Jacklyn Chappell joined the KFOR team as an Anchor/Reporter in December 2018. Raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, Jacklyn is no stranger to News 4. She spent her last year of college working the KFOR assignment desk, writing scripts and following around any reporters that would be willing to mentor her. (Thanks Sarah Stewart and Jessica Bruno!)

After college, she packed her bags and moved to our neighbors in Kansas. She spent a year reporting at KAKE News in Wichita and covered everything from tornado damage and severe weather to crime and a high-profile missing child case.

She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017 with a degree in Mass Communications. While at UCO, she anchored and reported for the university’s live newscast and was the recipient of the college’s Outstanding Broadcast News Award.

When she’s not at work, Jacklyn loves going to concerts, trying new restaurants, rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and running with her dog.

She is happy to be back in her home state and can’t wait to share the stories of her fellow Oklahomans.

Have a story idea? Email it to her at jacklyn.chappell@kfor.com. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @jacklynchapp.

Recent Articles
  • Family thanks Seminole County woman for helping save grandmother

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A pair of unlikely strangers met by chance after an elderly woman who was involved in a bad car accident was saved by who her family is calling a “guardian angel.” “I went around to the windshield and I knocked on the windshield and I said, ‘Are you okay?’ And she says, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.’ And she’s hollering, ‘Get me out. Get me out,’” said Tricia Hardy, who helped the accident victim. […]

  • Lake Arcadia to temporarily close part of mountain biking trail

    EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – One part of an Edmond mountain biking trail will soon be closed, causing some cyclists to be concerned about the future of the trail. “I really do in my heart feel like we’re gonna lose what we have here just because there’s gonna be a concrete road in the middle of it,” said Alicia Merrill, who uses Arcadia’s mountain biking trails. The mountain biking trail at Arcadia Lake is the only one in the northeast part […]

  • Teen takes car for joyride in Guthrie; crashes vehicle

    GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – Some residents in Guthrie woke up to flashing lights and no power on Friday morning. Turns out the culprit was a teen, who had taken a car for an early morning joy ride. It happened around 1:30 a.m., near Ash and Warner. “I looked out the window and there were sparks flying off the electrical line and I thought the apartments were on fire,” said Cody Lewellyn, who heard the crash. You can see in a […]

  • “It’s heartbreaking,” Edmond community shocked by beloved teacher’s tragic death

    EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – New details have been released regarding Wednesday’s police chase and crash that claimed two innocent lives. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the pursuit involving a Yale police officer reached speeds over 100 miles per hour. The crash happened along Hwy 51 near Yale when Tommy McClendon, Jr. failed to yield at a stop sign and hit a car. Authorities say a man and 28-year-old Shelayna Knott, who were in the vehicle that was hit […]

  • Friend remembers airman killed during Thursday’s Vance training mission

    EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – It’s been just 2 days since Vance Air Force Base released the identities of the two airmen killed in Thursday’s tragic accident. “It’s inherent in serving in the military. You know that these tragedies can happen,” said Adam Pugh, Lt. Col. Kincade’s friend and neighbor. Pugh had known Lt. Col. John “Matt” Kincade for the last 5 years. Kincade, along with 2nd Lt. Travis B. Wilkie, tragically lost their lives during a flight training mission at […]

  • Enid community mourns death of two airmen at Vance Air Force Base

    ENID, Okla. (KFOR) – A community is in mourning after routine training at Vance Air Force Base ended in tragedy. Two airmen were killed in a crash Thursday morning while landing. The airmen were identified on Friday as Lt. Col. John ‘Matt’ Kincade, a 47-year-old instructor pilot assigned to the 5th flying training squadron, and 2nd Lt. Travis B. Wilkie, a 23-year-old student pilot assigned to the 71st Student Squadron. “Our biggest priority at this time is caring for the […]

  • Oklahoma man wanted for allegedly raping teenage girl

    HENNESSEY, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma mother claims 38-year-old Justin Harrel raped her teenage daughter on multiple occasions. “I feel very guilty. I should have never brought him around my kids,” the woman told News 4. We have concealed the mother’s identity to protect the identity of her daughter, the victim. The mom only found out after her daughter reported the rape to school officials. The teen told them Harrel had sex with her four times in August. According to […]

  • “He is an avid family man,” Loved ones heartbroken after Duncan Walmart shooting

    DUNCAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Three people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a southwest Oklahoma Walmart parking lot and now the gunman has been identified as one of the dead. “The last time I did talk to him, he didn`t say that there was any trouble. It`s one of those things that completely takes you by surprise,” said Michael Bryant, who knew the shooter. Michael Bryant talking about the man who allegedly opened fire on a red car, […]

  • Air Force veteran gets rent paid in full by good samaritans

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – An Air Force Veteran was soon to be kicked out of his apartment after being scammed out of thousands of dollars in rent. “These are tears of joy,” said Willie Boyd. We first told you about Willie Boyd after his daughter-in-law contacted News 4, saying he was scammed out of his rent money. “It just broke my heart to see that happen,” said Rogeena Johnson-Hames, Boyd’s daughter-in-law. He even had the bank statements to prove […]

  • El Reno family devastated after dog shot by police

    EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – An El Reno woman is left begging for answers after her dog was shot and killed in her own front yard. “Ducky doesn’t deserve this, at all.” “It should have been handled differently,” said A.Z. and Andrea Zuniga, who live across the street. Ducky was a 5-year-old rottweiler that had been a member of her owner’s family since she was just a puppy. That is, until tragedy struck on Tuesday afternoon. “He said, ‘Yes, we […]

  • “I think it’s disgraceful,” El Reno’s Christmas light display damaged by vandals

    EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – Christmas may still be a month and a half away, but light displays are already going in at Legion Park. But unfortunately, that’s made it a target for vandals. “I think it’s disgraceful. They shouldn’t do it,” said Ruth Hayes, who lives across the street from the park. While it may not look like much right now, it’s a central park in El Reno where families go to enjoy the holiday season. “It’s amazing. It […]

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