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Raised in Maryland, Lili joined KFOR in July 2017 after spending three years in Salisbury, Maryland at the ABC/CW affiliate WMDT. There, she served as a weekend producer and reporter before eventually moving onto the desk as the weekend anchor and senior reporter.

During her time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she covered coastal flooding, politics, and a number of rallies during the 2016 presidential election. A few stories that caught national attention include a massive puppy mill bust considered the “worst case” Maryland had seen and the explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket seconds after launching from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Political Science. She is currently in the process of earning a Master’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Outside of school, she was an active member of Delta Zeta Sorority and held a number of internships including FOX 29 Philadelphia, CBS 2 New York, and “Nightline” on ABC News.

She is very excited to call Oklahoma City ‘home’ and to join the team at KFOR! Send her story ideas at lili.zheng@kfor.com and be sure to follow her on Twitter @lilizhengtv.

Recent Articles
  • Oklahoma mother creates petition for metal detectors in schools

    MOORE, Okla. – A Moore parent has started a petition to better secure public schools in the area. Mary Booker, a mom of two, started the petition after police say an armed teenager shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school earlier this month. “It breaks my heart, honestly, that we have to deal with it in this day and age,” Booker said. “It makes me feel like I’m afraid to send my kids to school for the […]

  • EMSA: At least 2 dozen reported slips, falls amid icy conditions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – EMSA officials said they responded to at least two dozen calls of reported slips and falls amid icy conditions. As of 8:45 p.m. Thursday, EMSA reported 30 falls since midnight. EMSA operations manager John Graham said most of the reported falls were in areas like parking lots and sidewalks; however, it can also happen indoors after people walk in with wet shoes. “A lot of times, people will walk inside of a building, and their feet are […]

  • Oklahoma Senate lawmakers pass budget bill, effectively closing the second special session

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Senate lawmakers have passed a budget bill, effectively closing the second special session. The bill, which passed the Senate floor Wednesday by a final vote of 29 to 12, equates to about $45 million in agency cuts. The Oklahoma Department of Education confirms this means $16.2 million worth of cuts for them in the final months of the 2018 fiscal budget. Minority leader John Sparks debated against the bill Wednesday morning urging members to do the same […]

  • Oklahoma City officials prepared for ice storm moving through the metro

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City officials said they’re well prepared as another ice storm moves through the metro. Kristy Yager, public information officer for the city of Oklahoma City, said they have about 14,000 tons of salt they were ready to use. According to Yager, they did not need additional units of salt because of the relatively mild winter so far. She said they started preparing for winter weather in July. “We practiced the snow routes, driving the snow routes […]

  • Oklahoma faces $167M budget shortfall next fiscal year

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2019 fiscal year is facing a $167 million budget shortfall, officials confirm. “[It’s] still not where we want it to be, but we have had new revenue growth because of previous legislation that has been passed with those legacy wells, closing some of the exemptions on oil and gas companies or even a car sales tax,” said Gov. Mary Fallin. The State Board of Equalization authorized $7 billion for the Legislature to spend in the next […]

  • Oklahoma Senate consider bill modifying date children must turn certain ages to attend certain grades

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers in the Oklahoma Senate will consider a bill modifying the date children must turn certain ages to attend certain grades. Senate Bill 1020, proposed by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, passed an education committee Monday morning. Currently, in Oklahoma, children attending preschool must turn 4 years old before September 1 that school year and 5 years old for kindergarten. Under McCortney’s bill, the age requirement would be moved back to August 1. “What we expect from kindergartners […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers debating Daylight Saving Time

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In addition to the ongoing budget battle at the Oklahoma State Capitol, lawmakers are also debating whether or not the Sooner State should stick with Daylight Saving Time. A Senate bill, which would adopt Daylight Saving Time as Oklahoma’s year-round standard time, has passed a Senate committee. On Monday, Senate Bill 1309 passed the Senate Committee on General Government with a vote of 5 to 4. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of setting clocks forward by […]

  • “There’s just a lot that needs to be done,” Sen. Lankford speaks about background checks for gun sales

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers say the issue of gun control continues to be one they take seriously, especially in the wake of a tragic high school shooting which left 17 people dead. “We want to be able to make sure we can do more in that area as we have,” said Sen. James Lankford told News 4. “We’ve dramatically increased funding for mental health care in the nation, there’s just a lot that needs to be done.” Authorities say a […]

  • Hearing pushed to May for Enid woman charged in connection to newborn baby found dead in dumpster

    ENID, Okla. — The hearing for a woman charged in connection to a newborn baby found dead in a dumpster has been pushed to May. Kathryn Juanita Green faces five charges including second degree murder after a baby boy was found in a dumpster in April 2017. According to an affidavit, the baby was found inside a luggage trunk. Just before 2:30 a.m. on April 9, police were called to a home on the 1600 block of S. 2nd Street […]

  • “Kids are going to have really difficult questions,” Explaining school shootings to children

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Parents and teachers alike should know it’s OK to not have all of the answers when children have questions about tragic events, experts say. NBC News reports already in 2018, there have been at least 17 instances of gun violence in U.S. schools. That includes Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and wounded 14 others. The suspected gunman, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. […]

  • “It’s kind of like auditing the agencies,” Lawmakers consider bill verifying voters’ citizenship

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawmakers in the House are considering a bill which would verify how many registered voters are legal citizens. House Bill 3341, authored by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, would allow the Secretary of the State Election Board to compare state and federal databases for the purposes of seeing whether there are non-citizens registered as voters. “It’s kind of like auditing the agencies. Unless we do it, we’re not going to know, so we need to at least double […]