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
  • PC West parent addresses school board, raises safety concerns after student allegedly assaulted, raped in locker room

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Of two people who spoke Monday evening at a school board meeting, Edwina Floyd was the sole parent to raise student safety concerns after a Putnam City West High School student was allegedly assaulted and raped by four other students late last month. “I come to you today because of a concern for safety in the school as a result of the incident which recently occurred, which – let’s be frank – was an aggravated sexual assault,” […]

  • Neighbor of missing woman presumed dead: ‘It’d be nice to know where she’s at’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – “It’d be nice to know where she’s at. What he did with her body.” Shamen Page, a retired truck driver, has lived at Waters Edge Apartments for the last two years and had come to know Susan Freehauf fairly well. “She’d make banana bread. Little, itty-bitty loafs of it. She’d give me some of that and then I’d give her some,” Page said. “Then I’d make some. In fact, that one night, I took a loaf of […]

  • Oklahoma City Police investigating alleged locker room assault at Roosevelt Middle School

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating an alleged locker room assault that happened at Roosevelt Middle School. According to a police report, the “lewd acts” investigation started on October 4 and involves three victims, four suspects and 13 witnesses. The school’s resource officer was told about the alleged incident by the school principal. No other details are provided in the report. However, an Oklahoma City Public Schools spokesperson said Wednesday it involved an alleged locker room assault and the district […]

  • Off-duty Cleveland County sheriff’s deputy, volunteer firefighter, credited with saving man from burning car

    NORMAN, Okla. – An off-duty Cleveland County sheriff’s deputy and volunteer firefighter is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man from a burning vehicle after a crash last week in rural southeastern Cleveland County. Kyle Turner, 27, said he was just finishing up an unsuccessful hunting outing last Wednesday and about to have dinner when he got a text message from the Cedar Country Volunteer Fire Department telling him there was an accident with injury near 180th […]

  • Rental property owner where mother, children reportedly stayed in shed: “Nobody’s supposed to be in that shed”

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – The owner of the rental property where a mother and her two children were living in a storage shed, one of whom was found wandering the neighborhood naked and alone Friday morning, said no one is supposed to be living in the backyard structure. Midwest City Police were called to a neighborhood near Southeast 15th Street and South Douglas Boulevard at around 10:00 a.m. after a woman called 911 to report a young naked child found […]

  • New details released in Putnam City West High School alleged sexual assault investigation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities have released new details after Putnam City officials said a student was allegedly sexually assaulted by four other students at Putnam City West High School. Putnam City Campus Police say on September 29, at around 10:00 p.m., school officials received an email notification through an online bullying reporting system. The email stated that an anonymous student witnessed an assault that happened on September 28 around 2:45 p.m. in the Putnam City West football locker room. The […]

  • Langston University student charged with trying to hire hitman to kill ex

    LANGSTON, Okla. – A Langston University student has been charged with allegedly trying to hire at least four different people to kill her ex-boyfriend. Avalone Fishback, 20, was arrested at her campus dorm room by university police after a joint investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the FBI. She was charged Tuesday with one count of first degree solicitation of murder and is currently in the Logan County jail, being held on a $150,000 bond. According […]

  • Despite ‘extensive searches’ woman’s body not found: Court documets

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite extensive searches by police, the body of a woman presumed murdered still hasn’t been found. David Uriel Shores, 48, was arrested last week in Oklahoma City on illegal credit card possession and first degree murder charges. He’s currently being held without bond, suspected in the death of Susan Freehauf. Freehauf, 52, was last heard from by her boss on September 20. When she failed to show up to work last week, a co-worker stopped by her […]

  • 2 men arrested in Oklahoma, suspected in $14 million cryptocurrency theft, hacking of California company

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two men arrested in Oklahoma City last week are suspected of hacking and stealing millions of dollars from a California-based cryptocurrency company. Fletcher Robert Childers, 23, and Joseph Harris, 21, both of Missouri, were arrested by the U.S. Secret Service last Monday at a west side hotel. According to court documents, the two are suspects in a $14 million theft from Crowd Machine, headquartered in San Jose. According to a search warrant filed in Oklahoma County, Crowd […]

  • ‘Joe Exotic’ pleads not guilty in federal murder-for-hire plot

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and former zoo owner, charged in a murder-for-hire plot, has pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known to Oklahomans as ‘Joe Exotic,’ appeared before federal magistrate Judge Bernard Jones wearing jail-issued orange-colored scrubs, socks and sandals, shackled at the ankles. Maldonado-Passage only spoke in response to the court’s questions, his understanding of his rights and entering of his plea. Maldonado-Passage, 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury […]

  • Woman arrested for burglary, accused of stealing cash, car keys, defecating in Oklahoma City University fraternity house

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman was arrested for burglarizing an Oklahoma City University fraternity house Sunday evening, accused of stealing hundreds of dollars of cash, a set of car keys and defecating in the middle of a bedroom. Melissa Lenz, 25, was arrested shortly after police were called to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in the 2500 block of N. Virginia. According to court documents, fraternity members were in the backyard Sunday evening shortly before 9:00 p.m. when they spotted […]