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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
  • “I’m out $22,000,” Oil field workers frustrated after going weeks without paychecks

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Over 20 oil field workers claim they’re out thousands of dollars after not being paid for the past six weeks. “Right now, I’m out $22,000,” Jon Avery told News 4. Avery and his coworkers told News 4 they haven’t been paid by their employer, Leader Energy, in six weeks. Others are out, $6,000, $7,000 and $13,000. At one point, some of the employees threatened to quit and find other jobs but ended up staying, hoping they’d […]

  • OK death row inmate Julius Jones’s family speaks on support for clemency petition

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Friends and family of an Oklahoma death row inmate, Julius Jones, are grateful for a series of tweets from Kim Kardashian West, calling on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and Governor Kevin Stitt to commute his death sentence. A day after Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley publicly called on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board to grant Julius Jones, an Oklahoma death row inmate, commutation, Kim Kardashian West is also weighing in. “I was eating […]

  • Don’t Punish Pain: Patients rally to bring awareness to chronic pain amidst the opioid crisis

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Chronic pain patients with the group ‘Don’t Punish Pain’ gathered outside of Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office on Wednesday to speak out about not being prescribed, or being under-prescribed, their pain medication amid the ongoing opioid crisis. “I am in pain management, but I’m not getting enough of what I need to keep me out of pain,” Terry Rosado told News 4. Rosado isn’t alone. “It’s just certain times when my sciatic nerve acts real bad […]

  • Hundreds sign petition for Tuttle high school principal withdrawal

    TUTTLE, Okla. (KFOR) — Concerned parents are speaking out through an online petition regarding an alleged comment made by the principal of Tuttle High School and the sudden absence of a school secretary. “It was a shock and I honestly couldn’t believe it,” Breanna Howard, an alumnus of Tuttle High School, told News 4. Howard is talking about an alleged comment made by the high school principal, Dr. Twyla Hester, that sparked an online petition which is well on its […]

  • Families concerned after gravesites damaged at El Reno Cemetery

    EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) — Families who have loved ones buried at the El Reno Cemetery are in an uproar after seeing damaged decorations at several gravesites. “She didn’t have anyone that didn’t like her to come and, you know, vandalize it,” Margaret Bigfoot, whose cousin is buried at the El Reno Cemetery, said. “There was a plaque with her name on it, when she was born and when she died.” Bigfoot told News 4 that plaque disappeared, along with […]

  • Canadian County shooting suspect arrested

    YUKON, Okla. — A man allegedly responsible for a violent shooting back in September has now been arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. It started near I-40 and Meridian back on September 16. According to officials with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, a woman was trying to find a ride home and accepted one from a man in a silver Dodge pickup. “She got in the vehicle and immediately noticed that there was something wrong with his demeanor. It […]

  • Stolen truck and trailer found, four wheelers still missing

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A Yukon man is trying to spread the word about four stolen four wheelers after they were taken from his friend, who’s in town from Kansas, at a local cycle shop. “It’s very crappy, very not right,” Ryan Leech told News 4. Leech said it was supposed to be a weekend of fun for he, his family and some friends who were in town from Kansas. The group was supposed to ride four wheelers on Sunday. “They […]

  • High priest of Norman church removed from position following child sex crime charges

    NORMAN, Okla. — A member of the high counsel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, according to church members, was removed from his position amid allegations of lewd acts with a child. “The initial feeling was just disbelief,” Jordan Wareham told News 4. Wareham, who grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Norman, spoke about accusations against a former church leader, 64-year-old Matthew Hack. Four counts of lewd acts to a child […]

  • OCSO vs ICE: Enforcement Agents claim Sheriff’s Office didn’t honor detainer on Salvadoran man

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a press release from ICE claiming they failed to honor an ICE detainer, releasing an undocumented immigrant from jail before ICE could get there. “They say that he was charged with rape,” Mark Myers with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said. Myers is talking about 38-year-old Ulises Perez, an undocumented immigrant. “Oklahoma City police department did their investigation and found that they didn’t have evidence to hold this guy […]

  • Rape survivor giving piece of evidence to Oklahoma City police after kit remains untested for seven years

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A rape survivor is bringing a key piece of evidence to Oklahoma City police on Thursday to be tested. On Thursday, Connie Williams, a rape victim, is sharing her story during a press conference at the state capitol. News 4 is identifying the victim because she is publicly sharing her story. In December of 2011, Williams said she was sexually assaulted at a party in Oklahoma City. She said her rape kit sat on a shelf in […]

  • Body camera footage released of officer-involved shooting, chase

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Police Department released body camera footage from a wild pursuit and officer-involved shooting that happened last month. Officials say it all started with a traffic stop on Sept. 9 at S.W. 72nd and Western. On the newly-released body camera footage, the officer is seen approaching the vehicle and then you see the driver grab a gun. “Hey, show me your hands,” the officer yelled. “Shots fired, shots fired! He’s going north on Western.” With […]

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