Cassandra joined the News 4 team in June 2017. She’s a Los Angeles native eager to keep the people of Oklahoma safe and informed.

Prior to joining News 4, she worked as a multimedia journalist for the NBC affiliate WCYB that sat right on the border Northeast Tennessee – Southwest Virginia. There Cassandra reported on everything from the deadly opioid crisis, the declining coal mining industry, and struggles and victories inside that corner of Appalachia. Stories she covered range from the controversial bathroom bill, the devastating aftermath of a snowstorm in the winter of 2014, and was there on scene when three young girls fell from the top of a ferris wheel, barely surviving.

Cassandra earned her Bachelor’s degree at UC Irvine, then her Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, jamming in high-intensity spin classes, spending hours with a good book, and exploring the corners of Oklahoma.

If you would like to share story ideas with Cassandra, you can reach her via email at Cassandra.sweetman@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
  • Wild ride and stroke of luck leads metro man to stolen trailer

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – The owner of a stolen tractor miraculously spotted it on the road twice, and was able to lead police to those who had it. Nathan Trexler and his wife own Sarah’s Pool & Landscape, and have all the tools they need to build custom tools. That includes a small tractor/loader called a skid-steer. On Monday, Trexler discovered the Skid Steer had been stolen. A $20,000 loss. “Thought I`d never see it again,” Trexler said. “You can`t really […]

  • Fatal auto-pedestrian accident in northwest Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man died after an SUV hit and killed him as he crossed the street. It happened Tuesday around 8:15 p.m. on Council near NW 10th Street. The man was crossing west to east when the SUV hit him heading southbound. When police arrived, witnesses were performing CPR. The victim was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. Police described the victim as a white man in his 50s who lives nearby. The driver did not […]

  • “It’s just pizza,” Customer arrested after lashing out at Domino’s employee

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – An angry Domino’s Pizza customer was arrested after he allegedly got the wrong order and took his anger out on an employee. The customer, identified by police as Milton Ray Davis, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. It happened around 11 p.m. when the Domino’s manager working at the time, Mike Merkle, got an angry phone call from the disgruntled customer. “I apologized to him and told him, ‘Hey, I’ll be happy to remake your […]

  • Man on the run after hitting a motorcyclist in Midwest City and leaving him for dead

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Police are searching for a man who allegedly crashed into a motorcyclist and left him for dead. It happened at the busy intersection of SE 29th Street and Tinker Diagonal Sunday a little after 6 p.m. Witnesses told police the suspect was driving in a white Ford pickup truck. He turned left to go north on Tinker Diagonal against a red left turn light. He turned in front of the motorcyclist who hit him, and continued […]

  • Families displaced after fire at Shawnee apartment complex

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – Sixteen apartments caught fire at a complex in Shawnee Sunday afternoon. The fire took everyone by surprise, and now, all of the residents affected by the fire must vacate. Cell phone footage caught the fire just moments after it started at the Ashford apartment complex. Firefighters say explosions seen on camera may have come from air conditioning units. One of the explosions got the attention of some in the building, like Kaitlynn Thompson. “Like gunfire, but with […]

  • Fight over $20 leads to hate crime charges

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – A friendship between neighbors took a nasty turn and resulted in one being charged with a hate crime, all over $20. Sylva Hinton said she’s taken care of her neighbor, 75-year-old Jerry Heilman, for more than two years without asking for anything in return. “We used to go down to the pantry and get his groceries, everything,” Hinton said. “I’d go down there to cook for him, clean his house, like I said nurse him up and […]

  • Thirsty thief breaks into home for a drink

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A man is facing felony charges after he was caught allegedly breaking down someone’s door to steal a water bottle. Deputies arrested Derrick Dumas just after they say he broke into a Logan County home near Edmond, and stole the bottle. According to deputies, the homeowner woke up to a noise and when he went out into his house to investigate, he discovered Dumas in front of the refrigerator with the door open. He told Dumas […]

  • Nearly a year later and still no answers, a family desperate to find their murdered son’s killer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly a year after his murder, Dontre Morris’ family is desperate for answers and searching for justice. A large group of Dontre’s family and extended family gathered at NW 27th and Roff St. where his vigil remains. It’s been well tended by loved ones unwilling to give up on the search for his killer. “Wonderful kid. Wonderful,” said Dontre’s mother, Michelle Joslin. She and family insist that Dontre wasn’t involved in street life, an entrepreneur working two […]

  • Alligator spotted and caught in Pottawatomie County

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – A couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home. Rick and Deborah Ames live outside Shawnee near Twin Lakes. On Thursday, Rick was driving nearby when he happened upon something unusual. “He thought, oh that`s an awfully big lizard,” Deborah said, “and it ended up being that little alligator.” A three-foot long alligator sitting on the side of the road. Rick […]

  • Vintage car stolen from garage

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A thief was caught on camera stealing one man’s most prized possession, a beloved truck he bought when he was 19-years-old. Now police are looking for the person who did it, and the victim is hoping to get his truck back. The truck is a chocolate brown 1977 Ford F100 that Jeff York bought in the early 80s. “I grew up with it basically my whole life,” York said. On Sunday afternoon, Jeff came back to his […]

  • One man dead after quadruple shooting in Oakwood

    OAKWOOD, Okla. – A quadruple shooting left one man dead and three others injured in the small town of Oakwood. Crews were called out to a home on the 70400 block of North 2410 County Road at 11 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they discovered 32-year-old Peter Gutierrez was dead from apparent bullet wounds. Three others were injured, two of whom were mediflighted to the hospital. One remains in critical condition. Authorities said three men including Guteirrez entered the home […]