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.
NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s schools are in a little-known crisis. Officials say there is currently a shortage of licensed professional counselors. According the State Department of Education’s Fiscal Year 21 Budget Request, our state needs an additional 1,000 licensed school counselors to reach the recommended ratio of 250 to one. At the University of Oklahoma, they are encouraging more folks to join this field to help today’s youth. In schools across the country, there’s a need for something you […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Right place, right time – it’s something we hear often, but it’s not often that the right place is thousands of miles from home and that right time is the result of a typhoon. Two nurses with Oklahoma ties savied the life of a mother and baby on the streets of Manila. Just beginning a nursing mission trip to islands in the Philipines, Ramsey Miller and Rachel Ballard found themselves stuck in Manila after a deadly […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Prom season is right around the corner but for some – with the cost of clothing, hair, makeup and more – it may seem out of reach. However, a group of Oklahoma City women is stepping up as they have for years, to keep prom dreams alive. From gorgeous dresses to hair, makeup and even shoes, the goal is to make sure that these teens are ready for an amazing night. “We are their fairy godmothers,” […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – It’s a medical mystery – times three. A local rescue is seeking answers to help a puppy born with what appears to be a third ear. He’s got beautiful eyes, a beautiful coat and one more thing that makes him even more special. “We tend to kind of take in the dogs that just don’t fit in with everyone else,” said Heather Hernandez with local rescue Mutt Misfits. After his birth, Trip’s previous owner reached out […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Earlier this week, draining and cleanup began at the Bricktown Canal; now, a treasure hunt of sorts begins before they can refill the waterway. This is the first cleanup in three years. As you can imagine, city crews find a variety of things from cell phones to skateboards in the depths – but this year, Lime Scooters and something fishy were discovered. The Bricktown Canal is getting a bath, no rubber duckies found there yet– but […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Recently, Edmond, Midwest City, and Norman announced they’d no longer be recycling glass due to changes made by their recycling contractor, Republic Services, and finding a market for recyclables is getting tougher. But there is a new option for glass recycling here in the metro– for both residents and businesses. Not only is this cooperative working to facilitate glass recycling here in Oklahoma, but they’re also shipping the glass to a company in-state. Previously it was […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Bricktown is going to look a little different for the next couple of weeks. On Tuesday, crews began draining the 20-year-old Oklahoma City fixture for its first cleanup in three years. The first step is draining the estimated 3 million gallons of water. “It’s like draining a bathtub, we let nature and gravity do its thing and it goes out a pipe west of the canal,” said OKC Parks and Recreation Department Natural Resource Manager Scott […]
STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) – The sounds of New Orleans will soon fill the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is set to perform in Stillwater on Jan. 30. Founded in 1963, the band is named after the Preservation Hall in the French Quarter and treasured by the Crescent City. The ensemble will perform songs from their latest album as well as a traditional New Orleans Repertoire. Tickets can be purchased here.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Parents, teachers, students, and neighbors are invited to review and discuss plans for a local middle school during a February meeting. The $4.5 million MAPS for Kids project will be at F.D. Moon Middle School. A new elevator, renovations to restrooms, and a fire sprinkler system are all included in the plans. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the community meeting for the project will be held in the school’s cafeteria at 1901 NE 13th Street. Named after […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The ASPCA is working to help horse owners in need in the Oklahoma City area with a new open-admission support center. The pilot program serves as a network, connecting them with re-homing services, vet care, and euthanasia if necessary. “She’s really pretty, cute, well-mannered, she moves nice,” Tom Persechino with the ASPCA said of a bay mare named Cher. “She’s going to make somebody a really nice horse.” Cher is a current resident at Nexus Equine […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Thursday night’s Thunder game is exciting for more reasons than the team facing their conference rival Houston Rockets. The team is honoring the upcoming 25th anniversary of the OKC bombing in a special way as they face Russell Westbrook at home for the first time. “It’s a basketball uniform, yes,” said Justice Steven Taylor, who presided over the OKC bombing state trial. “They’re going to be wearing it for the first time, yes. But it’s also […]