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.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Valentine’s Day evening took a terrifying turn for a southeast Oklahoma City woman who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by her neighbor. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at an apartment complex near S.E. 44th and Shields. “A woman was going home to her apartment. As she’s opening the door to her apartment, a man grabs her, shoves her on into the apartment. He’s armed with a gun,” MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – With over 7,000 untested rape kits in Oklahoma, sexual assault survivors are rallying behind several proposed state bills. Right now, there are 7,200 untested rape kits in Oklahoma. On Thursday morning, sexual assault survivors and advocates gathered at the state capitol to rally behind five proposed rape kit and sexual assault reform state bills. “It is to our knowledge that Oklahoma has repeatedly treated survivors without proper ownership of their own personal crime scenes,” said Sophia Cadena, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s home, ransacking it and trying to assault her with a piece of rebar. It happened on Monday at a home near S.E. 164th and Midwest Boulevard. “I could hardly even get words out, because I almost killed a man,” a woman, who didn’t want to be identified, told News 4. She said the frightening situation all started when she went home to find her front […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The wife of a wrestling coach, who’s accused of having a sexual relationship and raping a 15-year-old girl, filed for divorce and was granted emergency custody of their young children by a judge on Friday morning. Megan Martinez, the wife of 27-year-old Joseph Dion Martinez, was in an Oklahoma County courtroom Friday morning for an emergency custody hearing. “She’s hanging in there. She’s putting on a brave face,” Brian Putnam, Megan’s attorney, said. “I think there are a […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Two people have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a northeast side home, stole several items and beat a man with a hammer. It happened just after midnight Wednesday at a home near N.E. 23rd and N. Broadway. “You never really feel safe after something like that happens, especially like in your own home,” Slade Taylor told News 4. Taylor said it started with a night with friends on his front porch and then spiraled into […]
NEWCASTLE, Okla. – One person was arrested after allegedly assaulting police officers in the parking garage of the Newcastle Casino, which led to an officer-involved shooting. It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the parking garage of the Newcastle Casino. “They were unable and unsuccessful to detain him,” Kym Koch Thompson, a spokesperson for Lighthorse Police, said. Thompson is talking about 36-year-old Corey Banks who caused quite the chaotic disturbance at the Newcastle Casino. “Three Lighthorse police officers made contact […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have detonated a live explosive device, possibly a pipe bomb, that was discovered inside a lunchbox in an abandoned metro home. It happened around 10 p.m. Monday. “I just picked the bag up, and it seemed a little bit heavy so I thought, ‘Well, there might be something good in it,’” Chris Howell told News 4. However, what Howell and his friend, Billy Miller, found inside the lunchbox was rather quite terrifying. “Brought the box back […]
PIEDMONT, Okla. — One man and a dog are dead following a house fire. Around 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Oklahoma City, Piedmont and Richland fire crews responded to a home near N.W. Expressway and Piedmont Road after receiving reports of a house fire. “It’s not a sunny day like it was supposed to be,” Sandra McGougan told News 4. McGougan said she noticed smoke pouring out of her neighbor’s home and then she heard the sirens. “It was very scary, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating what started as a suspicious death, now being called a homicide after the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in the front yard of a southeast Oklahoma City home. Around 5 a.m. on Friday, officers were called to a home near S.E. 31st and Durland. “Three shots of the pistol. First two and next, three,” Mari Valencia told News 4. “My daughter, she’s 16 years old and she said, ‘Mom, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot out a man’s back windshield after case of road rage took a terrifying turn. It happened Monday night near S.E. 89th and Bryant. “I’ve had incidents where I’ve been shot at and what not, but it’s never been point-blank range, right in my face,” Dustin Gregg told News 4. Gregg said it all happened so fast. He was trying to turn into his neighborhood when things took a […]
DEL CITY, Okla. – A woman has burst through a window to escape large flames that destroyed several units in her Del City apartment building. “I was dropping my kids off at the school right behind here,” Shawn Morgan told News 4. Morgan said, after he dropped off his kids at school near S.E. 44th and Bryant just before 8 Wednesday morning, he encountered the terrifying sight. “I saw big flames, and then I was coming back around here and, […]