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.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A little baby’s heart is pumping stronger than ever, as his parents rest a little easier. So often, we hear of people traveling out of state to get specialized health care, but this Texas family put their child’s life in the hands of an Oklahoma City surgeon. As a parent, when our child cries, we want to fix everything every problem. But, what do you do if it’s a problem that very few people can fix? Worse yet, […]
LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A Logan County family is devastated after the horse their daughter grew up riding was shot and killed in their own backyard. They said a neighbor’s reckless behavior with a firearm is to blame. “He was a good boy, and I’m going to really miss him,” said Melinda Bush. Bush is still in disbelief that her best friend, Earl, is gone. She’d had the 25-year-old gelding since she was just 9 years old. Over the 10 years […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Soon, a bright light will shine in Oklahoma City once again. We’re talking about the cross atop the historic St. Joseph Old Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. It has not been lit in more than 60 years. “It’s a way to say ‘This little light of mine will shine’ and to draw people to the cross of Christ,” said Reverend M. Price Oswalt. Oswalt has been at St. Joseph Old Cathedral for nearly four years. But, as a […]
SHAWNEE, Okla. – A local veterinarian has a warning after his pickup and pasture went up in flames. He said, later, a mechanic told him – if he would have hit one button – it all could have been prevented. “I’ve driven thousands of miles in the mud and got stuck lots of times with the old two-wheel drive vehicles and stuff but never got stuck as easy as I did in my 4-wheel-drive, brand new vehicle,” said Dr. Mike […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a predicament most of us have been in – you’re reading a book and need something to keep your place. One Oklahoma teacher has made a hobby of finding these old bookmarks, even reuniting a more than 100-year-old place-keeping poem with the author’s family. “I found a nail, like a hammer and nail, a nail file,” said Emma Smreker. “I found a corn husk once, which I thought ‘OK sure, why not?'” Smreker is a French […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Some Oklahoma City kids have found themselves home alone and targets of a burglar not once – but two days in a row. However, that’s not all that makes the case unusual. When police got to the home near Southeast 16th and Stiles, they found a young victim running toward the door, saying the suspect had just got away. “Not only did he just leave, but they knew who he was,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Some Oklahoma City kids said they were home alone when a burglar struck not once – but two days in a row. It happened at a home near Southeast 16th and Stiles. Police said, the first time the suspect broke in, he got away with a few items. However, the next day when he came back, the kids – between the ages of 12 and 14 – called police before he was able to get inside their […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man is speaking out about the electrical accident he says killed him – twice. “I just saw Jesus,” Micah Calloway said. “I just saw Jesus, mom, and dad.’ It’s the first thing that came out of my mouth.” It’s been nearly two years since the accident that changed Micah Calloway’s life. “I went into cardiac arrest and it killed me, twice,” he said. “They said I was out for three and a half minutes.” A […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are issuing a warning as they search for two people who are accused of robbing a metro man at gunpoint and firing a gun. Police said the man was fueling up at 7-Eleven, near N.W. 23rd and Portland Ave., but his trip to the pump cost him far more than he expected. “The suspect demanded his wallet and poked something into the victim’s abdomen – which he later figured out was a gun,” said Officer Megan […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a push for even more criminal justice reform in our state. As the legislative session starts Monday – there are 14 proposals prepared to make changes like getting more non-violent drug offenders out of jail. Oklahoma voters have already passed State Questions 780 and 781 but these proposals would take those concepts a step further. “They gave me 48 hours with her while I was at OU Med and then I had to leave her at the nurse’s […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two separate investigations are underway regarding violent incidents with inmates from an Oklahoma City halfway house. One happened inside the home; the other led to an officer-involved shooting after the suspect walked away. “This type of stuff, especially like what happened last week and certainly last night, it’s not particularly common,” said Matt Elliott with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The Carver Transitional Center in Oklahoma City is supposed to be a place for change – a […]