Oklahoma Watches and Warnings
Watch KFOR Live Interactive Radar

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
  • Family of inmate killed at Oklahoma County Jail announces plans to file lawsuit against county, sheriff

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The family of a man who was killed last year inside the Oklahoma County Jail after an altercation involving four other inmates announced plans to file a lawsuit against Oklahoma County and the Oklahoma County Sheriff. Around 11:45 a.m. on July 18, 2017, officials with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office say there was an altercation involving inmates in a holding area on the eighth floor. When detention staff responded, they noticed that 36-year-old Maurice Pendleton needed medical […]

  • Woman robbed by suspect using fake sub-machine gun

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. — An Oklahoma City woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly robbing another woman at a shopping center in The Village using a plastic replica sub-machine gun. Sarvearia Lynn Kees, 58, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police were called to Casady Square in the 9300 block of N. Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. for a reported armed robbery. Kees was found hiding underneath an SUV a couple blocks away and taken into custody without incident. Police say […]

  • Man arrested for exposing himself to boys inside Bethany park pool bathroom

    BETHANY, Okla. – Police arrested a man on a complaint of exposing himself to three boys inside a Bethany pool bathroom earlier this month. Jordan David Bynum, 27, was arrested by Bethany Police Wednesday afternoon and is currently in the Oklahoma County jail on three counts of indecent or lewd acts with a child. Officials say a man came to the Bethany Police Department on June 11 to report his son and two friends, ages 11 and 10, were confronted […]

  • OKC streetcar testing starts, testing drivers mettle

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Time is ticking away until the city’s streetcars will start plying their mass transit trade throughout Oklahoma City’s downtown and entertainment districts. But the first stop, before passengers begin boarding the electric trolleys, started Tuesday evening as the first test runs began. Oklahoma City’s EMBARK public transit system began testing street cars and tracks in the Bricktown loop shortly before 8 p.m. and continued into the evening. Officials say the plan is to also test cars Wednesday […]

  • Washington Public Schools criminal case finished, DA not discussing charges

    WASHINGTON, Okla. – The McClain County District Attorney is not discussing any charges related to a sexual assault investigation of a teen boy at Washington Public Schools after the state completed its investigation into the matter. McClain County District Attorney Greg Mashburn tells News 4 in a statement that “The OSBI investigation was into alleged acts committed by juveniles and, therefore, we can cannot discuss any charges related to this investigation.” The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation began looking into […]

  • 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, […]

  • Police searching for man suspected of molesting teen outside The Village Library

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – An arrest warrant has been filed for an Edmond man accused of molesting a teenage boy he met at The Village Library last week. Police were called to the library last Wednesday evening and met with a 14-year-old boy. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the teen was sitting at a computer when a man — identified as 32-year-old Aaron David Waldon — sat down next to him. The boy told police Waldon offered him a […]

  • Metro waitress arrested on first day on the job after allegedly skimming customers’ credit cards

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A server’s first day on the job at a metro restaurant didn’t last long after she was arrested for allegedly using a credit card skimmer on customers’ cards. Rachael Elizabeth Tyler, 34, was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on one felony count of unlawful use of a computer. According to police, Tyler also had multiple outstanding Oklahoma City and Tulsa County warrants. Police were called late Thursday evening to the Twin Peaks restaurant in […]

  • Judges order secret documents unsealed in Holtzclaw appeals case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ordered secret documents unsealed in the ongoing appeals case of a former Oklahoma City police officer, convicted of raping and sexually assaulting women while on his beat. Daniel K. Holtzclaw, 31, was sentenced in 2016 to 263 years in prison for preying on women. Holtzclaw appealed the conviction in February of last year. The appeal, itself, has not yet reached the court. Of the arguments in the appeal, Holtclaw alleges […]

  • Grand jury brings down new charges in federal meth drug trafficking ring case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury tacked on money laundering, weapon possession charges, as well as more defendants in a multi-million dollar metro methamphetamine trafficking case. A superseding indictment was filed in federal court Wednesday. A total of 35 people have now been charged with drug possession and distribution charges. The majority of the defendants are in custody. Trial dates have not yet been set. The charges stem from an investigation of a methamphetamine trafficking organization operating out of […]

  • Oklahoma City teen arrested after allegedly sending Snapchat to friends, claiming he killed his parents

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City teenager was arrested after allegedly sending a Snapchat to his friends, claiming he killed his parents. On June 4th, police were called to a home in the 8400 block of S. Camay Ave to check the welfare of the residents. A teenager called police saying that one of his friends had sent him a Snapchat, claiming he had just killed both of his parents. Police officers went to the home and spoke with the […]