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Jessica Bruno joined the KFOR team in April 2016 and is thrilled to be returning to the Sooner state after graduating from OU in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

After spending a few years reporting in Wichita Falls at KFDX, Jessica covered everything from severe weather, to storm damage, and the drought which took a huge toll on cities all across Texoma.

As an OU student, Jessica covered the damage from the May 20th, 2013 tornado, freelancing for the New York Times. In the summers during college Jessica also did several internships, which included KFOR and NBC 5 in her hometown of Chicago.

Reporting and sharing stories is Jessica’s passion. If you have a story you’d like to share with her, you can email her at Jessica.Bruno@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
  • ODOT considers replacing guard rails on two-lane highways

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is considering replacing guardrails on the side of some two-lane highways with cable barriers, which officials said have been effective in reducing crossover collisions. According to ODOT officials, cable barriers installed in the center median on many divided highways throughout the state have been effective in reducing the incidence and severity of crossover collisions. “Cable barrier was a huge phenomenon when it first came to the department in the late 90s when […]

  • “We were very worried,” Falcon Lake breaches dam but spares nearby homes

    PIEDMONT, Okla. – Piedmont fire officials confirm the Falcon Lake dam breached overnight but it was narrow enough that it was a controlled release, keeping homes in the area from flooding. “Yesterday afternoon, we were notified of an issue with the dam, a potential crack,” said Chief Andy Logan with the Piedmont Fire Department. A large amount of water from Falcon Lake poured into the dam when it breached around midnight Thursday, following record rainfall earlier this week. Area residents […]

  • Officials breathe sigh of relief after breached dam spares homes at Falcon Lake

    CASHION, Okla. – After areas around the Oklahoma City metro received record rainfall on Tuesday, officials became concerned about a dam in Kingfisher County. The rainfall made the water in Falcon Lake break through the dam, near the Falcon Lake housing addition. “Oklahoma Water Resources Board got here yesterday afternoon and advised of an imminent dam failure. We then worked with Kingfisher County Emergency Management since the water flow is going to go into Kingfisher County,” Chief Andy Logan, with the Piedmont Fire […]

  • Possible chupacabra spotted in Deer Creek

    DEER CREEK, Okla. – People who live in and around Deer Creek are trying to figure out if a large, strange animal spotted killing chickens and a turkey is the mythical creature known as a ‘chupacabra.’ “That’s immediately what we thought, and it looks exactly the same. There’s not much difference at all,” Craig Martin told News 4 back in 2013. When we spoke with Martin in February of 2013, he showed us a picture of an animal he was […]

  • Lightning strike likely cause of fire at church in Guthrie

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – A lightning strike is likely the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a local church early in the morning. It happened around midnight Wednesday at Guthrie Christian Church near N. 17th and Logan Road. “I didn’t think it was true at first. I just thought it can’t be,” said Don Riepe, the church’s minister. “I got a call from the city that my church was on fire a little before midnight. We came, and it was […]

  • “It’s just crazy over here,” Witnesses concerned about drug activity after officer-involved shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is dead following an overnight officer-involved shooting. Witnesses said it all started around 1 a.m. on Monday at the 7-Eleven near the intersection of S.W. 29th St. and Meridian. “We were just closing up. We saw the cops try to talk to the guy whenever they pulled up,” said James Senft, who works across the street. After receiving a call about 33-year-old Chris Stone bothering customers at 7-Eleven, telling them the store was going to […]

  • Deputies searching for woman who might have information about violent assault

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – Officials in Cleveland County are searching for a woman who may have information about an assault that left one man unconscious. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding Amanda Johnson. “She did get him to the hospital and she did take good action,” Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson said. Gibson said Johnson does have some outstanding misdemeanor warrants, but that’s not why they’re trying to find her. “On August 7th, earlier […]

  • Lightning strikes affect several metro homes

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Fire crews battled several house fires on Wednesday morning. They were all caused by lightning strikes. Early Wednesday morning, OKC fire crews received eight calls about possible lightning strikes. Six of those calls were house fires caused by lightning. “I heard this loud crackle and it sounded a lot louder than any kind of thunder or lightning I’ve ever heard,” Emily Wong, who lives on 128th Place, said. Lightning hit Wong’s home around 4 a.m. “My dad […]

  • Driver’s license system crashes for a second time

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The system the Department of Public Safety uses to issue driver’s licenses is back up and running after crashing for the second time in the past week and a half. “We are not going to sit back, I’m not going to sit back and continue to accept the shortcomings from the vendor,” said DPS Commissioner Rusty Rhoades. Twice in the past week and a half, Oklahomans have been experiencing a hold up when they go to get a […]

  • Testing underway after E. coli detected in Oklahoma town’s water supply

    JONES, Okla. – The town of Jones is under a boil order due to E. coli contamination. “This has never happened in the history of Jones that I’m aware of,” said Jones Mayor Ray Poland. According to officials with the town of Jones, residents and businesses are under the boil order after the E. coli was detected during a monthly test. “Saturday afternoon, I received a call from our PWA director, Carolton Taylor, that we had received a consent order […]

  • Man wanted for possession of child pornography shot by officer in Moore

    MOORE, Okla. — A man wanted for possession of child pornography and indecent exposure is in custody at a local hospital following an officer-involved shooting. “Officers were here at the 7-Eleven attempting to serve a warrant, a felony warrant,” Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with Moore Police Department, said. Authorities were searching for Brian Richardson, a former Head Start bus driver. “He had warrants for child pornography, aggravated and indecent exposure,” Lewis said. News 4 first told you about Richardson last week, […]