Abby Broyles is an award-winning journalist from Oklahoma City. She is a fill-in anchor and reports in the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekday newscasts.
Broyles began her on-air career in Tyler, Texas. She was a reporter and weekend anchor at KYTX – CBS 19 before taking a reporter position at a CBS affiliate in Oklahoma. She took a year off from news to do entertainment as the host of “Oklahoma Live” on KSBI – TV. As a talk show host, she had her own series called “Only in Oklahoma with Abby Broyles” in which she composed feature packages on people, places and businesses unique to Oklahoma.
Since joining KFOR, Broyles has traveled all over the Sooner State chasing big stories. She received a 2015 Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for her live coverage from the state penitentiary on the stay of execution for Richard Glossip. Since she covers the court beat, you can frequently see her reporting on high profile trials in both state and federal courts. Broyles has also covered the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma over the past few years, interviewing countless families and following recovery efforts.
Broyles is currently pursuing her law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She also visits local elementary schools to read to students and speaks to high school and college journalism classes.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma lawmakers will get a 35 percent pay increase. On Tuesday, the Legislative Compensation Board voted to raise legislators’ pay for the first time since 1999. The board consists of all new members appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt, the State Senate and the State House. They voted to raise lawmakers’ salaries from $35,021 to $47,500. The Oklahoma Education Association and its members flooded the halls of the Capitol last year demanding their own pay raise. But Tuesday, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A bus driver shortage is causing headaches for families in the Western Heights School District. Parents tell News 4 their kids are waiting over an hour to be picked up in the morning, but district leaders say they simply don’t have enough drivers. That’s not their only problem. 15 employees resigned Monday night. Outside the football field, you can’t miss the sign that reads “Bus Drivers Needed.” “We feel terrible about it, and we’re going to […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Forty-seven inmates sit on Oklahoma’s death row, and now some of them will get to move out of solitary confinement. In a letter from the Department of Corrections to the ACLU, state leaders agreed to move death row inmates out of solitary confinement within 30 days. “That’s because it amounts to torture,” ACLU attorney Megan Lambert said. Lawyers at the ACLU are also working to reinstate religious services on death row. “It did a lot for the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Investigators conducted a new raid of attorney Keegan Harroz’s Oklahoma City home Tuesday evening. Harroz is still locked up ahead of her federal trial while detectives search her house again for any clues in the triple-murder in Okmulgee County. While officials there have refused to talk to News 4 for weeks, search warrants continue to show that Harroz and her boyfriend are still at the center of the investigation. Surveillance video showed multiple officers waiting outside Harroz’s […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – As many as 3,500 prisoners could be freed starting in November after voters approved a measure to change certain drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. State Question 780 will be applied retroactively on Nov. 1. The first group will be about 900 inmates locked up for simple drug possession or property crimes. Inside the Pardon and Parole Board’s commutation docket Tuesday, people locked up for drug crimes asked for a second chance. Corey Harris’s brother […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt cleaned house at the Department of Public Safety last month, replacing the DPS Commissioner and his two top leaders. But now, those former top dogs are fighting back. They say they shouldn’t be out of a job. Former commissioner Rusty Rhoades, former assistant commissioner Megan Simpson and former highway patrol chief Michael Harrell are putting the state on notice Friday that they’re filing a tort claim. That’s the first step in the process toward […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Keegan Harroz went before a federal judge Wednesday for her preliminary and detention hearings. Judge Gary Purcell found enough evidence to send the case to trial and to hold her in federal custody until then. He also talked about what he called her “violent past” in court. Because Harroz’s former law partner had a VPO against her, she’s charged with illegally having ammunition. Prosecutors also say she gave an AR-15 to her boyfriend, Barry Titus, who’s accused […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans may not be able to fly with state-issued driver licenses in just nine days. State leaders have kicked the can so far down the road to comply with the federal Real ID Act that a fifth extension is needed from the federal government to allow Oklahomans to continue to use their current driver licenses in airports, military bases and many federal buildings. It was back in Governor Brad Henry’s first term and years before the Oklahoma […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Inside a federal courthouse Monday, attorney Keegan Harroz heard new federal charges against her. On Friday, federal agents arrested her just hours after she bonded out of Okmulgee County. According to the federal complaint, ATF agents say Harroz bought ammunition in February from H&H Shooting Supply in Oklahoma City. The problem is, a month before that, her former law partner had gotten a protective order against Harroz. Under federal law, because of that protective order, she can’t […]
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Shawnee police are investigating a string of burglaries in downtown Shawnee. The latest break-in happened at “The Doggie Spot” on Main Street. The owners say the burglars broke in through the roof. They can be seen on surveillance video inside. One burglar swipes cash from a drawer before looking right into the camera. A laptop and cash were stolen before the alarm went off, and the thieves ran out. “A few weeks before, [they broke in] a […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper reunited Wednesday with the little girl whose life he saved last week. Jaelynn Lynn had a seizure and stopped breathing at a gas station at Northwest 36th and May. “I grabbed her and laid her down. She wasn’t breathing,” her mother, Monica Tapia, said. Panic overtook Monica. Trooper Michael Patnode heard Monica’s cries for help. “When I heard, ‘It’s my baby, it’s my baby, she’s not breathing,’ I knew I had to […]