Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

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, watching Game of Thrones, flying with her boyfriend and playing with her dog, Honey.

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
  • Oklahoma City celebrates first Pride as official celebration week

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It`s been a big week here in OKC as thousands have turned out in celebration of Pride Week, now observed as an official week in the city after a proclamation by Mayor David Holt. The fun kept on going Saturday for the Pride parade with attendees saying a new date and start time didn`t put a damper on all the support. “I`m very excited. Looking around and seeing all these people here,” said AC Facci, OKC Pride […]

  • Officers battle heat during hours-long standoff in SW OKC

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An hours-long standoff on Friday took place at a southwest Oklahoma City home when a man reportedly barricaded himself inside after being accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint. “From what we’ve gathered so far, three male subjects ended up holding a gun to another male subject’s head and robbed him of his iPhone and some cash,” said Officer Brad Gilmore, Oklahoma City Police. Two of those suspects are now in custody, while the third was believed […]

  • Power slowly starting to return to Pauls Valley after Wednesday’s storms

    PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – Power has slowly started come back on in Pauls Valley but residents are still trying to find ways to cope with the heat amongst the storm damage. “It has been extremely hot. We’ve got my dog in the car right now with the air conditioning going,” said Darrell Person, whose power was still out on Thursday. Wednesday’s early morning storms knocking out power across town. Thousands left sweltering in the heat. Straight line winds causing damage. […]

  • Pauls Valley mayor signs Emergency Disaster Proclamation after overnight storms knock out town’s power

    PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – Pauls Valley’s mayor signed an Emergency Disaster Proclamation after Wednesday early morning storms left more than 4,500 people without power. Now nobody is allowed to be out on the streets past midnight. “This was by far one of the roughest storms that ever came through here,” said Janie Cooksey, whose roof was ripped off during Wednesdays’ early morning storms. The overnight storms unleashed severe winds. Trees uprooted and limbs scattered in front of nearly every home. […]

  • Norman woman claims dog stolen by local rescue

    NORMAN, Okla. – After coming home from vacation, a Norman family said their dog vanished without a trace; now, they claim the rescue the dog was adopted from stole him. “They just did it. We feel violated. It’s just unbelievable,” said Ann Hall, Milo’s owner. Hall’s family adopted Milo a year and a half ago. When they got home from Orlando, the family checked their security cameras. You can see two women at the home. Minutes later, you can see […]

  • Bethany police searching for suspect after shot fired at two off-duty officers

    BETHANY, Okla. – A man is on the run after Bethany police say he fired a gun at two off duty officers. “It`s very scary that this would happen in our neighborhood. That`s why we all watch out for each other,” said Max Prichard, who lives nearby. Residents say the Bethany neighborhood near NW 15th and NW College is usually quiet. But it was a different story on Thursday evening when gunfire rang out. “The information that we have, the […]

  • Boren accuser reacts to former president’s resignation

    NORMAN, Okla. – On Wednesday, The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents announced the Title IX issue between former President David Boren and the University of Oklahoma has been concluded, resulting in Boren’s resignation. Last winter, allegations were dropped against the 78-year-old. Former students accused him of sexual misconduct during his time as OU’s president, prompting the university to hire a law firm to investigate. One of those students was Jess Eddy, who served as Boren’s aide nearly a decade […]

  • State Fair Park hosts weekend pet adoption event to clear the shelters

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Many homeless pets looking for loving families were in luck this weekend as a mega adoption event was set up at State Fair Park. “We just want to rescue a pup. That’s all we wanted to do,” said Dustin, whose family adopted Margaret. Dogs, cats, snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs and even iguanas were all looking for their forever homes Saturday and Sunday. “Breeders, they get their money, however, but these guys, they don’t know if they’re going […]

  • Stillwater rescue takes in kittens abandoned during flooding

    STILLWATER, Okla. – One Stillwater kitten rescue is lending a hand in helping many animals injured or abandoned due to flooding across the state. “I’m a crazy cat lady,” said Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue Director, Holly Chapples. But as the founder of Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue, the animals she takes care of consider her and her staff, heroes. “We heal them, and they heal us basically,” Chapples said. When the state became plagued by torrential rains and flooding, many helpless […]

  • Burrito restaurant on city’s west side flooded by Thursday’s storms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Golden Burrito just opened its second location than a year ago. But just before lunchtime on Thursday morning, water came pouring in. Now they have a warning for other business owners. “It was scary. It was really scary because it happened so fast,” said Esmeralda Mendoza, whose family owns The Golden Burrito Flood waters seeped in from the entrance to the kitchen and even the office space. “We were trying to take the water out, but […]

  • Hundreds gather in Oklahoma City to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Hundreds gathered Sunday at the Integris Cancer Institute to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. “Today is the day to recognize them and it’s an inspiration and reinvigorates each of us as caregivers,” said INTEGRIS Cancer Institute President Phil Lance. Everyone in attendance had been affected by cancer. Whether they lost someone they love or battled the disease themselves, the group gathered Sunday to now celebrate life. “The treatments started five days after my diagnosis and the side […]

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