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
  • State’s opioid case on hold as pharmaceutical company seeks ruling to move case to federal court

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The state lawsuit against more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and sell opioid medications is on hold after one of the defendants asked a federal judge to move the case to federal court. Purdue Pharmaceutical filed a notice in Oklahoma federal court Wednesday to remove the case from Cleveland County and have it join a number of ongoing opioid-related cases in an Ohio federal court. Purdue Pharma is not commenting, but according to the filing, […]

  • Oklahoma vape shop owner arrested, charged in federal murder-for-hire case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A 69-year-old Alva man, and co-owner of a number of vape shops and a medical marijuana business in the state, appeared in Oklahoma City federal court Thursday on a charge of allegedly trying to hire someone to kill a former employee and one-time lover, and her new boyfriend, according to a criminal complaint. Vernon Brock made an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge Thursday on one count of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of […]

  • License plate law change: New law means you will take tags with you

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A law passed last year changing the handling of license plates post-sale is set to go into effect later this summer, which has a state agency rolling out reminders for Oklahoma drivers. The Oklahoma Tax Commission is behind an informational campaign reminding motorists about a law change that goes into effect this summer. Starting July 1, those who sell their vehicles will keep their license plates, instead of sending them off with the vehicle. The change comes […]

  • The Village City Council hears public’s concerns, support, over proposed boat, trailer parking regulations

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – Residents of The Village voiced support and opposition to proposed large vehicle parking ordinance changes for nearly two hours at a city council meeting Monday night. The city council ultimately held off voting on the matter to find ways to compromise on the issue which would impact where people can park boats, RVs, trailers and commercial vehicles on their property. The ordinance changes would prohibit street parking for buses, travel and watercraft trailers, and certain commercial […]

  • Near west side home destroyed by fire Friday subject of complaints, violations, police referrals for months, city records show

    OKLAHOMA CITY – No one was injured after fire destroyed a two story home on the city’s near west side Friday, but city records show the property has been the subject of violations and complaints for months. The Oklahoma City Fire Department was called to 1219 NW 8th Street shortly before 3:00 p.m. Smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away. Fire officials said when crews arrived on scene, the fire was so strong, firefighters could not get […]

  • Police investigating child pornography sent between Bethany Public Schools students

    BETHANY, Okla. – Police have launched a child pornography investigation involving Bethany Public Schools students who admitted to allegedly sending and receiving nude photos of one another, according to the school district and court filings. According to search warrant affidavits filed in Oklahoma County District Court, the investigation began after a school security officer discovered several child pornography images on five students cell phones March 12, and contacted Bethany Police. “We are aware of the incident and, as by law, […]

  • Police probing whether two recent road rage shootings, leaving one woman injured, are connected

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating whether two recent road rage incidents and subsequent shootings, one which injured an 82-year-old woman, are connected, according to recent court filings. Police reports and court papers detail the first incident happened on February 18. A woman told police she was attempting to merge onto southbound I-235 at 23rd Street in Oklahoma City when a red Jeep SUV with a paper tag almost hit her car. The woman said, according to a search warrant […]

  • Moore couple looking for help after daughter’s medical devices stolen in family car theft

    MOORE, Okla. – A Moore couple is looking for the public’s help in finding their stolen family car, inside – medical devices needed to take care of their young daughter with a potentially deadly genetic disease. Clinton and Shanna Culbertson said they woke up Saturday, March 23, and realized something was amiss when Shanna walked outside to run an errand. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! Where is my car?’ It’s almost like that feeling when you forget where you […]

  • Oklahoma House appoints task force members to review page program after sexual assault allegation involving 2 students

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House leadership has appointed a ten member task force to review the chamber’s student page program in light of a female page alleging she was raped by another page at a metro hotel last week. House Speaker Charles McCall’s office said the speaker has named seven Republicans and three Democrats to the Page Program Task Force to look into the program, which was suspended last week after the sexual assault investigation came to light. A spokesperson […]

  • 1 dead, 2 in custody, after shooting in southwestern Canadian County

    SCOTT, Okla. – A woman is dead and two suspects in custody after a shooting in rural southwestern Canadian County Thursday night, officials said. According to the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, police were called to a business off of State Highway 37, about six miles southeast of Hinton, shortly after 7:00 p.m. Officials said the shooting victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was driven from the shooting location to Sandy Springs Farms and Wichita Buffalo Company, 28580 Highway […]

  • Explicit pics, extortion attempt, lead to word of warning for online dating world

    EDMOND, Okla. – Man meets woman online. Woman asks man to send explicit pictures. Man sends explicit pictures. Woman attempts to get man to pay hundreds of dollars in gift cards or pictures will be posted. As country music singer Johnny Lee sang, “I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places” for the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy,” the hit song seems to be an applicable lesson for a University of Central Oklahoma Broncho. According to court filings, university […]

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