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.

Recent Articles
  • Mother arrested, child hospitalized after feared illegal drug ingestion in OKC

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A mother’s admitted drug-filled visit with friends ended with her behind bars and one of her children in the hospital. Oklahoma City Police fear the little girl may have gotten her hands on drugs and swallowed them. Police say the woman was staying at the Rodeway Inn near I-35 on the city’s southeast side when she asked the front desk to call 911 because she was concerned about one of her children. “Apparently, she indicated her three-year-old […]

  • Salvation Army of Central OK says more than 400 angels have yet to be adopted from trees

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Hundreds of children and dozens of seniors in central Oklahoma need your help fulfilling their Christmas wishes. Right now more than 400 lists remain on Angel Trees in the metro. Of course, on a lot of the lists, you’ll find things like electronics and games but you’ll also find simple things like socks, shirts, and shoes. Those are simple things that can make a big difference in the lives of these children. “They might not know […]

  • OKC business rents living Christmas trees to be planted after the holidays

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – This is the time of year when many folks welcome living trees into their homes for the holidays, but their lives usually end as the holidays wind down. Often, the trees are simply thrown away, releasing carbon dioxide into the air. However, one Oklahoma City family rents trees that will start a new life after they finish their Christmas career. Fluffy, vibrant and full of life, hundreds of living Christmas trees have been delivered to Oklahoma […]

  • Oklahoma game wardens report several poaching cases over Thanksgiving holiday

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Over the holiday weekend, Oklahoma Game Wardens saw a rash of poaching cases across the state. From fur to feather, and even fish – they were working to stop these often dangerous and senseless crimes. “Thanksgiving weekend is usually one of our busiest of the year for sure,” said Lt. Col. Wade Farrar with the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. With folks home for the holidays, Farrar says there was an increase of activity – and in […]

  • Pig’s perfect plan helps her escape slaughter truck, live out life at Luther farm sanctuary

    LUTHER, Okla. (KFOR) – While in a truck on her way to certain death, a pig – now named Poppy – came up with a plan. “She went through so much but you know, it was her ticket to freedom,” said Jennie Hays, with Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. Poppy’s not just any pig. She’s a pig who had a perfect plan while on a slaughter transport truck. This little piggy decided that she didn’t want to go […]

  • OKCPD release details in last night’s alleged kidnapping that led to Amber Alert

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Terrifying moments for a local mom – her 3-year-old son taken at gunpoint by a man she knew. You may have got the Amber Alert about this event last night. The mom’s work with Oklahoma City Police helped get her child back in her arms. The woman says she was driving when she noticed her ex-boyfriend following her. She told police he then contacted her, demanded she pull over into a convenience store and give him […]

  • “He’s my A number one wingman,” Homeless man thanking God after OKC Police arrest store clerk who allegedly robbed him

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A homeless man says he was trying to get a new job and turn his life around – when he was robbed at a convenience store – by an employee. It’s certainly not something you hear of every day – a clerk robbing a customer, but police say he did so by telling Herbert Stapp his money was fake and pocketing the bill. “I couldn’t imagine that the guy of this stature that gave me the […]

  • Watch: Langston University men’s basketball team gets new gear from NBA star

    LANGSTON, Okla. – A gift from an NBA star was a slam dunk for members of a local university’s men’s basketball team. Langston University men’s basketball assistant coach Stevie Taylor took to Twitter to thank Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal for donating new Nike gear to the entire team. On behalf of Langston University and the Men’s Basketball program, I want to personally thank my good friend @RealDealBeal23 for hooking the team up with brand new Nike gear for this […]

  • Oklahoma City Fire Department warns about oven liners after close calls with carbon monoxide

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Firefighters have a warning about a little-known hazard that could be in your kitchen. While you may think you’re just trying to keep your oven clean, an oven liner could present a potentially deadly danger. Officials say it has already resulted in three close calls with carbon monoxide just this year in Oklahoma City. Tis’ the season for lots of cooking and you may want to try to avoid making messes in your oven by using […]

  • Mustang family shares heartbreaking warning after three-year-old dies in hope chest

    MUSTANG, Okla. (KFOR) – After the death of their precious three-year-old boy, a local family wants to share their story with you, and they say it’s a warning that can’t be shared soon enough. This warning is about a little-known danger that took the life of their child and many others. “He was a firecracker because he lived happy, wild – with no fear,” Jasmine Aldridge said of her son. Born two days before the 4th of July – like […]

  • First-of-its-kind United plane offers self-serve snack bar, legroom and nonstop flights from OKC to Chicago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – More legroom, a self-serve snack bar and even a place for your luggage in the cabin – sounds like a luxury flight right? Well, it’s now available in Oklahoma City with nonstop service to Chicago on a first-of-its-kind airplane. On the outside, the United Airlines plane looks pretty standard but take a step inside – and you’ll realize – it’s not. “We’re the first and only airline to offer this level of service on a 50-seat […]

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