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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 and be sure to follow her on Twitter @lilizhengtv.

Recent Articles
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    OKLAHOMA CITY — Police have arrested three suspects in connection to the disappearance and shooting of two men at a Moore grocery store. Moore police confirm three people, including a juvenile, believed to be the shooter, are now facing charges. Alize Ramon “Gutta Twin” Smith and Jarron Keonte “400” Moreland, both 21, have been missing since Saturday. We’re told Smith and Moreland were meeting brothers Brett Boettler, 16, and Kevin Don Garcia-Boettler for a gun sale through Craigslist. They met […]

  • Red flag warning in effect as dry conditions persist

    SEILING, Okla. — A red flag warning is effect until midnight, forestry officials announced Tuesday. According to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food,and Forestry Services, the affected areas and extreme conditions will exist near and west of a line from Alfalfa County to Cotton County. “New fires will likely exhibit explosive rapid rates of spread,” a press release from forestry officials states. “Ongoing fires will require extensive patrol and mop up to prevent escape.” As of Tuesday morning, an ongoing […]

  • Oklahoma pharmacist convicted of teen’s murder requesting commuted sentence

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Oklahoma pharmacist will receive a rare hearing before the state’s parole board, requesting his life sentence be commuted. Jerome Ersland is serving a life sentence after he was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2009 shooting death of 16-year-old Antwun Parker. Parker died during a botched robbery that took less than one minute to unfold. Ersland claimed he was acting in self defense, trying to protect his store and his employees after two teens attempted to […]

  • Some Oklahoma teachers still at Capitol after walkout comes to an end

    OKLAHOMA CITY — You could call Monday “Day 11” of the teacher walkout. Despite the Oklahoma Education Association calling for an end to the walkout last Thursday, some teachers and supporters returned to the Capitol on Monday. Some educators, including Berryhill Public Schools teacher Christina Floyd, have been at the Capitol every day since April 2. She said her district was not in session on Monday, so she and other parents and teachers used Monday as another day to advocate […]

  • Some teachers remain at Capitol, even after OEA calls for end to walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite a teachers’ organization calling for an end to the statewide walkout, teachers and supporters say they will continue to rally at the Capitol. “This is the great thing of what’s happening here, is it isn’t just about OEA,” said Christine Hrubik. “It’s about teachers coming together banding for a common cause and a common goal.” Hrubik, a teacher at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, was among teachers and parents who showed up at the capitol on […]

  • OEA announces end to statewide walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma Senate leader said he got “mixed messages” from the Oklahoma Education Association as the statewide walkout entered the ninth and final day. Prior to the OEA announcing an end to the walkout late Thursday afternoon, Senate majority floor leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate had delivered on 95 percent of the OEA’s demands; however, he was unclear on what the OEA was still seeking in terms of funding. Treat said he met with […]

  • “I know I can do better,” More than 450 people file for office

    OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 450 people have filed to run for office Wednesday, election board officials report. According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, this is the most amount of people on the first day of filing since at least 2000. Merleyn Bell, who is seeking the House seat for District 47, said she decided to run last year. “Education is so important,” Bell said. “Even though I live in Norman, in what some consider a really great school […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers file measures to increase education funds without raising taxes

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two republican lawmakers have filed six pieces of legislation they said could increase education funds without raising taxes. “What I keep saying is we just keep trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Rep. Tess Teague, R-Choctaw. “Massive taxation is not necessarily what the state of Oklahoma wants, so we’re trying to come up with other ways to get revenue flowing back into our classrooms, back to our teachers, back to our funding formula.” Teague […]

  • Oklahoma House leadership says capital gains bill will not be heard

    OKLAHOMA CITY – House Republicans say a measure removing the capital gains exemption will not be heard this session, despite pressure from teachers and other House members. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Education Association (‘OEA’) said they want lawmakers to find $50 million more in funding to “make good on promises made to Oklahoma students.” An option that has been suggested multiple times during the statewide walkout, which is now in its second week, is to remove the capital gains exemption. […]

  • Oklahoma senators eye wind tax credit reform amid school funding walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma teachers seize the capitol for the second week in a statewide walkout, some lawmakers are turning their attention to wind tax credits. In a press conference held Monday afternoon, Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow pushed for wind tax credit reform. They claimed the state was on the hook for between $500 and $750 million in payments to the wind industry for the next 10 years. “One simple answer is ending […]

  • OEA: Teacher walkout will continue on Monday

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The teacher walkout will continue on Monday, association officials announced Friday. Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, said the walkout will continue until the Oklahoma Legislature removes the capital gains exemption and Governor Mary Fallin vetoes the repeal of the hotel/motel tax. “We will continue to advocate for funding for public education and filling the hole the Legislature has made over the ten years,” said Priest. “28 percent cuts and so that’s what we’re advocating […]