Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009 as KFOR-TV’s first female meteorologist. She started on air a few weeks before Oklahoma City’s largest snowstorm, the “Christmas Eve Blizzard,” and has been experiencing Oklahoma extremes ever since. In 2013 she promoted to weekday mornings. Sutton is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded the National Weather Association (NWA) Seal. She is the only meteorologist in Oklahoma with both seals.

Since distinguishing herself while storm chasing live during the historic May 2013 tornado outbreaks, Sutton continues to cover significant storms firsthand for KFOR-TV. Her storm chasing gained national recognition with video showcased on CNN, MSNBC and The Weather Channel. Sam Anderson profiled her storm chasing experiences for “The New York Times Magazine” and blog “The 6th Floor” in August 2013. She was featured in a storm chasing article for “Popular Mechanics” Magazine. KFOR’s team coverage of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado won an National Emmy.

Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn’t realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri where she saw her first tornado in 2004. Sutton graduated with honors and dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism.

Sutton started on air in 2007 at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri. Shortly after, she joined WCYB-TV in the Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee as a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. It’s here she learned about the dynamics of mountain weather and polished her reporting skills.

She’s been awarded “Best Meteorologist” in OKC (So6ix Magazine), Norman (Best of Norman) and Enid (Best of Enid). Besides weather, Sutton loves to sing and had the honor of singing in front of thousands at Tennessee’s famous NASCAR track, Oklahoma City Baron’s hockey and Thunder basketball.

In her spare time, Sutton loves to travel, dance, cook and race in triathlons for charity.

Emily Sutton and Scott Hines crossed the finish line of their first IRONMAN triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run) on November 16, 2014. The duo headed TEAM OKLAHOMA and raised $200,000 for “The Go Mitch Go Foundation.” GMG is an Oklahoma-born non-profit raising money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Sutton and her husband reside in Oklahoma City with their two “fur kids,” Okie and Winnie.


Recent Articles
  • Heavy rains expected to move across the state on Friday

    OKLAHOMA CITY- As the state prepares for heavy rain to end the work week, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several counties. A flood watch is in effect for Friday, and continues for some areas into Saturday. The flood watch is in effect for the following counties: Roger Mills Dewey Custer Blaine Beckham Washita Harmon Greer Kiowa Jackson Kingfisher Logan Payne Caddo Canadian Oklahoma Lincoln Grady McClain Cleveland Pottawatomie Seminole Hughes Tillman Comanche Stephens Garvin Murray […]

  • Flood warnings, watches issued across the metro as storms redevelop

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Scattered storms and showers are expected to continue through much of the morning as thunderstorms redevelop over central Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Oklahoma, Canadian and Kingfisher counties. A flash flood watch was issued for Major, Garfield, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, McClain, Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties. After the first round of storms moved through on Wednesday morning, radar estimates showed that some parts of the metro received up to […]

  • Enhanced risk in Oklahoma for severe storms for Friday afternoon through overnight

    There’s an enhanced risk in Oklahoma for severe storms for Friday afternoon through overnight. Storms will fire in the panhandle late this afternoon and spread into northwestern Oklahoma this evening. Click here for KFOR’s interactive radar This is when storms will be the strongest with up to tennis ball size hail, 80 mph winds and isolated tornadoes. The storms will spread into central Oklahoma overnight with 70 mph winds, golf ball size hail and localized flooding as the main threats. […]

  • “I took my pocket knife and I cut her hair off,” Firefighters remember the rescues from May 20, 2013

    MOORE, Okla. – A small elephant trunk grew into a large barrel tornado, hitting Newcastle and heading straight for Moore on May 20, 2013. Post-storm analysis revealed the tornado looped over the 7-Eleven before jogging southeast for a direct hit of the Moore Medical Center and the heart clinic. “Looking straight north on Telephone Road from 19th Street, I could just tell, power lines had fallen, power poles were broke, that when we started seeing a lot of destruction,” said […]

  • “I don’t know how we got out,” Hear the untold stories of rescues from May 20, 2013 tornado

    MOORE, Okla. – May 20, 2013 – Sandi Jones was going to work as a clinic supervisor at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Their clinic was located in a strip mall, sandwiched between the post office and bowling alley, just southeast of the Moore Medical Center. Their office had only been in that location for a year. On her way into work, Jones noticed something peculiar. Crickets covered the entire building. She had to brush them off in order to get […]

  • Untold Stories: Hear from the firefighters at Plaza Towers

    MOORE, Okla. – The Moore Fire Department is no stranger to tornadoes. The city has been hit by three violent tornadoes since the historic May 3, 1999, F-5 tornado. Corley Moore has worked for the Moore Fire Department for more than two decades and lives in Moore with his family. “You get that okie sense, it’s so muggy and still. Oppressive almost. And you’re like, oh, this is a bad day for weather,” Moore said. But, he had no idea […]

  • Firefighters open up about their experience at Plaza Towers on anniversary of deadly tornado

    MOORE, Okla. – Corley Moore, Kyle Olsen and Blake Munsey are firefighters for the Moore Fire Department.  They were off duty on Monday, May 20, 2013. Immediately after the tornado pass, the three individually reported to their stations but found themselves responding to the same location, Plaza Towers Elementary School. As long-time firefighters for the city of Moore, they couldn’t believe the destruction. “We pulled up to Plaza and it was just a pile of rubble. And um, that’s when […]

  • Firefighters face emotional aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado 

    MOORE, Okla. – Kyle Olsen has worked on the Moore Fire Department for 14 years. Firefighters are trained to put up an emotional wall to get the job done. “I think it’s a guy thing. You’re taught when you’re young to suck it up and rub dirt in your cuts and move on. That’s what we do a lot of times and that works. But there’s those little things that it doesn’t work on. I thought it would never happen […]

  • Paramedic, EMT barely escape May 20, 2013 tornado 

    MOORE, Okla. – Paramedic Machelle Krause and EMT Allison Lance worked together for 15 years. They were on duty Monday, May 20, 2013. “It was a pretty normal day for us, we went there, cleaned the station, went and ate lunch,” said Krause. They both said it felt like a storm day. “Jokingly, Machelle said, ‘This could be our last meal of the day.’ And low and behold, three hours later…” Lance told News 4. Ahead of the storm, call […]

  • Remembering May 20: Untold stories of heroism and how firefighters handle chaos

    MOORE, Okla. – It’s been nearly five years since an EF-5 tornado tore through the city of Moore, leaving loss and destruction in its wake. At its peak, the May 20 EF-5 tornado was more than a mile wide with winds up to 210 miles per hour. “For us, in here, it’s not so physical much as it is mental. Keeping up with it all like a humongous puzzle, trying to figure out where everybody’s at and accounting for everybody […]

  • 4Warn Storm Team tracking severe weather expected in Oklahoma Wednesday

    SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES! Today will feel more like a storm day – muggy, warm and windy. Highs will climb to the low to mid 80s under partly cloudy skies. Storms will fire along the dryline in far western Oklahoma by mid to late afternoon. We may only see a few supercells but any storm that develops will have potential to produce baseball size hail, 80 mph winds and tornadoes. A strong tornado […]