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Bill Miston is an award-winning journalist, currently working for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. He has more than ten years of journalism and reporting experience, having worked for Chicago, Champaign, Ill., Rockford, Ill., Green Bay, Wis., and Oklahoma City news operations.

Bill came to KFOR from Northeast Wisconsin in February 2017. He currently works as a reporter and fill-in weekend morning anchor. When he’s not covering politics at the state capitol, you can usually find him digging through public records and court cases.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma, he previously worked at WLUK-TV Fox 11 News in Green Bay for four-plus years, covering business/municipal development, crime, state and federal politics, and features reporting; he also served as a morning fill-in anchor.

In 2016, Bill won the award for Best Sports Reporting Award in the state from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the story of a high school athlete and college recruit forced to quit football because of concussions, and the effects they continue to have on his life.

Bill’s work as been featured on NBC, CNN, FOX News, The Associated Press and other television stations across the country.

Before arriving in Green Bay in 2011, he spent more than three years as a multimedia journalist, producer and fill-in sports anchor at Rockford’s NBC affiliate, WREX-TV. Bill also spent time working as a field producer, writer, editor and photographer in Chicago and Champaign, Ill. television newsrooms.

A native of Chicago’s south suburbs, he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, with emphasis in political science and speech communication.

Bill’s journalism career began at the University of Illinois, starting as a reporter with Illini Media Company — the independent, student-run media organization — in 2004. During his college tenure he worked as a radio reporter, anchor, and sports show producer and co-host. Bill eventually served as managing editor of company’s broadcast news and sports divisions. He also worked as a freelance sports videojournalist for the Champaign News-Gazette.

When Bill’s not working, you can usually find him hiking, camping, or on an area body of water, with (or without) one or two skis strapped to his feet. Fun fact: before coming to Oklahoma, he performed as a show skier on several water ski show teams in Illinois and Wisconsin. He currently competes in 3-event water ski tournaments, is a member of the Oklahoma Water Ski Federation, and is a certified ski instructor.


Recent Articles
  • Man charged nearly year after I-235 wrong-way, head-on crash severely injured woman

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Charges have been filed against an Oklahoma City man, accused of driving the wrong way, under the influence and causing a head-on crash on I-235 that severely injured a woman last year. Toby Pedford, 38, of Oklahoma City, was charged last month with causing great body injury while driving under the influence. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Pedford was behind the wheel of a Hyundai sedan traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-235 in the […]

  • Parents voice Pathway to Greatness concerns at final board meeting ahead of realignment plan recommendation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Continued concerns about transportation, community impact, benefits and even an appeal to a higher power for wisdom were just some of the topic raised by parents about Oklahoma City Public School’s last school board meeting before the recommended district realignment plan is presented next week. Change is, inevitably, coming to Oklahoma City Public Schools. Parents are, inevitably, concerned about the closure of up to 18 schools under three options, part of the district’s Pathway to Greatness project. […]

  • University of Oklahoma Regent Bill Burgess’ passing leaves two board seats vacant

    Bill W. Burgess, Jr., a lawyer, businessman and University of Oklahoma Board of Regents member, died Friday. He was 62-years-old. Details of his death were unavailable. In the wake of his passing, state and congressional leaders expressed their condolences for the man honored in the state for his business, education, and philanthropic work, and a member of the Oklahoma and Education halls of fame. Burgess also had a portion of Interstate 44 near Lawton named after him. “I learned of […]

  • Fired DPS employee under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands in seized cash

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former state employee is under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands in cash, seized by law enforcement, for years and using the money for personal use, according to newly unsealed court documents. According to two search warrants unsealed Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol started its investigation in October 2018 after it was made aware of money missing from the Department of Public Safety’s asset forfeiture division. The warrants, filed under seal in Oklahoma County District Court in […]

  • Accused of raping 15-year-old girl, simple search could have shown wrestling coach’s 2012 rape conviction involving 14-year-old girl

    EDMOND, Okla. – With just a few keystrokes, a click here or there, you can find all kinds of public information on the internet. That includes looking up people’s criminal backgrounds, especially in a state like Oklahoma. But what’s still puzzling is if that same, simple task was done by anyone with a metro wrestling club that Joseph Dion Martinez was associated with, or with the wrestling association the club is a part of, Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association (OKWA). Martinez, […]

  • Wrestling coach arrested, accused of raping 15-year-old girl convicted in 2012 of raping 14-year-old girl

    EDMOND, Okla. – A club wrestling coach arrested over the weekend for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl was convicted years ago of raping a 14-year-old girl, but received a suspended sentence in that case and only required to register as a sex offender for a maximum of five years, according to court records detailing the case. Joseph Dion Martinez, 27, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail February 2 on five counts of second degree rape and one count of […]

  • Wrestling coach arrested for having sex with 15-year-old girl; convicted in 2012 rape case

    EDMOND, Okla. – A wrestling coach, previously convicted of rape in 2012, was arrested over the weekend, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to police. Joseph D. Martinez, 27, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on five counts of second degree rape and forcible oral sodomy. He’s being held on a $75,000 bond. According to police, the father of a 15-year-old girl found a second cell phone in her bedroom last month and discovered […]

  • 15-year-old girl to head to trial as youthful offender, charged with manslaughter in McLoud teen’s shooting death

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – A 15-year-old girl was bound over for trial on a manslaughter charge Friday after a Pottawatomie County judge said prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to bring murder charges against her for the shooting death of her friend last October. Kaylen Thomas was found shot in the head at a McLoud home on October 5, 2018. She died later that evening. A 15-year-old girl who lives at the home was initially charged as a youthful offender with first-degree […]

  • 2 connected to 2018 murder of pregnant Oklahoma City woman receive deferred sentence

    NORMAN, Okla. – A man and woman arrested in connection to the murder of a pregnant Oklahoma City woman pleaded guilty this month and received deferred sentences on charges filed in relation to the May 2018 slaying. Family members told News 4 they called police after receiving a concerning text from 23-year-old Shaliyah Toombs on April 29. At the time, Toombs was eight months pregnant with her third child. “It was disturbing and it was like, she’s in trouble,” Twyla Taylor said […]

  • DOC inmate, halfway house ‘walk away’ injured in police shooting; suspected in earlier assault

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Department of Corrections inmate and current resident of a city halfway house was injured after he was shot by an Oklahoma City officer on the city’s northwest side Wednesday evening. According to Oklahoma City Police, an officer was responding to a suspicious person call at a home in the 2600 block of W. Park Place at around 6 p.m. when he spotted the man with a “crowbar-type instrument” and chased after him. “The officer chased him […]

  • 2 Oklahoma County Jail inmates charged with trying to escape, steal vehicle

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Oklahoma County Jail inmates have been charged Monday with allegedly trying to break out of the jail and steal a pickup truck earlier this month. Taylor Gene Hooley, 24, and Daulton Matthews, 19, are both charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and attempting to escape from a penal institution on January 14. Hooley was initially arrested on January 1 on a warrant for second-degree burglary. Matthews was arrested last November for larceny of an automobile. […]

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