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
  • ‘Tragic day’ after 2 killed in plane crash at Sundance Airport

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal investigators are scheduled to arrive Tuesday to begin sifting through crash site wreckage at a northwest side airport, after a jet crashed Monday afternoon killing two people. Emergency crews were called to Sundance Airport, 13000 Sara Rd., shortly after 3:30 p.m. after a medium-sized corporate jet crashed while landing at the airport, officials said. Two people were on board. An Oklahoma City Fire Department official said a man was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman, […]

  • Bethany police ID body of man found near Lake Overholser

    BETHANY, Okla. – Authorities have identified the body of a man found earlier this month in a field near Lake Overholser. Bethany police said Monday the body found on March 5 is that of 66-year-old Terry Birchett of Bethany. Officials said Birchett’s death is not considered a homicide. A person on horseback discovered Birchett’s body as they were riding through a field, north of Highway 66, east of Stitchcomb Wilderness Refuge and Hefner Canal. Aerial video showed the man clad […]

  • Village Police investigating why county inmate signed out by department for traffic court went unescorted to hospital, runs off

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – The Village Police Department said it is investigating why a county inmate signed out by the department to appear in municipal court on years-old traffic citations was transported unescorted to the hospital, later running off into a nearby neighborhood, prompting a nearly two hour long search. “The Police Department is currently investigating as to why the prisoner was allowed to go to the hospital unescorted and are working to ensure that this does not happen again,” […]

  • Man found shot in SW Oklahoma City neighborhood, transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A gunshot wound victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he was found on the city’s near south side Friday night. Oklahoma City Police were called to the 1100 block of SW 38th Street, near Grand Blvd. and S. Western Ave., shortly after 10:00 p.m. for a reported shooting victim. Police said the man was shot twice in the right leg, was conscious and talking when officers arrived. It’s not clear where the man […]

  • Edmond man arrested for first-degree murder in wife’s October death

    EDMOND, Okla. – A months-long investigation into the death of a 36-year-old Edmond woman has resulted in her husband’s arrest for murder. Caleb Ray Copeland, 36, was arrested by Edmond Police Thursday and booked into the Oklahoma County jail on one count of first-degree murder. Copeland’s bond has not yet been set. Edmond Police were called to 1617 Whispering Creek Court shortly before 1:45 a.m. on October 23, 2018 for a woman not breathing. The woman, Kimberly Copeland, 36, was […]

  • ‘It sounded like an earthquake’: Strong winds rip off portion of Del City Fire Department’s roof

    DEL CITY, Okla. – After a busy day of calls for downed power lines and damage from strong winds in the state, firefighters at Station 2 in Del City quickly found they were the ones that needed help after a portion of the station’s roof blew off. “Basically it was kind of the end of our work day, or so we thought. We were finishing up and basically we heard a really loud noise. Most of us thought it was […]

  • Brothers arrested in connection to pawn shop burglary, gun theft

    DEL CITY, Okla.  – Police believe a string of metro burglaries was a family affair for two brothers, both of whom are now facing charges related to a pawn shop burglary and sale of a stolen gun to scrape together cash to bail the other out of jail. Shannon Hicks, 38, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday on a charge of second degree burglary, in connection to the burglary of a Del City pawn shop earlier this year. […]

  • Man in crash that killed Konawa student charged with DUI, traffic violations in past month

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – Johnny Edward Tall Bear was supposed to appear in Pottawatomie County court Monday on misdemeanor DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and other traffic charges. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to show up, according to online court records. However, Tall Bear – who was also facing a charge of actual physical control out of Oklahoma County and had pled no contest to speeding violations over the past several months […]

  • Governor’s office, Public Safety Secretary push back on Hughes County Sheriff’s claim governor ‘dissolving’ OHP aviation division

    HOLDENVILLE, Okla. – The governor’s office and public safety secretary are countering a claim by an eastern Oklahoma county sheriff that the state plans to dissolve the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s aviation division, a claim that has since been walked back by the sheriff herself. On Friday, Hughes County Sheriff Marcia Maxwell posted a letter she wrote to Gov. Kevin Stitt on Facebook, claiming the governor intended to dissolve OHP Troop O, concerned reductions in the aviation division could impact rural […]

  • Two armed robbery suspects in custody after short chase; police searching for third

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two suspects that may be connected to several armed robberies Thursday are in custody, and a third is still on the loose. The two men were taken into custody after they bailed out of a vehicle on the campus of Integris Baptist Medical Center. A third man, seen entering the Physicians Building A, caused the 10-story building on the medical campus to be placed on lockdown as police searched the building, floor by floor. “We started to […]

  • Grass fire burns more than 40 acres east of Guthrie airport

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – A grass fire burned more than 40 acres of airport property Wednesday, flames at one point jumping the roadway after being fanned along by strong southerly winds. Fire crews were called to the east side of Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a report of a grass fire. It’s unclear what sparked the blaze. Most of the fire burning dry and dormant grasses within the airport fence line. Firefighters also set intentional fires upwind to […]

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