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 (KFOR) — A marijuana grow owner shot one of two suspects of an attempted burglary at his business after he claims the two returned to his shop again Monday after breaking in Friday night. It happened around 1 a.m. Monday at a marijuana grow in SE OKC. The owner, who wanted to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation, told News 4 it all started Friday night when two suspects broke into his business after stealing a key out […]
EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – Three El Reno Public Schools students were allegedly forced to bow in prayer by the vice principal after he was allegedly offended when he heard one of the students say, “My God.” “You can’t just force somebody to pray out loud in school,” Lillian Skiles told News 4. That’s what Skiles and Destiny Bailey claim happened to their sister and two other students at Roblyer Middle School in El Reno on Thursday morning. “One of […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — A young ballerina was killed following a crash involving a student driver on Wednesday afternoon. “One thing that I know she would want people to know is that she was a Christian,” Olivia Spivey told News 4. “She always had a smile on her face. She was very genuinely happy. She wanted everyone to feel welcomed.” Spivey, who owns Take a Bow Dance Studio, is talking about her longtime ballet student, 15-year-old Hope Shaffer. Shaffer’s life […]
LEXINGTON, Okla. (KFOR) — A Lexington resident and a deputy are recovering from injuries after the deputy failed to make a turn and slammed into a home. “Thought we woke up to a nightmare but it was actually real,” Elina Walker told News 4. “I woke up and saw the flashing lights coming through my bedroom door.” Those lights were coming from a deputy’s vehicle after it crashed through Walker’s home. Her mom, Angela Helm, said she’s thankful she wasn’t […]
MIDDLEBERG, Okla. (KFOR) — The Grady County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a Middleberg student was allegedly almost stabbed with a pencil and then threatened he’d be shot by another student. “He asked me if I heard what happened or what we were going to do about what happened at school, and I had no idea what he was talking about,” Elissa Hale told News 4. Turns out, Hale’s 11-year-old son was talking about a situation that unfolded when her […]
LUTHER, Okla. (KFOR) — Embezzlement charges against a former Luther police chief have now been filed. On Wednesday, two counts of embezzlement were filed against former Luther police chief Tony Walker in Oklahoma County. “We’re not happy,” Luther Mayor Jenni White said. “It’s a sad state of affairs.” White said some inconsistencies with Walker’s time cards coming to light led to his resignation back in September. “Once he resigned, we were transitioning into a new administration, doing normal clean-up, preparing […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Three people were arrested after they were allegedly selling PCP while one of them was impersonating a police officer. It happened on Wednesday at an apartment complex near NE 26th and Kelley. “That’s real scary because I do walk home in the evening,” Delois Willis told News 4. Willis said she’s feeling a little uneasy after what allegedly happened at the apartment complex across from her home Wednesday night. “I think that’s very dangerous,” Willis said. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A coalition of state health, traffic safety and education organizations is urging voters to contact their legislators in support of a bill that would require children ages 8-17 to wear a seatbelt when riding in the back seat of a vehicle. “I think I would have been thrown out and possible not be alive today,” Danica Jordan said. That’s why Jordan was at the state capitol Wednesday, talking about the day she believes a seatbelt saved […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — One year after three people, including a teen, were murdered inside a northeast OKC home, their family members are still waiting for justice to be served. In January of 2019, Oklahoma City Police responded to a welfare check at a home near NE 10th and Standish. When officers arrived, they discovered the bodies of 15-year-old Roshawna Stevens, 35-year-old Carnesha Powell and 44-year-old Elijah Mothershed inside the home with trauma “consistent with homicide,” according to officials. “Somebody […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The search for a stabbing suspect at the center of an Amber Alert led officers to an area where they encountered another man with a knife who was shot and killed by police when he refused to put his weapon down. It happened around 10:30 Sunday night near Reno and Meridian. “I was thinking oh my gosh, that’s really close to the office,” Renee Yoder, who works nearby, told News 4. For Yoder, who works at […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Dozens of employees of a Northwest Oklahoma City delivery company learned the company was closing their doors and they may not get their last two paycheck; now, another company is stepping up to help. On December 31, employees of Taytan Delivery in NW OKC were greeted by a sign on the company’s door that read, “Unfortunately, as of today 12/31/2019, Taytan Delivery is not [no] longer in business. You will be paid as soon as I […]