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Ashley Kringen joins KFOR-TV from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she was a one-man-band reporter.
Prior to reporting in South Dakota, Ashley worked as an Assignment Editor at FOX 5 in Las Vegas.
She received her degree in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Las Vegas.
One of her favorite hobbies is working out Crossfit style, an intense program involving dynamic exercises with plyometric jumps, Olympic style lifting and endurance obstacles.
When not on the job, she can be found spending time outside, exploring the city, seeing movies and trying new restaurants.

Life Goal – To take life one day at a time, savor every moment and have no regrets.
Favorite TV Show – The Newsroom on HBO because I enjoy watching my field of work unfold in a drama series along with seeing how TV portrays National news I’ve been a part of covering in the past, such as the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and the capture of Osama bin Laden.
Favorite Car – A VW Bug convertible, which I had for my second car but had to get rid of it because it was a Lemon.
Happiest moment in my life was— Getting the job offer to start my career as a television personality in my hometown of Sioux Falls, SD.
2nd Happiest moment in my life was—Landing a Reporter job in OKC!
4 notable persons you’d invite to dinner – Oprah Winfrey, Bernard Hopkins, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Frank.
Favorite food – My mother’s Filipino egg rolls with sticky rice, nothing beats mom’s home cooking!
Pets– I don’t have a pet, but hope to adopt a fuzzy friend this year.
Knew you wanted to be a reporter when … I watched videos back from when I was a kid, dancing, singing and always wanting to be the star of the show.
Best movie of all time – I’m the worst movie critic ever because I enjoy every movie but if I had to choose, it would be Armageddon (yes, I cry every time).
Hardest part of my job – Watching and covering tragic stories involving loss of life or extreme terror.
Favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. Another excuse to have my mom’s home cooking as well as give thanks to everything I’m blessed with such as family, friends and experiences I’ve had in my life-time.
People are surprised when I tell them…my Nationality and that I was born in Las Vegas, grew up in South Dakota, then moved back to Las Vegas for college.
I like to listen to… country music & Journey!!
Favorite Book – The Pact, by Jodie Picoult.
I’d jump at the chance to…be the host of a traveling show, ex

Recent Articles
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    GUTHRIE, Okla. – Four Guthrie residents are homeless after a massive fire destroyed their home. Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a home just north of the Guthrie Golf & Country Club on Hwy 106 and Huntington caught fire. The fire was so intense a neighbor across the street said he could feel the heat of the flames on his skin. “The whole house was being engulfed. You could see it right through the windows, bright, yellow, so much heat,” said David Prucha, […]

  • Series of break-ins have folks in Newalla concerned

    NEWALLA, Okla. -A series of break-ins have a lot of folks concerned in a Newalla neighborhood. People living in the affected area are speaking out about the burglaries because they want the thieves caught and valuables back. “We’re on our toes now. Everybody out here has weapons. Everyone has permits and we’re going to be a lot more aware,” Rhoda Brown-Waldrip said. Rhoda Brown-Waldrip lives in this neighborhood near S.E. 134th & Choctaw. Brown-Waldrip wants her neighbors to be aware after […]

  • Four-vehicle crash in S.W. Oklahoma City sends two people to hospital with severe injuries

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A tragic car accident in southwest Oklahoma City left two people in critical condition Thursday morning. “It’s a big scene. It’s a very involved crash, so it’s going to take a while until we have answers to a lot of our questions,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Dept. Around 5 a.m., two cars crashed near S.W. 44th between Rockwell and Council. Police said a driver in a pickup truck was heading east on S.W. 44th. […]

  • One man in custody after deadly shooting in Del City neighborhood

    DEL CITY, Okla. – Police have one person in custody after a man was found shot in the front yard of a woman’s home in Del City. Police said this was an isolated incident that started as a confrontation between four men that turned deadly. “I heard a big boom,” said Vicci Kirkendoll. Kirkendoll has lived in the neighborhood on Lazy Lane, near S.E. 44th and Bryant, for about eight years. “It’s happening all over the country, but to happen right […]

  • Man given second chance at life thanks to three Oklahoma City police officers

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  • “I thought I was going to die,” American doctor recounts fighting Ebola virus to Oklahoma students

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Ebola survivor spoke at a local university about the life-altering experience on Monday. Dr. Kent Brantly contracted the Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia in 2014. He spoke about the experience at Oklahoma Christian University’s 66th Lectureship, which features dozens of speakers and concerts celebrating “To God’s Elect.” “This was the hardest experience of my life,” Dr. Brantly said. In October 2013, Brantly and his wife Amber moved to Liberia in West Africa as medical missionaries. “We were […]

  • Oklahoma mother warning others after Uber driver picks up pre-teen in middle of the night

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  • First phase of Oklahoma River Horse Park opens to the public

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A new attraction is coming to the Oklahoma River for the whole family to enjoy. From horses to a chuck wagon breakfast, it was a celebration on Thursday. The Oklahoma River Horse Park is celebrating the state’s rich western culture and giving everyone a chance to ride. The equestrian park is now open just east of the Agnew bridge on the Oklahoma River. “We’ll have trails all along the river heading all the way to the American […]

  • Veterinarians warning Oklahoma pet owners about fleas

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  • Oklahoma City elementary school teachers surprised with donations for classrooms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Martin Luther King Elementary School Lions were roaring with enthusiasm on Tuesday morning, as their teachers got quite the surprise. “It’s mind-blowing. I get chills just thinking about it,” said Danielle Hubble, a second grade teacher. In all, nearly 70 teachers in the Oklahoma City Public Schools district were surprised with funding for about 300 different projects. The funding comes from a partnership between Sonic Drive-In and Donors Choose. The $178,000 donation kicked off the Limeades […]

  • Metro businesses step up to fund high school dance teams uniforms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With state education budget cuts, a lot of sports programs have been put on the chopping board. Since then, districts trying to find any way to save a penny. One metro high school couldn’t afford uniforms for their dance teams, which are not considered sports. However, two businesses stepped up to buy the team’s uniforms so they could perform professionally at their first football game of the season Saturday. “It feels like all eyes on me,” Daeja […]