Lorne joined the NewsChannel 4 team in August 2015 and is thrilled to be living his dream while getting to know a new city and a new state.

Lorne grew up in Colorado but his career has taken him across the country, working as a multimedia journalist — shooting, writing, and editing his own stories.

He comes to the Sooner state by way of Lansing, MI, where he learned a thing or two about just how beautiful a lake can be and just how cold a winter can get. As weekend anchor and a reporter at WILX, Lorne covered anything and everything in the “Mitten,” be it potholes, politics, or the Spartans at Michigan State University. In 2014, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters named Lorne the best reporter in the area.

Lorne may have tasted green in mid-Michigan, but his heart is pure orange. He is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University and CitrusTV, the school’s independent, student station. Many of his days and nights were spent at the studio, working across the news, sports, and Spanish news departments. In the summers, he interned at his hometown station, CBS 4 News, in Denver.

Those invaluable experiences helped him land a part-time reporting job at WBNG-TV in Binghamton in his final semester. It also helped him win first place in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Features Competition and fourth in the overall competition.

Outside of the office, you might just catch him step-step-triple stepping to the Lindy Hop or strumming his guitar along to the Beatles. He also loves to play tennis and ski.

Lorne wants to tell your stories and the stories that matter to you! Please don’t hesitate to send an email, even just to say hello!

Recent Articles
  • Local school excited about opportunities following Supreme Court decision

    EDMOND, Okla. – A private, religious school in the metro area is looking forward to the effects of a Supreme Court decision on religious liberty. By a 7-2 decision, the court ruled a preschool run by Trinity Lutheran Church in Missouri was the victim of discrimination. The preschool was seeking state money to help renovate its playground. Holy Trinity Lutheran in Edmond said the court’s decision will make it easier to receive grants for its own playground or new technology. […]

  • Nursing homes concerned about Senate health plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Healthcare providers across the state are voicing their concerns as lawmakers in Washington, D.C. work to pass new legislation that would replace the Affordable Care Act. The Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Providers said the Senate’s plan would make a number of negative changes, particularly to Medicaid. Senate Health Care Bill will cut estimated 24% or $132 million annually from Oklahoma nursing homes #medicaid #readthebill #CallYourSenators — OAHCP (@OAHCP) June 25, 2017 “We’re very sensitive to what Medicaid […]

  • ‘It’s not we the legislators, it’s we the people:’ Republican plans lawsuits over budget bills

    TULSA, Okla. — A Republican candidate running for governor is planning to file three lawsuits over bills he claims are unconstitutional in the way they raise more than $100 million for the state. Gary Richardson claims bills addressing tax deductions, fees for new vehicle registrations and fees for hybrid/electric vehicles violate existing state law and should be overturned by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. According to the state Constitution, bills with the purpose of raising revenue may not be passed in […]

  • ‘It’s not about the school, it’s about the kids,’ Community prepares for possible elementary closure

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Facing the possibility the community elementary school could close, Danny Howard is trying to take the glass-half-full sort of approach. “It’s not about the school, it’s about the kids,” said Howard, a parent, who himself attended North Highland Elementary, near Britton Rd. and Broadway Extension. “So if it’s all about improving education and improving my neighborhood or local neighborhoods around here, I’m with it.” Those are the results Oklahoma City Public Schools is hoping for with its […]

  • Scammers hit metro ATMs with skimmers

    EDMOND, Okla. – At least two financial institutions tell NewsChannel 4 they have been hit by people looking to steal personal information from consumers. Tinker Federal Credit Union and First Fidelity Bank have both been the targets of skimmers — a device used to covertly swipe debit card numbers from people who believe they are paying or using an ATM. “We were surprised to find one here,” said Matt Stratton of TFCU. “We keep a close eye on our machines […]

  • Oklahoma City voters will decide on tax increase

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Voters will go to the polls in September, deciding whether to raise their own taxes to improve streets and public safety. In separate votes, citizens will decide whether to extend a temporary, one-cent MAPS tax and dedicate it to infrastructure over the next two years. The tax extension would generate $240 million over 27 months. On the same ballot, voters will also decide whether to implement a permanent quarter-cent tax, to be dedicated to public safety. That […]

  • “We decided to try to make some good come out of this,” Family makes plea for dangerous dog ordinance

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The family of a woman killed by two dogs made a final plea to the city council on Tuesday, urging leaders to adopt an ordinance inspired by their mother’s death. Cecille Short, 82, died in April while walking her dog. Two dogs got out of their yard, caught up to her and mauled her to death. “We’re devastated, but we decided to try to make some good come out of this instead of just wallowing in our […]

  • “It’s going to be tough,” Funding, efficiency questioned under menacing dog ordinance

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ever since two dogs killed Cecile Short and her pet in April, city leaders have done their best to ensure it doesn’t happen again. The result is a new ordinance, coming before the city council Tuesday, that would create a registry of dangerous animals. It would also microchip and spay or neuter all impounded animals before their release. “We’re to the point where we have to do something,” said Jon Gary, superintendent at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. […]

  • OKC amends menacing dog ordinance, seeks public input

    OKLAHOMA CITY — City leaders have made changes to clarify a proposed ordinance, that seeks to control dangerous and menacing dogs here. The ordinance, first introduced at last week’s city council meeting, establishes a registry of dangerous dogs. It also requires a spay or neuter procedure and a microchip for every animal officers impound. City councilmembers are taking action after two dogs killed a woman and her dog in April. Amendments seek to better define “menacing behavior.” “The dog has to […]

  • ‘I can’t wrap my head around it,’ Friends remember pastor found dead

    CHICKASHA, Okla. — Early Friday morning, Dallas Morris knew something was off. He looked across the street, like he always does, but didn’t see his neighbor’s flag flying or his dog sitting around. After running a quick errand, Morris returned to find a crime scene. Michael Walworth, 55, neighbor and local pastor, was dead. “For something like this to happen, it’s shocking,” Morris said. “Nothing like this happens here. It’s a great neighborhood. So for this to happen to him […]

  • Health officials seeking anyone who had contact with rabid kitten in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Health officials in Oklahoma City are searching for anyone who had direct contact with a kitten who was found to have rabies. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the kitten was six to eight-weeks-old and was found in the area of N.W. 10th and Purdue, near the Central Oklahoma Winnelson Company in Oklahoma City. “It was ill-appearing had a little bit of an unsteady walk,” said Amanda Shoemate, an epidemiologist at the Oklahoma State Department of […]