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.
NORMAN, Okla. – There are questions about whether the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents broke state law talking about the sexual misconduct investigation behind closed doors with a new member. Regent nominee Gary Pierson was at last week’s marathon meeting, not yet confirmed to his seat by the Oklahoma Senate. Now, the alleged victims and their advocates believe there may have been a violation of the Open Meetings Act, and they’ve taken their concerns to the district attorney. Pierson […]
POTTAWATOMIE CO., Okla. – The fight between two medical marijuana dispensaries is getting ugly. Now, in the middle of a lawsuit, the owners of one store got kicked to the curb. The owners of OK Roots are the defendants in the trademark lawsuit. Their landlord evicted them for allegedly smoking marijuana inside their store, and now they’ve set up shop next to a daycare. It’s the tale of two names. They sell similar products in the same town. Oklahoma Roots […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials at the University of Oklahoma remain tight-lipped about the investigation of former OU President David Boren and former OU Vice President Tripp Hall, both accused of sexual misconduct by former students. Now, another accuser is talking with News 4. Levi Hilliard only points to Tripp Hall, not President Boren. He claims the alleged sexual misconduct happened while he worked at the University Club. He says when he reported it, the university swept it under the rug. […]
OKLAHOMA COUNTY – 8 in 10 inmates sitting in the Oklahoma County jail are awaiting trial. Many can’t afford bond, leading to overcrowding where safety concerns are a constant issue. With county jails bursting at the seams across our state, many advocates said something has to change about how we lock up people accused of crimes. “A huge majority of people in the Oklahoma County jail are on misdemeanor bonds. They cannot afford $100,” criminal defense attorney Jacqui Ford said. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro doctor who prosecutors say killed a father while he was drunk is returning from rehab this weekend. Dr. Bryan Perry will remain on house arrest until he returns to court next month to face charges for second-degree murder. Just before 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, emergency crews were called to I-35, between 15th and 33rd, following a deadly crash. Authorities say Perry was driving a 2013 Mercedes northbound when he hit a motorcycle, killing 31-year-old […]
A former aide to former University of Oklahoma President David Boren spoke out for the first time on television Monday about allegations of sexual misconduct. The accuser’s allegations against Boren are at the center of investigations by OU, Norman police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. In an exclusive TV interview with News 4, Jess Eddy said the alleged sexual misconduct began nine years ago. Eddy told News 4 that he didn’t actually come forward with the allegations against […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Just after noon Friday, it unfolded like a frightening scene out of a movie. Surveillance video shows a man getting a drink from a refrigerator and set it on the counter. Then, when the clerk opens the register, he’s shot twice. The shooter then goes behind the counter, grabs some cash, and takes off. “I just don’t understand why somebody would be cruel to do that,” Jasmine Ramirez said. Ramirez is in the Quick Stop all the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – News 4 ran into a disbarred attorney trying to practice law in Oklahoma County Friday morning. In Alex Bednar’s disciplinary trial, the trial panel held he’s unfit to be an attorney. Then on Tuesday, the Supreme Court disbarred him, but that didn’t stop him from showing up to court. In a scathing opinion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said Bednar tried to justify some of the “most egregious behaviors the court has encountered” and found that he violated […]
POTTAWATOMIE CO., Okla. – As the medical marijuana industry keeps booming in Oklahoma, dispensaries are popping up right and left. And in some pockets of our state, your name means everything. A battle over a dispensary name in Pottawatomie County is now spilling into court. One dispensary is called Oklahoma Roots. The other one is called OK Roots. Oklahoma Roots is suing for trademark infringement, saying the similarities are creating confusion in the market, and now the case is headed […]
It’s been more than four years since our state carried out an execution. That’s because the wrong drug was used to kill Charles Warner and was almost used again in Richard Glossip’s execution. Last year, officials said they will now use nitrogen gas – a protocol they’ve kept quiet on until now. Attorney General Mike Hunter is committed to keeping the death penalty in Oklahoma. “We’re committed to it, but it’s taken longer than we’d like,” Hunter said. The last […]
Controversy is swirling around Governor Kevin Stitt’s pick for the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. He chose Eric Stevenson, a top executive at Nationwide Insurance who lives in Ohio – and plans to stay in Ohio. Lawmakers we talked to said they wanted to see someone chosen who lives here and would be active on campus. Stitt said he wanted someone with a strong business background. It is the first appointment to the Board of Regents from out of state […]