Ed Doney is an award-winning Reporter and Sunday Evening Anchor with Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4, joining the news staff in November 2005. Since that time, he has won two Associated Press awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy.

Hometown – Alexandria, VA

Life Goal – A fulfilling career in journalism while making as many friends along the way.

Play any sports/Favorite Sport – Love football and tennis. The Wimbledon championship match is second only to the Super Bowl.

Favorite TV Show – The Office.

Favorite Car – Ford Mustang.

Most embarrassing moment – Watching my very first newscast and realizing that you’re supposed to keep your scripts flat on the desk. Why? Mine could be seen shaking in my hands because I was so nervous.

Happiest moment in my life was… my sister’s wedding in Hawaii and so many other family gatherings.

4 notable persons you’d invite to dinner – Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein and Eddie Van Halen (for dinner music).

Favorite food – Pizza.

I have a pet (what) ..I wish I had a pet (what)… Don’t have a pet but the family cat is always good for entertainment.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when… I went to the ’86 Peach Bowl in Atlanta and made it home to Illinois that night, just in time to watch the game-winning field goal on the news. I loved the immediacy and excitement of broadcasting.

Best movie of all time – Forrest Gump.

Hardest part of my job – The deadlines.

Best part of my job – Meeting so many good Oklahomans.

Favorite holiday – Christmas.

School fight song – Ball State, Ball State, Ball State!

My favorite story of all time – We did a phone interview with Nikolette Harris, a little girl fighting Leukemia in an Oregon hospital whose family was receiving financial help from OU fans. The Sooners were getting ready to play Oregon in the ’05 Holiday Bowl and fans from both teams were competing to raise the most money for this sick little girl. I asked her what she would say to these complete strangers from Oklahoma. While fighting back tears, she simply said “Thank you very much for helping me.” It was the most sincere expression of gratitude I’ve ever heard. It broke my heart. She died not long after that interview, but the money raised went a long way toward paying her medical bills. Her family was so grateful. The most memorable interview of my life happened over the phone. I’ll never forget her.

People are surprised when I tell them… I was a two-time high school tennis champ!

Recent Articles
  • Oklahoma inmate said his ‘body was on fire’ prior to being executed for 1997 murder and rape

    McALESTER, Okla.– The state of Oklahoma completed its first execution, Thursday night, since the botched lethal injection of a death row inmate last April. Charles Frederick Warner was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. The man convicted of raping and killing 11-month-old Adrianna Waller in 1997 was put to death on Thursday after the Supreme Court denied Warner’s appeal. One of Warner’s attorneys, Assistant Federal Public Defender Dale Baich, filed a motion to stay the execution with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. He argued the use […]

  • Errors on state practice tests due to ‘limited time’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A few mistakes on state education practice tests were the result of limited review time, officials say. Deana Silk, with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE), says after the state selected a new testing vendor last year, they only had about three months to put together practice tests for students. The majority of their time was spent working on the actual tests. “Next year, hopefully we’ll have all the time in the world,” Silk said, “and […]

  • Oklahoma science & math school “down to the bone” on state funding

    OKLAHOMA — The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is in the middle of a funding crisis, much like the entire education system. Officials say the state profits from their graduates, but they need funding to keep the doors open. The students and faculty at OSSM use microscopes, read blood pressure and use their brains to analyze other brains. Solving problems is their specialty.  So what’s their biggest problem right now? “Well, staying open,” Dr. Frank Wang, president of […]

  • Mother: Bullied Oklahoma third-grader suffers concussion, brain injury

    CLINTON, Okla. – Bullying is a problem in schools across the nation, but one case in Oklahoma has a family concerned. “Oh my God,” Hanna Gilles said, remembering the events from last week. Gilles says her daughter, Patience, was taken to the doctor’s office after being hit with a basketball. In fact, doctors say the third-grader from Southwest Elementary in Clinton was hit so hard in the head with basketballs that she suffered a concussion and brain injury. “They were […]

  • Will Oklahoma keep pace with Kansas on earthquake response?

    While the debate over man-made earthquakes continues in Oklahoma, the state of Kansas is making it clear – there’s a connection between oil and gas operations and increased seismic activity, officials say. The Kansas Corporation Commission has imposed sharp restrictions on wastewater injection wells in response to increased earthquakes, saying there’s an “immediate danger” to public safety. They’re limiting the pressure and volume of wastewater that’s pumped into disposal wells in two southern counties. Oklahoma officials say they’re also being proactive […]

  • New police dash cam video provides new perspective on Moore tornado

    MOORE, Okla. – Newly released video from police dashboard cameras show last week’s tornado in Moore from a different perspective. It reveals what an officer saw as the tornado began its destruction. “Headquarters, they need to activate the sirens,” the officer can be heard saying as he was driving near N.W. 27th and Janeway Ave. The dash cam video captured the start of the debris cloud, outlining the tornado. As cars headed away from the storm in the northbound lane, […]

  • Oklahoma charity says septic company defrauded tornado victims

    An Oklahoma charity says the company they hired to help tornado victims replace their septic systems did not follow the rules – after being paid thousands. Now, a state agency is investigating the claims. The mobile home of Linda Johnson, who lives south of Newalla, was hit by a tornado on May 20th, 2013. She needed a new septic system and was helped by the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP), which hired Septic Works and Designs. ODRP eventually decided to […]

  • Elderly couple from Midwest City scammed out of $162k

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – An elderly couple is scammed out of their savings after trusting a contractor to remodel their home, Midwest City police say. Steven Ray Gregg and Bradley Kyle Chrismon are now facing a charge of exploiting an elderly person. The victim, Donald Schaffer, grew up in a time where you could trust a handshake and a person’s word. But now his trust in strangers has forever changed. “He just did it without asking, you know?” Schaffer said. […]

  • Education rally draws thousands to state capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY — For the second consecutive year, thousands of teachers, administrators, parents, and students rallied at the state capitol Monday, calling for increased funding for education and less student testing. Although officials said the crowd was slightly smaller than last year’s rally, which was estimated at 25,000 to 30,000 people, the passion was just the same. Teacher salaries are $3,200 below the regional average, which is part of the reason for a teacher shortage of nearly 1,000. “Took us about […]

  • Urban teacher program impacting inner city students

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Public Schools are trying to cut down on how often minority students are suspended. Part of that effort includes a program to train teachers how to relate to inner-city kids. Adrian Rosado remembers missing out on a spring break trip to the beach with his friends. But he opted to teach kids basketball at N.W. Baptist Church, which he considers to be far more fulfilling than having his toes in the sand. Coaching that team […]

  • Experts explain why Moore is targeted by tornadoes

    MOORE, Okla. – Minutes after Moore was hit by another tornado on Wednesday night, residents couldn’t believe it was happening again. “They like this run, I guess,” said Darryl Moss.  “This is the first time our house has ever been damaged,” Greg Best said, while looking at his neighbors’ homes. “That one and that one, four or five times.” “Like I tell people, we’re the center of the universe,” said Mayor Glenn Lewis. “This is where things happen.” So how […]

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