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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
  • Proposed Warren Theatre pushes ahead, despite opposition from Oklahoma City residents

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A Warren Theatre, proposed on the northeast side of Oklahoma City, received the city council’s blessing, despite strong, organized opposition from people living near the area. For more than two hours Tuesday morning, people living around N.E. 122nd St. and Eastern Ave. told the council how they felt about plans for a three-story theater and retail space just off the Kilpatrick Turnpike. “My concern is when they put in this new development that they’re talking about that this […]

  • State overrides local district, approves French immersion charter

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A popular French-language immersion program, which succumbed to budget cuts this year, will be reinstated in Norman, in the form of a public charter school. The State Board of Education approved an application for Le Monde International School, despite opposition from Norman Public Schools Superintendent Joe Sciano and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. “I know the children of Norman can do nothing but benefit from this,” said Loida Salmond, president of the LeMonde board. “This is a great way to make sure […]

  • Frat shooting suspect tweets about murder, bullying before OU incident

    NORMAN, Okla. – A University of Oklahoma student appears to have sent messages about murder and bullying, before police believe he opened fire on a fraternity house and took his own life. Norman Police say initial evidence points to Vincent Robert Valentin, 21, as the man who fired two rounds at the frat and one more inside his vehicle. He also threw a hatchet once confronted by members of the fraternity, at which point he ran from the scene and committed suicide, police […]

  • Perry principal sues state board over suspended license, after accusations of hiding abuse

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An elementary school principal, accused of failing to report child abuse inside her building, is suing the State Board of Education for suspending her teaching license. Kenda Lyn Miller, 51, is facing a misdemeanor charge in Noble County. Police said she brushed aside complaints from her students that 85-year-old teacher’s aide Arnold Cowen touched them inappropriately. The principal “believed these reports to be false, since she knew Cowen to be of great moral character and was a very ‘nice guy,'” […]

  • Misused lottery money digs Oklahoma in deeper budget hole

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Unconstitutional spending last year means state lawmakers will have to pay the lottery millions before it begins to set the state’s education budget. The Board of Equalization determined last month the state supplanted the education budget with $10 million from the lottery. Under law, lottery money may only be used as a sort of bonus on top of education funding. It may not take the place of regular funding. “Clearly, we’ve had a problem,” said David Blatt, director of the […]

  • State: Nothing illegal, unconstitutional about $10 million lottery mixup

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The state finance secretary is praising the government’s “process” of checks-and-balances as it explains how the state came to owe $10 million to the state lottery. Proceeds from the lottery are sent to education but may only be used as a supplement to its general funding – not to supplant or replace missing money. This year, for the first time, the Oklahoma Board of Equalization found $10 million had been supplanted. “There’s nothing illegal about what happened,” […]

  • Lawmakers look to cut down on “screen time” for infants in daycare

    OKLAHOMA CITY – To promote a healthier lifestyle, a lawmaker wants kids to separate from electronic devices while at licensed daycare facilities. Senate Bill 806, which passed the full senate Tuesday, would require the childcare centers to follow nutrition standards and provide at least an hour for moderate and vigorous physical activity, including time in prone position for infants less than 6 months of age. But, Sen. John Sparks (D-Norman) also proposes eliminating “screen time” for children less than 2 […]

  • ‘It was very disturbing:’ Neighborhood taking precautions as police search for alleged ‘predator’

    EDMOND, Okla. — A family centered, “very safe” neighborhood is looking for ways to protect its children as police search for a man they say exposed himself to kids on Thursday. “Unfortunately it’s a day and age where we have to be aware of those sorts of things,” said Chad Mullen, a member of the Homestead Property Owners Association. “It was very disturbing to hear that this had occurred in our neighborhood.” Homestead is now looking into installing security cameras […]

  • ‘Parents should really be educating themselves,’ Experts warn of social media perils following investigation of senator

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Mike Koehler has an advantage over most parents when it comes to keeping his kids safe online. Social media literacy is his job, as president and chief strategist at Smirk New Media. But, even he acknowledges the challenges these days, keeping up with a rapidly developing and changing technical landscape. “We’re really chasing kids from app to app,” Koehler said. “This whole time parents have been playing defense to make sure that these things don’t interfere with […]

  • Muslims invite critical Oklahoma state representative to help community

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Muslim community is looking for help from an Oklahoma state lawmaker who has called the religion “a cancer on our nation.” “We can all come together and work for a greater good and a worthy cause,” said Basheer Shakir. “Maybe it’s an opportunity for others, regardless of our faiths, to come together and honestly and openly talk about what our faiths are about.” State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) made headlines two weeks ago with a controversial questionnaire that […]

  • “It’s a big deal to us,” Hotels fear new Oklahoma City fee

    OKLAHOMA CITY – These are not the worst of times at Bhavesh Patel’s nine area hotels, but they are certainly not the best. “We are getting by,” he told NewsChannel 4, standing in the lobby of Home 2 on the south side. “We are trying to the best of our ability to cut expenses right now. Until we see revenue start to increase, we’re holding off on certain expenditures.” Every dollar counts at Home 2, which opened its doors in […]