You may remember Heather from her first stint at KFOR from 2000-2007, when she worked as an award-winning reporter, producer, and anchor. Heather covered everything from tornado damage to the Terry Nichols guilty verdict.

After an 8-year hiatus to raise her two little girls, Heather joined her work family again in 2015.

During her time away, Heather lived in Las Vegas, where she volunteered as President of Moms Offering Moms Support. Heather also received her certification in personal training. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, and her favorite hobby is hiking. However, as the proud mother of two precious little girls, Heather’s greatest love is her family, which also includes their dogs Oliver and Tulip, and cat Petal.

Heather is an Oklahoma native, having grown up in Jenks, OK until the age of 10. She then moved overseas with her family for five years, where her parents served as missionaries. Heather has lived in France, New Caledonia in the South Pacific, and attended boarding school in Malaysia. She has visited several countries and speaks French and some Spanish.

After returning to the United States, Heather’s family moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma, where she attended and graduated from Shawnee High School. Heather then spent two years at Oklahoma Baptist University, and the following two years at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting.

Heather anchors our 4:30 p.m. newscast and co-anchors with Eli Roberts at 5:00 p.m. She also reports for KFOR.com and our social media platforms, as well as various newscasts.


Recent Articles
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  • Puppy born without anus gets life-saving surgery

    LUTHER, Okla. – A puppy born without an anus managed to survive for six long weeks without being able to relieve himself. When the owners of the Chihuahua mix took him to see Dr. Heatly at Great Plains Veterinary Services in Arcadia, x-rays showed the little guy’s bulging belly was packed full with feces. Dr. Heatly says his owners surrendered him, so rather than euthanize him, she made the decision to surgically create a new anus for the puppy. That […]

  • Woman honored for crocheting more than 100 hats for school staff

    EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – Inside the school cafeteria at Frontier Elementary, nearly 1,000 students, staff and parents gathered for a typical weekly assembly, unaware that something very atypical was about to happen. Principal Cara Jernigan called News 4 to set up a surprise Pay It 4Ward for a mom in the crowd, who single-handedly crocheted 112 beanies in school colors, teal and orange. Kim Bartlett wanted to keep teachers and staff warm during the colder months as they welcome and […]

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  • First grader fighting cancer gets the adventure of her dreams

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  • Oklahoma girl`s mystery illness studied at Mayo Clinic

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  • “She’s almost like a, like a second mom,” Special needs school custodian honors school administrator

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  • Local photographer honored for taking free portraits of elderly veterans

    NORMAN, Okla. – Photographer Jessie Newell has seen many things through the lens of her camera, but it’s sacrifice and bravery that she sees when she photographs elderly veterans free of charge at Norman Veterans Center. “They’ve done so much for our country, I live in the greatest nation on earth, and I’m a photographer, so why not give back to them?” Jessie said. Jessie owns Bird Nest Baby Photography in Shawnee, and she travels on her own dime with […]

  • ‘Do you need a bracelet?’ Boy with special needs honored for giving thousands of friendship bracelets

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