Lauren Daniels is a lifelong Oklahoman.
Born and raised in Guthrie, she grew up showing American Quarter Horses.
She went on to be an All-American on the National Champion equestrian team at Oklahoma State University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
After college, she began her career at KSWO in Lawton where she started as a reporter and just four months later was promoted to weekday morning anchor.
Now – she reports on traffic and trending stories, as well as serving as a fill-in anchor for the KFOR morning shows.
After the morning show, she heads out the door to report on daily news stories for the evening newscasts.
Daniels and her husband Colby have a son named Carter, who they welcomed in 2016.
In her free time you can find her on the back of a horse, or taking Carter for rides on his pony, Chunky.
KONAWA, Okla. – Severe storms wreaked havoc on the southwestern part of Oklahoma overnight Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. The town of Konawa was one of the hardest hit areas. Luckily, no one was hurt, and many are feeling thankful to be alive after a rude awakening. “All the windows and doors in the house were just breathing in and out and it was the loudest sound you’d ever heard,” said Melissa Waldron. For at least one family, it was […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – There are countless fishing enthusiasts in the state, but many folks don’t realize Oklahoma is home to some of the best places to fish in the country. On Tuesday, state leaders, along with famed TV fisherman Jimmy Houston, gathered at Lake Thunderbird to announce the new “Oklahoma Fishing Trail.” Houston grew up fishing in lakes not too far from where they gathered. For more than 40 years, the Oklahoma native has traveled far and wide, starring in […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – You may have seen recent reports of the mysterious deaths and illnesses of American tourists in the Dominican Republic. In the last year, at least seven U.S. citizens have died while vacationing there. Now, one local travel agent says he and dozens of others he traveled there with fell ill on their trip as well. Gorgeous waters, white sand and drinks plentiful – it was a dream vacation in Punta Cana at Hotel Riu Palace Macao for […]
EDMOND, Okla. – Bright and early at Deer Creek Middle School, students are hard at work. Looking after animals, their teacher said actually care for them. “They may feel anxiety, or they may feel stress during their school day but, when they come out here, they totally calm down and they feel very relaxed,” said Laura Bates. “We even have some students who are nonverbal in the classroom but, when they come out here, they start to speak.” Year-round, the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Services had to be canceled Sunday morning at Eagle Crest Fellowship, but the pastor said, despite that, God was still at work there. “We do believe that the hand of God was on this because it could have been just disastrous, especially if that glass had fallen on somebody,” said Pastor Rob Belcher. On Sunday morning, as the praise and worship team at Eagle Crest Fellowship was preparing for the service, it was a close call for […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a goal we all long to see reached: a cure for cancer. But, what if that, in some cases, boiled down to bacteria? Right now, researchers at OU Medicine are looking into a possible link between colon cancer and bacteria that could trigger it. OU Medicine received a $2.3 million grant for the study, for the potential of preventing colon cancer with probiotics. They’re hoping the research being done in Oklahoma will help save lives. “If […]
LUTHER, Okla. – From the time everyone wakes up to the time they hit the hay, Jennie and Jason Hays stay busy making sure all of them – even some with special needs – have the best care possible. Spanning 27 acres in Luther lies the home of 160 beloved animals. However, recent weather has taken its toll on the Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. “It’s been tough,” Jennie Hays said. Animals had to be relocated after finding […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a desperate time for the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. They’re currently housing 700 animals and they’ve had to make the tough decision to euthanize nearly 70 animals in the last week. If animals keep coming in at this rate and adoptions don’t increase, unfortunately, this will likely keep happening. “It’s a very difficult time and our staff, they really, really care, so when you’re dealing with this kind of influx or intake when it almost seems […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Stitt has made a big announcement on the future of the Department of Human Services. Justin Brown will take over the role of the agency’s director. Brown currently owns and operates several senior living centers and is involved with non-profits like the Alzheimer’s Association and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. This is the first time in almost seven years Oklahoma has had a new DHS Director. Governor Kevin Stitt says he thinks Brown is the best fit […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Another layer of protection is being added to CBD and THC food products sold in our state. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says inspectors will be visiting businesses making or selling food and drink products infused with CBD or THC to ensure they’re in compliance with the law. The industry may be new but those involved say a lot of the concepts in safety aren’t. “Many of us here at CBD Plus come from the food […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Edmond jockey said his horse’s misstep actually saved his life. It takes a lot of trust to get on the back of an animal at their top speed. But, for one local team, it’s a bond few could understand. “I’m grateful to him, and he’s just a blessing,” said Jose Vega. Vega has been around race horses since he was a child. But, in August of last year, a race in San Antonio ended with the […]