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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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    Update: Police release details in chase, officer-involved shooting

    UPDATE: Authorities have released the details of a chase that led to an officer-involved shooting. On Thursday, officers say they were searching for 54-year-old Steven Watters for outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for armed robbery, failure to appear on second-degree burglary, concealing stolen property, larceny of a vehicle and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Based on his criminal history, police say Watters was considered armed and dangerous. Officers say they spotted Watters in a vehicle that was […]

  • Police: Authorities investigating murder in Stillwater, one in custody

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A Stillwater neighborhood is in shock after one person was killed and another arrested after being spotted with a machete. People living in the neighborhood say it’s typically quiet with kids running around, now it’s the backdrop of a murder scene. “It was kind of odd seeing all the cop cars here and not really knowing what was going on,” Tyler Maley, a neighbor said. Police are keeping quiet about the details, but neighbors are talking. “There […]

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    Beer delivery man called a hero after stopping would-be robber

    ENID, Okla.- A man delivering beer is being hailed as a hero after he took down a would-be robber at a convenience store in Enid on Tuesday morning. The suspect, a 14-year-old came into the convenience store, near 11th St. and Maine, and tried to rob the clerk. The suspect told the delivery man he wasn’t in school because he’d gotten suspended. Everyone is calling the beer delivery man a hero, but the clerk, who is a grandmother, also showed some […]

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    Deadly storm brings one Oklahoma community together to celebrate

    MOORE, Okla.- Hundreds of victims from the May 20 Moore tornadoes are gathered Saturday to celebrate recovery. The reunion was made possible by more than 200 band students from the Southmoore High School. The show is titled “Forever Moore” and 4Warn Storm team’s Mike Morgan is featured in the show. The community is proud of the students that are helping to heal the pain. For many Oklahomans, these images are branded into their memories. “My little one he was in Plaza, we got him and […]

  • OSU students attacked with racial slurs on app police say is not so anonymous

    STILLWATER,Okla.- OSU students were attacked with racial slurs on a new phone app, “Unseen” that claims to keep you anonymous. Now, Stillwater police say the people hiding behind their social media could face felony charges. Most people who use anonymous apps on their phone don’t realize the tracking capabilities investigators have within reach. It means, the people posting hateful, racial slurs against an OSU African American Sorority this week, could face serious consequences. The picture was snapped with the app, […]

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    Local high school band showing strength through music

    MOORE, Okla. – One Oklahoma school is showing strength through music. 40 students at Southmoore lost their homes to the Moore tornados. Now, they are drawing strength from their loss to bring a musical show of triumph. Southmoore high school band is presenting a show called Forever Moore. Each song represents events that happened the night of the devastating Moore tornado. Their director says they have used it to show community strength. “I was worried obviously when doing the show, […]

  • Woman who claims man threatened to behead her goes to jail

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Witnesses are coming forward saying a nursing home worker who threatened to behead his female coworker was only joking. “THAT IS JUST WHAT WE DO,” OKLAHOMA CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TO BEHEAD CO-WORKER Now, the victim herself is behind bars for a not so innocent past. Bellevue Nursing Home in Northwest Oklahoma City is where the alleged victim, Monique Garrett, the alleged terrorist Jacob Muriithi and their coworker who wants to remain anonymous were employed. […]

  • Police: Year-long investigation takes down a gang in one Oklahoma town

    ARDMORE,Okla. – An investigation one year in the making led the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Ardmore Police and Federal Marshals to nine men. The men were arrested in connection with what police call one of Ardmore’s most violent gangs. ATF agents say the gang, who identifies itself as the Ardmore Hoover Crips, has been on their radar for a while because of dangerous crimes. Police are confident it will significantly reduce crime in Ardmore, but they say their job […]

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    Chaplain for the OU football team arrested, accused of stealing prescription medication

    NORMAN, Okla. – The chaplain for the University of Oklahoma’s football team was arrested for allegedly stealing prescription medication from a Norman man’s home. According Norman Police, 45-year-old Kent Bowles offered a homeowner a test drive as part of a fund-raising event. He allegedly told the man that if he did a test drive, a local car dealership would make a donation to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The homeowner told his wife there would be a man, Bowels, waiting in their game-room […]

  • How prepared is Oklahoma for Ebola?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ebola is the talk of the town. We know many Oklahoman’s have questions like, what if Ebola comes to our city? We spent all afternoon trying to better understand how our city could handle a possible Ebola case. Many may think since Dallas, Texas is fairly close, could Ebola come here? “Of course at this time there’s no risk at all on our campus but we just wanted to be on top of it,” Sandy Pantlik, with […]

  • “I was with him alone in his room, less than 24 hours after he shot his family”

    NORMAN, Okla.-According to police, just moments, after killing his family, Alan Hruby headed to Dallas to spend the weekend with friends. He even posted a picture on his Instagram account of his OU roommate, hanging at his hotel room he’d booked at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Dallas. Alan’s college roommate says he is stunned Alan is accused of murdering his family. Andrew Bormann says he saw Alan hours after he allegedly shot his mom, dad and sister. “He left […]