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 and our social media platforms, as well as various newscasts.

Recent Articles
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    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Ask most kids what they want for their birthday and they’ll likely give you a long list, but one little girl in Chickasha only wanted one thing – donations to help babies. Bella Spray just celebrated her ninth birthday.  And, just as she did for her seventh and eighth birthdays, she asked her family, friends, and church family for donations to Life Choices, a non-profit organization that offers free baby supplies to mothers in need. “I just […]

  • ‘Godzilla sighting’: Locust Grove residents baffled by rogue iguana

    LOCUST GROVE, Okla. – We’ve seen a lot of things blocking Oklahoma roads before, but none quite like this. Folks in Locust Grove spotted Spike the Iguana sunbathing… and trying to catch him proved to be a little difficult. “I walked down to the post office, there was something in the middle of the road,” said Marea Breedlove Breedlove was running errands Tuesday when she saw something unusual in the street. “The closer I got I was like that`s not a […]

  • 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

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City teenager, who has spent most of his life in hospitals, learned to pass time by making friendship bracelets, and Fletcher Burns has made 5,000 of them just since January! “It’s been a blessing to see him come out of his shell,” Fletcher’s mom Denise said. “He was diagnosed with Epidermal Nevus Syndrome when he was five weeks old. A nevus is like a mole or a birthmark, but he also has, in addition to, […]

  • ‘Superhero’ nurse awarded for treating patients at work – and her own daughter’s mystery illness at home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On an early April morning, Nurse Jessica Zan had just arrived at work at Integris Baptist Hospital when she heard a loud crash and saw a utility pole fall to the ground. One of the two cars involved in the accident at Lake Hefner Parkway and Northwest Expressway caught fire. Jessica didn’t run from the danger – she ran toward it. In both vehicles, women were trapped inside. While trying to rescue them, Jessica she pulled so […]

  • Oklahoma couple surprises pastor with Pay It 4Ward Award

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – When life’s trials and troubles hit a Shawnee couple hard, they turned to their faith for help. After a sudden and long illness struck, Linda Sloan has spent the past three years going in and out of hospitals and physical therapy sessions. “I lost the ability to walk because I was in the hospital for so long and because my knees are so bad,” Linda said. Linda was forced to retire, while her husband of 25 years, […]

  • Unmanned aerospace combat drone production brings new jobs to Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s thriving aerospace industry is getting a boost and bringing hundreds of jobs with it. Hot off the production line – the first Firejet tactical aerial drone, built by Kratos at the security contractor’s brand new Oklahoma City facility. “A jet, unmanned, aerial target, that’s designed to replicate enemy threat aircraft and cruise missiles and basically to allow our military to train for defense of itself,” said Steven Fendley, President of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division. With the […]

  • Oklahoma seamstress honored for helping those in need stitch-by-stitch

    YUKON, Okla. – The sound of sewing machines fills the air at The Sewcial Club in Yukon, where people of all ages and genders gather to learn how to sew. You will also hear the patient voice of Valerie Parker, teaching different stitching techniques – all free of charge. Valerie chose to turn her business into a nonprofit, donation-based class so that people of all incomes could share her joy of sewing. Along the way, she chose to create another […]

  • Free dance class for special needs kids helps them come alive, instructors honored

    MOORE, Okla. – Children with special needs sometimes have a hard time coming out of their shell. But two young women in Moore have found a way to make those children shine, by offering free dance lessons for kids with special needs. “We have quite a few with autism, we have cerebral palsy, we have a brain cancer survivor, which is awesome, and we have a little down syndrome cutie,” Dance Instructor Kristen Privette said. Kristen and her friend Madi […]

  • Couple, down on their luck, pays it forward to man who repaired their heat free of charge

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