Leslie Rangel joined Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 Team as a multimedia journalist and reporter August 2014.

Before joining KFOR-TV, Leslie worked as a general assignment reporter at KFDM News in Beaumont, Texas. She received multiple awards including first place recognition from the Southeast Texas Press Club for her coverage on a 100-car wreck Thanksgiving morning 2012. Leslie was also the only reporter from her market to travel to West, Texas after a devastating fertilizer explosion.

Leslie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, yes she’s a proud Longhorn, but says she gets along with OU fans as long as it’s not TX-OU weekend. She graduated with two degrees, one in Broadcast Journalism, the other in Spanish Language teaching.

When Leslie is not in the newsroom or on a story, she loves spending time working out and trying new restaurants with her rescue pug named Harlow, oh and her boyfriend.

Here are some fun facts about Leslie:

Hometown… Nearly all of Dallas, I was always the new kid, but I graduated from Red Oak High School.

Life Goal… To make a difference in someone’s life, be happy and be a mom

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when… My high school Spanish teacher Mrs. Forti told me I should tryout for our school newscast, Hawk Eye News. She said TV stations needed more Latinas and I decided last minute to audition, got it and never looked back.

Best movie of all time… Guardians of the Galaxy!

Best part of my job… Getting to walk in someone else’s shoes everyday when I tell their stories.

People are surprised when I tell them… I used to be 250lbs. I struggled with weight when I was younger, now I’m all about healthy living!

Biggest life achievement/made mom & dad proud when I… I graduated college! I’m a first generation American in my family, my parents were born in Guatemala and Mexico.

I like to listen to… any music you can dance to! (Except screaming hard rock.. not my cup of tea)

My favorite food… I know I said I’m about healthy living, but I LOVE pizza!! Don’t get me wrong though, I usually make my own, thin crust with arugula, pineapple, green peppers and feta cheese! YUMMMM.

Recent Articles
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    OKLAHOMA CITY-Continued controversy over proposed charter school expansion in Oklahoma. One proposal would convert as many as six existing public schools into charter schools. Some say the proposal is too strongly focused on the east side of Oklahoma City. When our cameras showed up, some parents were scared to speak up against the idea of charter school expansion, fearing if they were seen talking against it, it could affect their jobs and student performance. Some, however, say they’re not afraid […]

  • GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City masseur charged with rape, sexual battery

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is facing charges after investigators said he sexually assaulted a woman and an undercover police detective at an Oklahoma City massage parlor. Investigators said the first alleged assault happened Jan. 25 at Petra’s Massage, located in the 3000 block of N.W. 63rd St. Our crew went in to try to get answers from a manager. We got a firm “no” from a woman working inside Petra’s Massage Monday afternoon. The victim said she was face-down on the massage table […]

  • GRAPHIC: “I would love to see your sorry a** in prison,” Local drug attorney allegedly threatening clients

    OKLAHOMA CITY – One client is speaking up saying he’s fearful for his life and doesn’t know what to do after he claims his attorney, Chad Moody, is threatening him for lack of payment. The client said he’s afraid for his life after Moody used racial and derogatory language in a voicemail left demanding payment for his services. “It’s not your b****. It’s not your piece of sh** that you step on. It’s not your slave. It’s not your ni****. It’s […]

  • Man allegedly lures 13-year-old neighbor to home and sexually assaults him

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  • “He was bleeding pretty bad,” Man taken to hospital after allegedly being attacked by four dogs

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro man was taken to the hospital after neighbors say four dogs viciously attacked him. “There were four pit bulls that were out running,” said Russell Holmes, a neighbor. “There was a gentleman that was walking down the street.” The now quiet neighborhood in the 2400 block of NW 40th St. was the scene of an attack. “They attacked him, and they bit him a few times. He ran up on the porch here,” Holmes said. […]

  • People inside OU medical left with no answers after lockdown

    OKLAHOMA CITY- A lockdown lifted from OU Medical after police say a brawl of more than 30 people broke out just inside the north, main entrance. Trauma was never diverted, officials say. The lockdown lasted no more than two hours at the only level one trauma center in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City police are not confirming how or why this fight began, but they say it could be connected to an earlier shooting from today or another recent shooting in the metro […]

  • Cushing man accused of kidnapping girlfriend

    PAYNE COUNTY, Okla. – A Cushing man is in jail facing charges of attempted kidnapping. Police said he was holding a woman against her will. A trip to the hospital helped her get away, Cushing police said. She was complaining about a stomach ache and, if it wasn’t for an officer doing a traffic stop while they were en route, she still might be held against her will. “Observed a vehicle take off from a stop sign at a high rate […]

  • More than 700,000 gallons of oil wastewater spilled in Grant County

    GRANT COUNTY, Okla. — As much as 750-thousand gallons of oil wastewater spilled in near Medford. NewsChannel 4 spoke with people living in Grant County who said they are going to start using bottled water until it’s cleared up,  fearful of a massive oil wastewater spill. “The salt water will ruin our water, our agriculture in this area,”  a Grant County resident said. Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said as of right now, water has not been affected. The commission […]

  • Attorney General’s office files child neglect charges for mother of missing 15-year-old

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Reshawnda Durham is facing three counts of child neglect. Police are also investigating the whereabouts of her missing 15-year-old daughter. One of Reshawnda’s counts is for the missing girl, who investigators think may be a body found in an Oklahoma City landfill. On February 9, Oklahoma City police were tipped off on the body found in the landfill. “It makes it awful difficult sometimes to find evidence,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City police. “We’re very fortunate […]

  • 19-year-old man dead after S.E. Oklahoma City apartment complex shooting 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating a shooting death of a 19-year-old man at a southeast Oklahoma City apartment complex. Around 1:20 p.m., officers received a call about the reported shooting at the Chapel Ridge Apartments in the 5700 Block of SE 48th St. Family and friends on the scene were looking for answers to what happened. The apartments are near Tinker Air Force Base,  which has some residents concerned about this violent crime. “We had just got back from […]

  • “Nobody is above the law, not Chesapeake, not Sandridge,” Local attorney weighs in on civil lawsuit alleging bid rigging

    OKLAHOMA – A class action lawsuit against Oklahoma oil companies. Tuesday, a federal indictment against former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon. Wednesday, the current CEO of American Energy Partners, McClendon, died. This was the scene near Midwest Boulevard and Memorial Road. McClendon’s Tahoe destroyed in the fiery crash. The original indictment against McClendon has been dropped and, less than an hour later, a new civil lawsuit against McClendon’s former company, Chesapeake Energy, was filed. This lawsuit also names Sandridge Energy, their former […]

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