Eli Roberts anchors Oklahoma News 4’s 4:00, 5:00 and 6:30 evening newscasts.

He joined KFOR from Israel’s 24/7 news channel i24News, where he worked as a breaking news anchor. Roberts also served as WEVV Evansville’s evening anchor, and worked as an anchor and economics correspondent for Israel’s Channel One network. At Channel One, Roberts covered the first Gaza War from the Israeli border town of Sderot, the main target of Hamas rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. He also reported at WFTX in Fort Myers, FL.

Roberts lived in Bangkok, Thailand for five years, where he founded several businesses. Two of his businesses were based in Thailand and another in Mandalay, Myanmar. He also worked in both the Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea areas.

Roberts is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel. He served as a combat soldier in the Israeli Military’s atomic, biological and chemical response unit, and speaks Hebrew.

Roberts is an avid road cyclist and runner. He also studies Japanese, and has traveled extensively.

Roberts graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with degrees in Political Science and International Relations. He specialized in East Asian Economies as part of his International Relations degree.

Roberts now lives in OKC’s Midtown neighborhood. He says he is looking forward to becoming a part of Oklahoma City and the great state it is in.

Recent Articles
  • Carjacking suspect takes victim on wild ride

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bizarre carjacking raised more questions than answers overnight Sunday. Police say they received a call just after 3 a.m. Sunday that a man had carjacked a truck right out from a Mustang man’s hands at NW 39th and Penn in Oklahoma City. The victim says he was getting into his truck after leaving an event when another man came up from behind and said something that the victim didn’t understand. The victim says that’s when he […]

  • New technology giving hope to Oklahoma cancer patients

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Chemotherapy is the most common choice when it comes to fighting cancer. But the problem is, it doesn’t always work and it almost always takes a heavy toll on the body. Now, oncologists at OU’s Stephenson Cancer Center are offering new hope when chemo fails for patients with lymphoma, using the body’s own immune system to fight disease in what’s called CAR-T Therapy. “This is a therapy that uses a subset of white blood cells that have […]

  • Vice President Mike Pence surveys flooding, damages in Oklahoma

    TULSA, Okla. – All seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma are now officially under a state of emergency. Governor Kevin Stitt made that declaration, which gives the state the right to apply for federal disaster funding, and there are many places that need it. On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Oklahoma to take in the damage first-hand. Vice President Pence’s tour began in Tulsa, ground zero for the flooding that followed nearly two weeks of severe weather. From […]

  • Clinton woman’s heart and kennels full with four-legged friends

    CLINTON, Okla. – Heather Estrada doesn`t need a thank you. She does what she does because her heart’s big enough to care for stray cats and dogs when other people won`t. “This woman takes care of all our unwanted animals in Western Oklahoma. She does it on her own,” Martha Barber told News 4. That`s why Martha Barber out in Clinton nominated Estrada in the first place. The day before our big surprise, News 4 filled our friends at First […]

  • Civil War soldier honored during Memorial Day ceremony

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With Memorial Day underway, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War honored Sgt. Monroe Kennedy, who died in 1898 shortly after moving to Oklahoma. The ceremony happened Monday afternoon at the Oklahoma Veteran’s Cemetery, including a full military salute. “We crown these remains with the symbol of victory,” said Jeff Kennedy, the great-grandson of Monroe. Monroe was a soldier of color who served in what was called the US Colored Troops of Tennessee. He fought […]

  • Time capsule discovered at Oklahoma school

    DALE, Okla. – History has come full circle at Dale Public Schools. School officials unexpectedly discovered a time capsule two years ago, dating back more than 80 years to 1938. Inside, officials found a first-hand, personal look at what life was like back generations ago. “October 19th of 1938 is when it was placed,” said Dale Public Schools Superintendent Charles Dickinson. “And, so, every class from 1st grade to 12th grade, there’s a class list of all the students, there’s […]

  • State Governor, Tulsa Mayor hold joint press conference on extreme flooding as rains continue

    TULSA, Okla. – Heavy rain continues to pound Oklahoma, pushing lakes, rivers, and streams well beyond their banks in some areas. Tulsa and the surrounding areas have been hit hardest. The city’s mayor, G.T. Bynum, delivered a message to those in the water’s path. “We ask that you remain vigilant, especially as the water continues to rise overnight,” Mayor Bynum said during a joint press conference with Governor Kevin Stitt. The City of Tulsa is also publishing an interactive map […]

  • Oklahoma City Community Foundation celebrates 50 years with new scenic river trail

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Community leaders cut the ribbon on a major upgrade to the scenic running trail that connects the Boathouse District with Scissortail Park Wednesday afternoon. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation River Trail officially opened after a huge landscaping project funded in part by that organization to mark 50 years since its founding. “We`ve had an opportunity as one of our 50th anniversary projects to turn around and activate to the next level a three-mile stretch on the north […]

  • Teen pays it forward to widower neighbor who selflessly helps everyone

    WARR ACRES, Okla. – You know that person, the one who helps out and asks for nothing in return. That’s how people in Warr Acres describe Ronnie Powell. “He helps a lot of neighbors,” Chance Gordon, who nominated Ronnie for the First Fidelity Bank Pay it Forward Award. “He’s helped mow grass. He’s helped roof a house. Our house, he helped us roof it. He watches our dogs for us.” It doesn’t end there. Ronnie Powell doesn’t just help out […]

  • Yukon looks to stop drivers from passing school buses

    YUKON, OKLA. – It’s the kind of tragedy that can be prevented: children getting run over on the way to and from school, all because of drivers who pass school buses when the bus puts out the stop sign. The city of Yukon is putting the spotlight on that very issue with a blitz underway that aims to catch drivers who put children’s lives at risk. “Drivers of motor vehicles are required to stop when a school bus’s red lights […]

  • One special and short-lived art installation gives back to the community

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Don’t call it a bouncy house: an art installation open to the public in Downtown Oklahoma City’s Sheridan Square from April 25 to April 27 may look like a hyped-up rendition of your kid’s last birthday party, but this inflatable work of art is all about color, and light, and supporting art education in Oklahoma City. “A little girl, maybe five or six, said it’s was like being in a rainbow,” Gabriel Burden, a manager with Architects […]

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