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
  • 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 […]

  • State and city leaders gather to remember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever

    OKLAHOMA CITY – 24 years ago today, Oklahomans vowed they would never forget what took place on the morning of April 19, 1995. Today, we kept that promise. People from all over gathered in downtown Oklahoma City at the National Memorial and Museum to not only mark the 168 lives lost in the Oklahoma City bombing, but to also look toward the future and the resilience of our city. Speaking at the Memorial, Governor Kevin Stitt used the words of […]

  • Oklahoma woman honored after giving all to those in need

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Helping others, and never expecting anything in return. Jackie Lenk is someone who thinks first about other people, especially those going through a hard time who have ended up on the street. Every Friday, Jackie passes out food, blankets, socks and anything people living on the street need to get by. Her work isn’t easy, and it didn’t go unnoticed with her good friend, Cheri Waddell. “We went out to lunch one time and I noticed, ‘Oh, […]

  • Oklahoma City police release body cam footage of arrests of chase, carjacking suspects

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say three men who are connected to several carjackings have been taken into custody after a chase and manhunt last Thursday. Investigators with the Oklahoma City Police Department say 32-year-old Antonio Hill, 22-year-old Matthew Lacopo and 21-year-old Jacob Owens were arrested after leading officers on a short chase. Officials say their crime spree began on Tuesday when the group allegedly carjacked a woman at a grocery store in southwest Oklahoma. Two days later, police say they […]

  • First Lady Melania Trump visits Oklahoma school

    TULSA, Okla. – A group of Oklahoma students were treated to a visit from one of the nation’s most notable figures on Monday. The First Lady of the United States Melania Trump took her first solo overnight trip in the United States since becoming First Lady, and her first stop was in Tulsa. She made a visit to Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa on Monday as part of her “Be Best” initiative. The initiative focuses on the well-being of […]

  • Pediatric puma probe at the Oklahoma City Zoo

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Today was exam day for Oklahoma City Zoo’s newest feline family. These two guys and one girl—Tanka, Toho and Tawakoni—just arrived in Oklahoma. “These guys were actually found in a den site in the state of South Dakota, and game officials were able to locate that den, figure out that the mother was no longer around,” said Tyler Boyd with the Oklahoma City Zoo. They couldn’t survive in the wild without their mother, so authorities took them […]

  • Local government employee used shutdown as opportunity to help others

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was only last week when the future looked uncertain for federal workers. The government shutdown had been going on for longer than any time in history, lasting 35 days in total. The fallout hit federal workers hard, with many going without two paychecks in a row. But one employee of the Federal Aviation Agency, who was sidelined by the shutdown, put her extra time toward helping others in need. She’s Sky Young, and in the absence […]

  • Local restaurant unites family with beloved photo album

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Marco Chavez is one of the owners of 1492 in Oklahoma City. It’s a big show to run, but two days ago, he went up to office when he had some downtime. “So I walk upstairs, had a little downtime, and I’m cleaning the office,” Marco said. “And I notice this ledger type thing up there. And I just come up and I yanked it down. And I’m like ‘oh my god,’ we still got this here.” […]

  • Local woman drives those who cannot drive themselves

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Things have been rough for Delores Anderson recently. Her windshield cracked, and coming up with the money to fix it hasn’t been easy. But that didn’t stop her from hitting the road nearly every weekend, and often on weeknights. That’s because Delores drives people around in the community who don’t have another way to get where they’re going. She doesn’t just take people; sometimes, she delivers food to people who can’t get out, runs errands and helps […]

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