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Joleen Chaney joined the News Channel 4 team in June 2008 and is thrilled to be working in her home state with the same news team she grew up watching. She’s a sixth generation Oklahoman, born in Fairview and raised in Rush Springs… and, no, Joleen wasn’t the watermelon queen!

She first visited KFOR as an intern, weekend writer and assignment editor. It wasn’t long before she landed her first on-air job as a morning anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX during her senior year of college at Cameron University.

While at CU Joleen won an OBEA award for reporting. She also produced, reported and anchored for CU-TV and wrote for The Cameron Collegian and The Wichita magazine. Since starting at KFOR, Joleen has been honored by the Associated Press in the “Best Reporter Portfolio” category and by the Society of Professional Journalists for criminal justice reporting and feature reporting. In 2010 Joleen was nominated for a Heartland Emmy for breaking news tornado coverage along with several members of the KFOR team. Joleen also won an Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters award for a series piece in which she followed the recovery of an elderly Oklahoma man who was robbed, beaten and left for dead. After seeing the reports, generous viewers donated their time and services to help restore the man’s hearing.

In 2011 Joleen completed a half Iron Man triathlon, helping raise several thousand dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma. She has run and cycled in events to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Diabetes Association. Joleen is currently training for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Joleen was also named a member of ionOklahoma Magazine’s “30 under 30 NextGen” inaugural class to honor individuals under the age of 30 who have proven to be leaders in their career field.

Joleen couldn’t be happier traveling across our great state for stories and meeting its wonderful people. When not working, she enjoys public speaking, running, cooking and spending time with her family located all over Oklahoma.

Recent Articles
  • Land Run reenactment takes a dangerous turn at Mustang elementary school

    MUSTANG, Okla. – A day of fun celebrating our state’s history quickly turned dangerous. A horse-drawn wagon carrying school children from Centennial Elementary School in Mustang was involved in an accident on school grounds along Czech Hall Road. Thirteen people were hurt including nine elementary students, one high school student, two teachers and the driver of the wagon. Three people were transported to the hospital, one student, one teacher and the driver of the wagon. None of the injuries are life threatening. Mustang […]

  • New information released in connection with Oklahoma ricin murder for hire plot

    UPDATE 4/22 – New details are released late Tuesday afternoon in a murder for hire case involving an Oklahoma City Man. UPDATE: HazMat investigating in OKC, Norman for possible toxic contamination OKLAHOMA CITY – There are chilling new details involving a FBI investigation in Oklahoma City. The case involves allegations of murder for hire. NBC News in Washington, D.C. talked with law enforcement sources who say the suspect, Preston Rhoads, claimed to have the deadly poison ricin. Bob Moore Chopper […]

  • Man charged with sex crimes after game of truth or dare with 2 teenage girls

    MOORE, Okla. – Police say a man sexually assaulted two teenage girls and coaxed them into vulgar sex acts during a game of truth or dare. The games allegedly took place inside a Moore daycare center that is operated by the suspects family. Count after count of despicable sex acts are listed under 20-year-old Danny Lee Ray Hilton’s name on court documents. He was charged after two young girls came forward claiming Hilton encouraged them to play truth or dare […]

  • Authorties unveil massive Oklahoma crime ring

    PURCELL, Okla. Authorities unveil a massive crime ring of drugs, guns and convicted felons. They were tipped off when they recovered a stolen truck. One clue lead to another, and before detectives knew it, they were connecting dots in a large multi-county drug and crime ring. “We do not want these people to have firearms, because they’re dealing in meth or other drugs, and they’re dealing in stolen firearms,” McClain County Detective Dana Guthrie said. “That’s a bad combination.” There are […]

  • Wobbly sign shuts down major OKC roadway

    WARR ACRES, Okla. – A road sign is a casualty of recent fierce winds, battered by weekend gusts and forced the shutdown of a MacArthur between 36th and 39th streets. The sign looked like it could topple over at any moment. It might not look like it is moving, but get at the right angle and you can see it. “Yes. It was swaying,” an onlooker said. The massive sign has emergency crews on stand by and a busy roadway […]

  • Oklahoma grass fire sparked in unusual way

    LUTHER, Okla. – A large grass fire came within feet of homes just west of the metro, and a sparking tire rim is what caused it. A truck was pulling a trailer, and that trailer lost all the rubber from a tire. The metal rim was grinding along the road sending sparks everywhere that turned into flames. Just like striking a match, this is where metal met the pavement, and sparks flew from the road to the dry, thirsty grass. Once it caught […]

  • Authorities looking for clues in death of Oklahoma mother

    MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – McClain County Authorities and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are looking for clues in the death of a young Oklahoma mother. Wednesday afternoon a deputy noticed the door of a truck was open as he passed a home located three miles west of Goldsby. “He came by the residence and noticed a vehicle. The doors were open. He stopped to check it out and noticed there was a purse still inside and a cell phone […]

  • Moore tornado victim running for state office

    An Oklahoma mother is announcing her run for office. Danni Legg says lawmakers are not doing enough to protect Oklahoma children. Her nine-year-old-son, Christopher, died on May 20 in Plaza Towers Elementary. She talked with NewsChannel Four about her plans to run for a seat in the House of Representatives. Legg admits she never imagined she would be running for office but says she is doing it not only to honor her son but for all children in Oklahoma. A cry of […]

  • Caught on Camera: Topless woman wrestles security guard inside OKC mall

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bizarre scuffle between a topless woman and a mall security guard played out inside Penn Square Mall. The incident was caught on camera. It was quite a sight for mall goers on Saturday as they watched a completely shirtless woman and a mall security officer wrestle around on the ground. “Quit fighting me,” the security guard tells the woman. It is a busy Saturday afternoon at Penn Square, and this is what was happening on the second floor in […]

  • Victim speaks out against OKC doctor charged with sexual misconduct

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  A prominent Oklahoma City doctor is facing serious charges, and now an alleged victim is telling her side of the story. On Wednesday Dr. John Fuller was charged with rape by instrumentation and sexual battery. Officials say the allegations by a handful of patients date back to 2001. Thursday afternoon, Fuller went before a judge for the first time in this case, and despite the accusations against him, he maintains his innocence. Fuller waked into the Oklahoma […]

  • UPDATE: Doctor turns self in, facing charges for rape, sex crimes against patients

    UPDATE: Dr. Fuller has turned himself into authorities and is to face arraignment Thursday afternoon. OKLAHOMA CITY – There are serious sexual allegations against an Oklahoma City doctor. Wednesday, Dr. John Fuller was charged with rape by instrumentation and sexual battery after two female patients told police he inappropriately touched them during doctor’s visits. Court documents state Fuller has allegations that date back to 2001. NewsChannel 4 has learned that since then three civil lawsuits have been filed against him. “He really abused his […]