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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
  • “He was just one in a million,” Logan County family devastated after daughter’s horse killed by recreational shooter’s stray bullet

    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 […]

  • Cross atop St. Joseph Old Cathedral to be illuminated again for the first time in decades

    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 veterinarian says pushing 1 button could have prevented pickup fire

    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 teacher, book collector makes hobby of reuniting families with meaningful bookmarks

    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 […]

  • Metro burglar targets juveniles left home alone 2 days in a row; teenage suspect arrested

    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 […]

  • Metro burglar targets juveniles left home alone 2 days in a row; teenage suspect arrested

    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 […]

  • “I saw Jesus,” Oklahoma man recalls near-death electrical accident

    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 […]

  • Man robbed at gunpoint while fueling up car in Oklahoma City

    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 […]

  • Coalition pushes to lower prison population

    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 […]

  • Investigations underway involving violent incidents with inmates at OKC halfway house

    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 […]

  • Largest Oklahoma City Police Department recruiting class ever begins police academy

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday, the 138th Oklahoma City Police Academy kicked off. This year is the largest class in the department’s history with 72 recruits hoping to serve. “Right now, they’re all individual people but, hopefully, at the end of the academy, they’ll all be one big group,” said Lt. Silvio Kimmel. The 60 men and 12 women make up the largest class in the department’s history. Officials said they’ve seen some attrition recently and have jobs to fill. […]

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