up once again, and now vandals have taken to defacing confederate soldier monuments at one metro cemetery. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a group which only relatives of those who fought in the war can join. While they recognize that, today, the Confederate Flag is not popular, the group say it’s no excuse for defacing a memorial honoring soldiers who died. ‘Rest in peace’ is the purpose of cemeteries everywhere. But that peace was disturbed […]