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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @jacklynchapp.
NORMAN, Okla. – A Norman burglary leaves one mother pleading for what was inside of her stolen purse—her son’s cochlear implants. “Let’s be honest. They’re probably in a dumpster somewhere,” mother Kimberly Blodgett said. Her 3-year- old son, Albie’s cochlear implants were stolen Monday morning. She said while Albie is completely deaf, he lights up with his implants. “If you see him and you put those on him you can tell a huge difference,” Blodgett sad. Blodgett said the implants […]
OKLAHOMA CITY– Some local baseball families are pleading to get their money back after the owner of a baseball club has allegedly stopped contacting them. “He’s not just stealing from the parents. He’s stealing from the kids and their lifetime experiences,” said Jayme Hopson, who says she is owed nearly $1,300. Hopson has spent many hot summers watching her son play baseball. Last fall, she and her husband paid for him to join Midwest Elite Baseball Club. But the family […]
OKLAHOMA CITY– Nearly 200 artworks were put on display Sunday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma gallery, but they weren’t just any pieces of art. “It’s really fun to watch the kids come alive when they see their artwork on the walls for the first time,” said Peter Dolese, Arts Council Oklahoma City. All of the artwork was done by local elementary students, with a chance to see their art in a real gallery. Kids like Sophia, who said she uses […]
CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – A case of elder abuse out of Cleveland County allegedly came from the hands of a family member. “The conditions of the house were horrendous,” said Sheriff Todd Gibson, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Murder and abuse charges have been filed against 45-year-old Shauna Brown, who was the primary caretaker of her elderly mother, 73-year-old Sharon Ingram. Ingram died of sepsis shock in the hospital last August. In May of the same year, she was found wandering […]
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Cameron Gladd now has two other charges filed against him, this time Pottawatomie County, where he traveled with the Sweetwater track team to the regional track meet in 2018. Gladd, a former Sweetwater High School teacher and coach, has now been charged with 2 counts of forcible sodomy, both felonies in Pottawatomie County. He already has 8 charges filed against him in Beckham County. “The OSBI was requested on January 20th of this year to do an investigation […]
CHOCTAW, Okla. – Not one, but two separate incidents of racism in one week has caused controversy at Choctaw High School– forcing school leaders to remove 3 students. “We don’t condone that. It’s something that we really take seriously,” said Choctaw High School junior, R.J. Hutchison. The principal said the school research officer launched an investigation after racial slurs were found in a boy`s bathroom stall. Then a video surfaced showing a student repeatedly yelling racial slurs. In response to the […]
SWEETWATER, Okla. – Cameron Gladd turned himself into the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. But according to his employment history, he’s no stranger to law enforcement. “He was arrested and then quickly was bonded out,” said Sheriff Derek Manning, Beckham County Sheriff’s Office. 29-year-old Gladd is not only a science teacher and coach at Sweetwater Public Schools, but also a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. He’s now facing 8 charges related to allegations involving students– including sexual battery and […]
LAWTON, Okla. – A hazmat situation in Lawton now has some neighbors on edge. “As of right now we are treating this with an abundance of caution,” said Andrea Anderson, FBI Oklahoma City division. According to KSWO, the situation started early Wednesday morning, when Lawton police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near 67th and Gore. The FBI said a narcotics arrest warrant was executed later in the evening. One person has been arrested. “They came into the […]
STILLWATER, Okla. – An Oklahoma State University fraternity won’t be participating in the yearly homecoming house decoration competition. “We actually expected a lot of backlash from the community,” said Chandler Holliman, Kappa Sigma president. On the night before homecoming each year, thousands of fans and alumni walk the streets around the Greek houses to look at house decorations — something fraternity and sorority pairings spend months building. But, this fall, Kappa Sigma fraternity decided to call it quits for homecoming […]
STILLWATER, Okla. – Two Stillwater kids are now being hailed heroes after hearing their neighbor calling for help – possibly saving his life. “The deputy showed up and said that they expected a fatality when they got here,” said Kristal Spitler, the children’s mom. 7-year-old Josh and 8-year-old Emma were playing outside on Saturday when they heard a man yelling for help. “I was scared because I didn’t know where he was,” Emma Kuehl said. “I was scared,” Josh Kuehl said. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police need your help finding a man wanted for indecent exposure. “Unfortunately, we see people exposing themselves online fairly often,” said Officer Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Police Department PIO. 30-year-old Sergio Raul Rentenria is wanted by Oklahoma City Police Sex Crime Investigators for exposing himself during an online video chat. “The suspect found this victim on a social media site where she was trying to sell something. The suspect told her he was interested in […]