Officials: 14-year old girl stabbed during first day school assembly in Luther

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
  • After Town of Luther fires another police officer, concerns mount about department workload

    LUTHER, Okla. – A day after the town fired its second police officer in the last eight months, some residents are raising concern about their safety, as well as that of their remaining police officers. “I see their presence – not only here on Main Street – but throughout the town as well,” said Beth Lefave, who owns Beth’s Baubles and Bits in downtown Luther. The town is down two full-time police officers. Former Sergeant Mike Oliver was fired last […]

  • Luther Board of Trustees fires cop charged with domestic abuse, assault of police officer

    LUTHER, Okla. — A Luther Police officer was fired by the town board after he was arrested and charged earlier this month with domestic abuse and assaulting a fellow police officer. Anthony Butler, 42, was arrested on August 5 after police were called to a home in the 500 block of S. Dogwood for a domestic disturbance between Butler and his girlfriend. Butler was charged last Friday with one count of felony domestic abuse by strangulation, felony domestic abuse in […]

  • Public shaming or polite push? Some in The Village seeing red over signs posted in yards with overgrown sod

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – Some in The Village said they’re fed up with the city’s response to overgrown grass, a years-long practice of placing signs in yards that have gone a little too long without a trim. Some said it’s embarrassing and it’s nearly impossible to mow with all the recent rains. While others – including the city – said the signs aren’t only necessary but effective. The most recent turmoil over too-long-turf sprouted last week in a video posted […]

  • Man taken into custody after firing rifle outside southwest side home, claimed to have killed intruder

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man was taken into custody and will undergo a mental health evaluation after firing a rifle outside a southwest side home, having claimed to have shot and killed an intruder, authorities said Wednesday evening. Oklahoma City police were called to a home in the 3000 block of S.W. 86th Street shortly after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday for a reported shots fired call. “Information came into police dispatch that a man armed with a rifle outside a home. […]

  • Police set off controlled explosions after man found inside gasoline fume-filled tunnel beneath metro home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – One man was taken to the hospital after being found inside a gasoline fume-filled tunnel beneath a burned out home on the city’s southwest side Tuesday, according to authorities. The city’s bomb squad also conducted two controlled explosions after a suspicious device was found while clearing the home. The detonations capping off what started nearly 12 hours earlier. Oklahoma City fire crews were called to a home at 2829 Texoma Drive shortly after 6:00 a.m. for a […]

  • Candlelight memorial held in El Reno after young boy’s death; father arrested

    EL RENO, Okla. – Roughly 50 people turned out to Petree Plaza in downtown El Reno Friday evening for a candlelight memorial in remembrance of a three-year-old boy who died after apparently being left inside a hot vehicle, according to police. Adam Kolar, 33, was arrested by El Reno police Thursday evening and booked into the El Reno city jail on a charge of first-degree murder. His bond has not yet been set. Officials responded to the home around 5 […]

  • OSDH holds special meeting, amends emergency medical marijuana rules

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Board of Health amended medical marijuana emergency rules Wednesday, removing controversial last minute amendments that drew the ire of state officials and medical marijuana proponents. The board voting unanimously to remove the requirement of pharmacists in dispensaries, banning smokable pot, as well as doing away with pregnancy tests for women of “childbearing age”, and getting rid of THC level limits. The special meeting was called after Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said the board […]

  • Oklahoma woman arrested in connection to roommate’s murder

    LUTHER, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman has been taken into custody in Texas for the murder of her roommate. Kristen Elizabeth Jones, 21, was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree arson and desecration of a human corpse. She was transported back to Oklahoma Tuesday and is being held in the Oklahoma County Jail without bond. The Hickory Hills Fire Protection District responded to a house fire in the 10700 block of Lori Lane in rural northeastern Oklahoma County after […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Roommate of woman found dead in home being questioned; some neighbors unaware people lived at home

    LUTHER, Okla. – A woman was taken into custody for questioning after her roommate was found dead inside a burning home near Luther Monday. The Hickory Hills Fire Protection District responded to a house fire in the 10700 block of Lori Lane in rural northeastern Oklahoma County after the fire chief spotted smoke at around 9:30 a.m. Monday. “While at the scene, putting out the fire, they discovered a body inside the home,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff Spokesman Mark Opgrande. […]

  • Woman injured, man in custody following stabbing in northwest Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman has been injured and a suspect is in custody after a stabbing on the city’s northwest side. Police were called around 9 p.m. Monday to a home in the 2200 block of NW 27th Street. Officers at the scene told News 4 the man and woman are in some sort of domestic relationship and she was stabbed outside of the home. The woman was transported to an area hospital. Her condition is unknown at this […]

  • Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy fires director amid bribe investigation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – After meeting behind closed doors for nearly an hour and a half, the five members of the state pharmacy board voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to terminate the board director’s employment amid an investigation into whether she offered a bribe to influence the state’s medical marijuana rules. BREAKING: Board members vote 5-0 to terminate employment of Pharmacy board director Chelsea Church. — Bill Miston (@billmiston) July 25, 2018 Chelsea Church, who has served as executive director of the […]