Marika comes to us from KRCG in Jefferson City, Missouri where she worked as a general assignment, investigative, and crime reporter as well as fill-in anchor. She was on the “Fact Finder” team working to find answers in response to viewer questions.

She won a Missouri Broadcasters Association award for a piece on homeless sex offenders. Marika started her broadcast career at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri as a reporter and a member of the Target 8 investigative team. She has covered court cases featured on Court TV and 48 hours.

Marika graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors of Journalism and a minor in psychology.

Marika is originally from the San Francisco Bay area. Her interests are quite diverse. She loves to travel. She played trombone in Marching Mizzou, has a red belt in Tae Kwon Do, was a competitive gymnast growing up, and loves to snowboard.

She also loves hiking, geocaching, playing video games, and watching sports (not to mention singing loudly in the car when there are no passengers). Last year, Marika spent two months at sea on a research ship working for a nonprofit education organization.

Marika lives in Edmond with her husband, two dogs (Carmello and Makani) and a cat (Drake).

Recent Articles
  • Starving horses found at abandoned property

    HOMESTEAD, Okla. — A young woman from Homestead, Oklahoma said she discovered a horse so skinny it looks like a walking skeleton. It, and another horse in poor shape, are fenced into a property around an abandoned house. Ronnie Sue Root said she’s been trying to get the animals help since she first saw them about a month ago but no one from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Department has returned her calls. No one seems to know who owns the […]

  • OK Democrats react to OK Republican fight

    NORMAN, Okla. — There were some serious fireworks at the Republican State Convention in Norman Saturday. People were accusing one another of verbal and physical attacks. Governor Fallin was even booed when she encouraged delegates to support the presumed nominee, Mitt Romney. Ron Paul supporters said the Mitt Romney folks started it, but the Romney supporters claim the same of the Paul people. Now both Republicans and Democrats are speaking out about the chaos. Matt Pinnell is the chairman of […]

  • Harrah police address charges against Thunder announcer

    HARRAH, Okla. — The Thunder removed their P.A. announcer from his duties after allegations surfaced Thursday night of possible improper acts with a child. Officers arrested Jim Miller without incident while Miller was at an event at Putnam City Thursday. Officers took him to the Oklahoma County Jail where he has since posted bond. Miller was not only the voice of Thunder Basketball but also a teacher and tennis coach at Harrah High School. He is now suspended with pay. […]

  • Couple recovering after fire burned historical home

    NORMAN, Okla. — A metro couple is recovering in the hospital after a fire burned their historical home to the ground near S.W. 149th St. and Hiwassee Rd. For now, the fire sits last on a lengthening list of misfortune for the family. Brenda Guerrero recently lost her mother. Her husband, Don Guerrero, a Vietnam Veteran, is on dialysis. Now they have nothing, except their family and the gratitude they feel to still be alive. The home was ordered from a […]

  • High school graduation requirements causing concern

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers, educators, parents, and students are upset over reforms in our state’s public education system and stated their feelings at the State Capitol Wednesday. The outcry is over a program called ACE. This is a bi-partisan law passed in 2005 under Governor Henry. It increases expectations for our state’s students. Under the ACE reform, students take a series of tests to prove they understand the material they’ve learned. The tests have been in place for a […]

  • Teen shot on the way to school listed in critical condition

    OKLAHOMA CITY — What appears to be a wild crime spree in Oklahoma City Tuesday morning ended with a teenager shot in the chest and fighting for his life. Within a four-hour period early Tuesday morning officers raced to three different locations where someone had either been shot or shot at. At 122nd St. and MacArthur two armed men shot at a woman. The bullets missed and shattered her car window. Half an hour later at 122nd St. and Council […]

  • New technology fights tornado deaths

    OKLAHOMA CITY — In 2011, tornadoes killed 550 people in the United States. In Branson, Missouri in February, a new technology was credited with giving residents twice the normal amount of warning time before a tornado hit keeping this year’s total from growing. Now that technology is coming to cover the state of Oklahoma. One already sits near Jet in Northern Oklahoma. It’s a big white ball on a tower that looks a bit like a giant golf ball and […]

  • Convicted killer granted new trial

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The misconduct of two attorneys resulted in a new trial for a man convicted of murder. Friday afternoon a judge granted Billy Thompson a new trial scheduled for Oct. 15. The move comes after an investigation into two prosecutors. The two were fired for failing to inform the defense in Thompson’s case that a key witness had changed his testimony. The man Thompson was convicted of killing was 21-year-old Manuel Sanchez. Sanchez’s grandmother, Tilda Scott-Harjo, said, “We have […]

  • Walmart employee saves man’s life in checkout line

    WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Most Walmarts have everything and one metro family said the Walmart in Weatherford had an angel there the day they needed one. Carl Coy and his dog were on their way from Del City to Foss Lake on a camping trip. Coy decided to stop at the Walmart in Weatherford for a few last-minute supplies. He said he felt funny on the way into the store as if there was a plate on his chest. Coy said, […]

  • Elementary school on lock-down after shooting in area

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Greenvale Elementary School in N.W. Oklahoma City was on lock-down after two men were shot at an apartment complex nearby. Police responded to a double shooting at the Heritage Ridge Apartments near N.W. 10th St. and Council Rd. Thursday just before 3 p.m. Two men were found injured and were taken to the hospital. Both are expected to live. Authorities said they are searching for suspects in this shooting but don’t have a clear suspect description.  LINK: Greenvale Elementary

  • Allegations surface against Chesapeake CEO

    OKLAHOMA CITY — It appears there is more trouble for Aubrey McClendon and Chesapeake Energy. The energy giant’s stock plunged Wednesday; down 12 percent in the first hour of trading. Investors reacted to disappointing news that the company lost more than $71 million in the first quarter. The stock trouble comes as allegations are surfacing of possible price-fixing by the former chairman of the board. Some are alleging McClendon was manipulating gas prices to make money on the side in a […]

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