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Sara Celi joined Freedom43TV as the 9 p.m. anchor in Sept. 2011 after more than seven years in TV. Her broadcasting career has made stops in Shreveport, Louisiana and Cincinnati, Ohio, her hometown. Sara graduated from Western Kentucky University with a double major in Broadcast News and History in May 2004.

She started out shooting her own stories at KSLA just one week after she graduated college and since then has worked in almost every news gathering capacity in the newsroom.

In 2005, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized Sara for her reporting.

When she’s not at work, you can usually find her training for her latest race.

In March 2011, she completed the LA Marathon, despite the rainy and windy conditions that forced almost 4,000 other runners to be treated for hypothermia!

She also loves to travel, shop, cook, and explore new neighborhoods.

One day, she plans to write a novel.

Life Goal - To make a difference in some way in someone else's life

Play any sports/Favorite Sport - I am a runner, and I love competing in races. I recently won my age group in a 5K, and in March 2011 I ran the LA Marathon

Favorite TV Show - Mad Men

Favorite Car - One that runs!

Happiest moment in my life was - the day I married my husband, Sean Celi in the library named after my father at the church where I grew up.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner - Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Abraham Lincoln, the Dalai Lama

Favorite food - It's a split between Bar-B-Q and Tex/Mex

I have a pet - No. I haven’t had one since the family cat, Casey, died when I was 19. I took it hard.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when - was 7, sitting next to my dad in the living room watching the Berlin Wall come down

Best movie of all time - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Hardest part of my job - Covering the death of someone who died fighting for our nation and freedom. Because my husband's an officer in the Air Force, I can't help but put myself in the shoes of those families.

Favorite holiday - Thanksgiving

My favorite story of all time - Covering Cooperative for Education's snapshot tour through Guatemala this year. It changed my life to see all the good work that group does on behalf of Guatemala school kids. For five days, I toured that beautiful country and wrote stories about the people on the trip and the children we met along the way. It was one of the hardest and most fulfilling assignments of my life.

People are surprised when I tell them - I've interviewed OJ Simpson

I like to listen to - anything that has Maroon 5 or Adam Levine associated with it

Favorite Book - The Notebook

I'd jump at the chance to - be a foreign correspondent

Best part of the day - right when the sun sets

Favorite place to be other than home & work - It's a toss up between Los Angeles and Palm Beach

Anything else you want viewers to know about you - I'm so happy to be here in Oklahoma. I'm looking forward to the challenge!


Recent Articles
  • Parents say bus route puts children in danger

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Amy Page and her family moved to Francis St. in south Oklahoma City earlier this month from east Texas. Amy said she had no idea what awaited her family, a busy route her son must take to get to the closet elementary school. To get there, the 8-year-old boy must cross 59th St. “It’s a four lane, actually four lane and a turning lane that they’re wanting to cross over,” Page said. Oklahoma City Public Schools does […]

  • Firefighters save parrot in Piedmont house fire

    PIEDMONT, Okla. –  As a house fire raged Wednesday, first responders managed to help save a family pet, a parrot trapped it its cage as the house went up in flames. “I didn’t even think about the bird and then when I did, there was just no going back, there wasn’t any going back in,” homeowner Ty Brown said. He also said he’s relieved all his family and animals made it out of the fire safe. “There’s a Schnauzer, there’s […]

  • Enid digs out after snowstorm

    ENID, Okla. – All day Tuesday, police and firefighters responded to dozens of downed power lines and road hazards caused by Monday’s heavy, wet snow. The fire department went out on more than 100 calls, about three times their load for a normal day. “They’ve all been very busy,” Enid FD’s Ken Helms said. “They’ve gone from one call to another throughout the day and that’s just not our normal routine.” Staff at United Supermarket had an interesting day, too. […]

  • Norman suspicious death

    UPDATE: Man shot to death, body found in burned home

    NORMAN, Okla. – Norman Police have just released that the man found in the Norman burned out home was shot to death. Now they are asking for the public’s help. Crews responded to flames on Villa Dr. Wednesday morning and in the burned home they found the body of 51-year-old Patrick Burton, who died from a gunshot wound. They said a few incidents in this case have led them to believe his death is suspicious. Officials found him shot to death […]

  • MWC mobile home park evacuated for gas leak

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Portions of Edgewood Mobile Home Park had to be evacuated Monday morning.  “There was somebody back there with a back hoe and he was digging,” resident Connie Haynes said. “So he must have hit the line.” She praised the park’s landlord for quick action. She said as soon as the line busted, the landlord came to the door and told her to leave. No one was hurt outside in the dangerous situation that had crews hard […]

  • Norman Police investigate home invasion

    NORMAN, Okla. –Woodsboro Drive in Norman is your average street where joggers don’t hesitate to get out an exercise. But the past few days, runners and their neighbors have hit the pavement with questions in their heads about what happened at 3315 Woodsboro Drive on Friday night. “Well, of course, it’s a surprise because almost nothing really happens here,” said Jerrod Sahlasteen, a jogger in the area. Police say a man approached the house, knocked, and told the person inside […]

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    Potential scammer victim speaks out

    EDMOND, OK – A lot of people come into the N-Style Fashion Exchange in Edmond during the week, but few stand out to owner Dave Wilkins as much as Nicholas Heskett. “You know, he was practicing, like marching, practicing his moves and whatnot out side and then he came in and approached me and friend and introduced himself, you know, stood at attention, real militaristic,” said Wilkins. Dave says Heskett asked him for money for wounded warriors and care packages […]

  • AWOL soldier scam

    Police looking for AWOL Guardsman, accused scammer

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – Nicholas Heskett is a man police in Logan County said they know well, very well. “He is a known drug user in the area and he has had charges for that in the past,” Richard Stevens said, Logan County Sheriff’s Office. But this time, Logan County deputies said Heskett is using his service as a National Guardsman to fool people. They said he’s asking them for donations for wounded soldiers as well as money for care packages […]

  • Latest Okla. lottery millionaire speaks on lady luck

    OKLAHOMA CITY –Doyle Henson lives in a log cabin outside of Choctaw, a home he built himself. It’s his “American Dream,” and it will stay that way, even though he just won $2 million  playing the Oklahoma lottery. Well, more like $1.5 million after taxes. “My birthday was the next day so I just well, I bought the tickets for my own birthday present,” said Doyle. Doyle bought five tickets to be exact, all of them Powerball, and all of […]

  • Explosion clean up

    Neighbors try to clean up after explosion

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In the walls of Troy White’s home, a new definition to the word “OK.” This home still stands, while the next door neighbor’s does not, after a natural gas explosion rocked the street on Thursday. For White’s family, the harsh light of day shows the damage all through the home; no room was spared. “We’re just lucky because I didn’t dream it was all this messed up,” said Troy. He said cracks split the house off it’s […]

  • Patti Page

    Remembering Patti Page

    OKLAHOMA CITY – At the Oklahoma History Museum, they know Patti Page well. Ask around and you’ll find many fans among the historians. Page was known as Clara Ann Fowler to her family. “She grew up in a working class family in Claremore, the same community Will Rogers is from,” Bob Blackburn said, Oklahoma Historical Society. Page began singing on live radio in Tulsa in the 1940s and that’s where the magic started. “One day, one of the regular singers could not […]