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.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – A man who made national headlines after he was pulled over with a rattlesnake, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe and radioactive powdered uranium is now sharing his side of the story. “Didn’t think this would be the way I’d get my 15 minutes of fame,” Stephen Jennings told News 4. Thanks to a traffic stop in Guthrie back in June, the name Stephen Jennings is now known around the world. “Some of the websites tried […]
HARRAH, Okla. (KFOR) — Three teens have been arrested on complaints of murder in connection to a Harrah man’s death. “It still doesn’t feel real,” April O’Hagan told News 4. Earlier this week, the family of 23-year-old Jacob O’Hagan, a father of two, received the heartbreaking news that O’Hagan had been shot in the head and killed outside a home in Harrah. “The rumors of it being because of his past are all crap, he paid for his past aggressions […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Police are searching for a man who may have possibly witnessed the death of a newborn inside a hotel room. It happened on November 29 at the Red Roof Inn in the 300 block of South Meridian. “The mother was arrested for child neglect,” Sgt. Megan Morgan with the OCPD said. That mother has been identified as 37-year-old Rebecca Greene. According to the probable cause affidavit, when they responded to Greene’s hotel room, officers found blood […]
EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – Over 800 people are now without a job after Halliburton announced it is closing its El Reno operation, according to the city’s mayor. “Christmas is not a good time to get laid off,” Dennis Morkes, who lives in El Reno, said. It may not be a good time, but it’s now a reality for 808 employees at the Halliburton operation in El Reno. “I actually do have a friend from my home town that did […]
CLAREMORE, Okla. (KFOR) – An OU regent who recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer is now being sued by the company over allegations of embezzlement. OU regent Phil Albert and steel pole manufacturer Pelco Structural, based in Claremore, are pointing fingers at each other in a series of lawsuits. The first suit was filed in early November by Albert, claiming he was wrongfully terminated by Pelco after he allegedly reported client concerns about product failure. Then […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — People who work near Scissortail Park at the intersection of SW 3rd and Walker are fed up with more construction following the completion of the new OKC Boulevard. “I often get calls from my clients asking how to get to my shop,” Christian Gardner, who works at Monticello Cabinets and Doors, told News 4. Gardner said it’s been a traffic nightmare for his business lately at the corner of SW 3rd and Walker due to ongoing […]
EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – A Little Ceasar’s employee is without hundreds of dollars in money raised for her by her coworkers following an alleged break-in at the store during her shift. It allegedly happened on Sunday afternoon at the Little Ceasar’s in El Reno. “For it to happen so close to Thanksgiving, it just really hurt me,” Kit Beard told News 4. Holding back tears, Beard told News 4 about a normal day at work at Little Ceasar’s that […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Two people are recovering after being shot outside of the funeral of another shooting victim. “We got out of the car and somebody that she knew said it was her cousin that got shot,” LaShanda Blonner told News 4. Blonner is talking about her friend, Lynn Anderson. “I’m shocked. I’m like really shocked right now,” Anderson said. Anderson was in shock and searching for answers at a chaotic scene outside of Zion Baptist Church near NE […]
CHICKASHA, Okla. (KFOR) – A man was arrested after allegedly kidnapping a woman, severely beating her and driving her to a hotel in Oklahoma City. “Very dangerous situation for her,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said. The dangerous and allegedly life-threatening situation led OCPD officers to the Super 8 motel in south OKC, where they found a woman who was allegedly kidnapped by 24-year-old Daniel Neff. “It appears she had been beaten quite severely by the […]
SHAWNEE, Okla. (KFOR) — A store clerk claims she was fired for not calling management before calling 911 during a robbery. It happened Tuesday night at the Kwick Stop at Wolverine and Harrison in Shawnee. “I am shaking, you know. I literally could have just gotten killed in front of a little girl and her mother,” Rachel Ostroske told News 4. Ostroske said it all happened so fast. She said a quiet evening at the gas station where she worked […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — A former employee of a dispensary claims he was fired for refusing to sign a policy that prohibits employees from bringing meat to work. He said he was fired after he stood up for a coworker who was sent home because of a sandwich with lunch meat that was discovered in the fridge. “He was belittling her on. ‘I can’t believe you brought in dead animal flesh into the store,'” Chad Story told News 4. […]