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Sarah Stewart joined Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4 as a general assignment reporter in July of 1999. Before joining KFOR, Sarah worked as a crime reporter and weekend anchor at KFDA-TV in Amarillo, TX. Sarah graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism.

Sarah anchored the morning show on NewsChannel 4 from 2004 to 2006, before deciding to stay home full time with her children.

In 2010, Sarah came back as a freelance reporter for KFOR. She decided to resume full time in June of 2015 and is thrilled to be back in a profession she loves.

Sarah has been honored for her work at Newschannel 4 by the Associated Press Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. She takes great pride in telling the stories of fellow Oklahomans.

Sarah and her husband live in Oklahoma City with their three children. They attend Crossings Community Church.

Recent Articles
  • Department of Mental Health to eliminate state-funded outpatient services if budget deal not reached

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The cuts will be “unbearable,” and they will “decimate” our mental health system. That was the warning Wednesday afternoon at a press conference from the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Terri White. White was joined by health officials, law enforcement, district attorneys and even chambers of commerce – all united in their plea to lawmakers to reach a budget deal soon. If a budget deal is not reached by November 1, White […]

  • Oklahoma City woman held alleged burglar on ground for police

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Seven-year-old Yocelin Pena was sitting on the couch watching TV with her 1-year-old brother, Charlie, when a strange woman just walked in the back door. “I was scared,” Pena said. “She just came in, and I grabbed my brother because I saw her and said that’s not my grandma.” Pena acted fast, hauling her little brother into her bedroom and locking the door. “If I just grabbed him by his hand, he would walk slow. So, I […]

  • Testimony continues in trial of Oklahoma man accused of abducting, killing 8-year-old in 1997

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of abducting and killing an 8-year-old Oklahoma girl more than two decades ago. Kirsten Hatfield disappeared from her Midwest City home in the middle of the night back in May of 1997. Officers found a pair of her panties with blood on them in the backyard and some trace amounts of blood on the partially opened window to her bedroom. It was considered a cold case until […]

  • Copper wiring thieves leave Crosstown drivers in the dark

    OKLAHOMA – Aaron McRee travels the I-40 crosstown at 5 every morning on his way to work. He’s frustrated with the lack of light. “It’s very dark, especially when you get past this bridge here. Around the curve, it’s very dark there. And, then the glare from oncoming traffic sometimes is a bit to overcome,” McRee said. “It’s a very unsafe issue right now and something that should be dealt with sooner than later. But, it’s gone on several years […]

  • Police investigate clues related to Oklahoma City bookstore homicide

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s been three and a half weeks now since someone killed Kelly Hays inside his bookstore on North Pennsylvania and then set the store on fire. “Investigators are kind of stuck right now, and they’re looking to help solve this case,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Police are now releasing a video of a man carrying a backpack walking briskly past the bus stop just north of N.W. 23rd and Penn. The […]

  • “It’s very insulting,” Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate accused of not paying bills

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Cathy Welch has owned Campaign Technology Professionals for 14 years, helping political candidates and political action committees keep track of their finances. One of the candidates she worked with was Connie Johnson during her 2014 congressional campaign. “We did all of her bookkeeping, reconciling her account, making her deposits, cutting checks and then also filing her reports with the FEC,” Welch said. “We take care of our clients, and I would hope to get that same respect.” […]

  • Are big tax breaks hurting Oklahoma?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A new report claims Oklahoma has lost close to $500 million because of one of our state’s tax deductions. The report by PFM Group Consulting LLC out of Philadelphia, PA said Oklahoma’s capital gains tax deduction has reduced state tax revenue by $474 million while only creating an estimated $9 million in additional tax revenue. This deduction basically means, any time an Oklahoman sells Oklahoma-based property or stock, they are not taxed on the money they make. […]

  • Report shows inspectors found health, safety violations at 17 of 22 foster homes in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA – A recently released federal report shows health and safety violations at the majority of Oklahoma’s group foster homes. The unannounced visits to our state’s 22 group foster homes were conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General in June of 2016. The report found some group homes are not always complying with state requirements. The violations found ranged from a bald tire on a vehicle to a hole in the wall with […]

  • Edmond Police Department holds fundraiser for officer with brain cancer

    ARCADIA, Okla. – The Edmond Police Department gathered at the Route 66 softball fields in Arcadia Sunday afternoon to support one of their own. 16 different teams participated in the 5th annual Matt Terry Softball Tournament, named after an Edmond detective who died. Every year, the department picks an officer with a need. “And this year we have Officer Nick Tant,” said Edmond Police Department spokesperson, Jenny Wagnon. “Last October, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and had a brain […]

  • Recess called while Oklahoma lawmakers prepare to battle it out over budget issues

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives halted the state’s special session Wednesday morning, saying they would not waste any more taxpayer money until Democrats and Republicans can come to an agreement on how to fill the budget hole. Gov. Mary Fallin ordered the special session after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a cigarette fee passed in the final days of the regular session was unconstitutional. It left a $215 million hole in the state’s budget. On […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers take another shot at cigarette tax

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s the first step toward filling our state’s budget hole, and it comes on the second day of the special legislative session. HB 1099 would charge a tax of $1.50 per pack of cigarettes. It’s a very similar bill that landed legislators in the special session in the first place. The state supreme court ruled the cigarette “fee” passed in the final days of the legislative session was unconstitutional because of the timing and because it did […]