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 arrested, accused of hitting, pinning man against dumpster with pickup truck

    EDMOND, Okla. – An Oklahoma City man is accused of hitting and critically injuring another man with his pickup truck outside an Edmond bar early Tuesday morning, pinning him against a dumpster. Daniel Robert Gresham, 29, of the 500 block of NW 164th, was arrested Thursday morning by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on an assault with a dangerous weapon complaint. Gresham was released from jail that morning on a $20,000 bond. Edmond Police were called to Major’s Bar, 86 […]

  • Southwest OKC residents meet ahead of corporation commission hearing on planned oil and gas well

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The 25 people who packed into the decorated living room of Sheila and Fred Nayfa’s far southwest side home didn’t come together for a holiday party, but were meeting under far different circumstances. “Whether you go with legal action, or not, I absolutely recommend that we do that,” said Eric Sanderson, a homeowner. “That doesn’t cost really anything but time, but we might be able to get some traction there.” Sanderson and others are hoping to gain […]

  • Moore family escapes flames after child spots smoke

    MOORE, Okla. – A family safely escaped their burning home Wednesday evening after one of the children spotted smoke coming from underneath a garage door, officials said. The Moore Fire Department was called at around 7:30 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of Glenwood Drive near SW 19th and Tower Drive. The first crews on scene were met with flames and heavy smoke coming from the two car garage. Moore Fire Deputy Chief Greg Herbster said a woman […]

  • Forest Park family of 4 displaced after fire guts home: Officials

    FOREST PARK, Okla. – A family of four, including two children, is being helped by the Red Cross after a fire tore through their home Monday night, officials said. Fire crews were called to the home in the 3900 block of NE 31st Street in Forest Park at around 7:15 p.m. Officials said heavy flames and smoke were showing from the two-story home. Additional fire departments were called in to help put out the blaze, including Spencer, Nicoma Park and […]

  • Oklahoma woman arrested, accused of trying to break into police department employee’s van parked outside police headquarters

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman was arrested early Saturday morning after she was caught by a police officer allegedly trying to break into an Oklahoma City Police Department employee’s van, which was parked right outside police headquarters downtown. Bernice Agyemang, 68, was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of second-degree attempted auto burglary. According to police reports and court records, an Oklahoma City police officer was walking out of the headquarters shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. That’s […]

  • Adult film star disputes circumstances of public intoxication arrest earlier this month

    NORMAN, Okla. – An adult film star and Oklahoma native arrested earlier this month for public intoxication now claims she wasn’t drunk, but drugged, when she was found lying unconscious on a downtown street. Cindy Taylor, 38, who is also known as Jesse Jane, was arrested the evening of November 10 by Norman Police for public intoxication, less than an hour after the annual Bedlam college football game in Norman, and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center.  Recently released body […]

  • Bags of powder, pills, presses found during raid of alleged pill mill new filings show

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Newly filed court documents detail what investigators found while searching a north side building earlier this month, suspected of being an illegal pill manufacturing operation allegedly run by an Oklahoma City couple. Search warrant affidavits filed this week in Oklahoma County court show police had been conducting surveillance on Scott Beal and an unmarked office building in the 300 block of W. Britton Rd. for several months, observing Beal and his wife, Tammie, at the building at […]

  • Edmond high school student facing municipal assault charge after setting classmate’s hair on fire: Police

    EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond Santa Fe High School student will have assault and tobacco possession charges filed in juvenile municipal court after he allegedly set a fellow classmate’s hair on fire, police said. According to district officials and Edmond Police, a student was in a science lab class Tuesday morning when he felt heat on the back of his neck. The 15-year-old boy reached back and pulled out a clump of hair, ultimately patting the fire out himself. The […]

  • Filings say suspect demanded keys prior to shooting two at south side convenience store, killing man

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities said a motive for what caused a man to shoot two people, killing one, at a south side convenience store Sunday night is still unknown, however court documents say the suspect demanded keys before opening fire. Eric Deon Hardesty, 52, was arrested after a short pursuit in one of the shooting victim’s vehicles. He’s being held without bond in the Oklahoma County jail on a number of recommended charges, including first degree murder. “We don’t know […]

  • Road debris continuous hazard plaguing Oklahoma drivers daily

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dallas junction, the crossroads of I-35 and I-40 in Oklahoma City, is considered by some as America’s crossroads. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles venture across the intersecting roadways each day. For Regina Miller and her husband, traversing the junction is party of their daily route to work. However, that route took a dangerous turn in the dark Tuesday morning. “I looked up and saw it, as he hollered,” said Miller. “So I figure it came off […]

  • Man arrested after loaded, stolen handgun found during security screening at Will Rogers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man was arrested at Will Rogers World Airport last week after a loaded handgun, which was reported stolen this past summer, was found in his bag during a security checkpoint screening. Robert Vincent Spanhanks, 27, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail November 15 on charges of receiving or possessing a stolen firearm and bringing a prohibited weapon into a TSA checkpoint. He was released Friday after posted $1,000 bond, according to jail officials. Formal charges […]