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You may remember Heather from her first stint at KFOR from 2000-2007, when she worked as an award-winning reporter, producer, and anchor. Heather covered everything from tornado damage to the Terry Nichols guilty verdict. After an 8-year hiatus to raise her two little girls, Heather joined her work family again in 2015.
During her time away, Heather lived in Las Vegas, where she volunteered as President of Moms Offering Moms Support. Heather also received her certification in personal training. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, and her favorite hobby is hiking. However, as the proud mother of two precious little girls, Heather’s greatest love is her family, which also includes the man she calls “My Johnny,” as well as their dogs Oliver and Tulip, and cat Petal.
Heather is an Oklahoma native, having grown up in Jenks, OK until the age of 10. She then moved overseas with her family for five years, where her parents served as missionaries. Heather has lived in France, New Caledonia in the South Pacific, and attended boarding school in Malaysia. She has visited several countries and speaks French and some Spanish.
After returning to the United States, Heather’s family moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma, where she attended and graduated from Shawnee High School. Heather then spent two years at Oklahoma Baptist University, and the following two years at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting.
Heather anchors our 4:30 p.m. newscast and co-anchors with Lance West at 5:00 p.m. She also reports for and our social media platforms, as well as various newscasts.

Recent Articles
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    COMANCHE, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman, who is losing her vision, spends hours every day coloring pieces of art to send to people who need a smile, or as a thank you when more than words are deserved. “I color every day, I’d rather color than dust, or something like that,” Joyce McEntire giggled. Joyce spends about 15 hours detailing each piece of art with an array of pens, markers, and colored pencils. “I can’t always see really good,” Joyce said, […]

  • Alzheimer’s research brings new hope for young Oklahoma woman fighting the disease

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  • Disabled veteran honored for spending countless hours making wooden flags for vets

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