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
  • OU’s third African-American professor donates artifacts from civil-rights career

    NORMAN, Okla. – We’re continuing our United Voice mission – a community initiative to encourage honest and healthy dialogue about race relations in Oklahoma. It’s one that involves all local media organizations – including News 4. There have been many headlines centered around race at the University of Oklahoma in recent years and this week is Civil Rights Week at the university. They are also working to educate Sooners on a great professor and civil rights leader at the school. […]

  • Canadian County cracking down on lewd, illegal crimes at Lake Overholser

    CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – The Canadian County sheriff says his department has received calls from concerned citizens day and night regarding problems with drugs and lewd acts along the shores of Lake Overholser. “There [are] a lot of families that hang out at the lake,” said Canadian County Sheriff Chris West. “They like to fish and have cookouts and picnics and so when they call and they feel like there [are] illegal things going on and something that’s threatening to […]

  • County health departments give out flu shots through statewide exercise

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Many local residents, as well as county health department employees, are prepared for the upcoming flu season. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department offered free flu shots Wednesday morning at the State Fair Grounds, but as it turns out, it was an exercise in preparedness for those giving the shots, too. Besides flu prevention, one of the biggest goals is preparedness for a time when lots of people need help so they can get this done as quickly, […]

  • Mother says daughter has waited an hour or more for Western Heights District buses

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro mom is fed up after she says her daughter and other Western Heights students have waited an hour or more the last few days for the school bus. And this isn’t the first time she’s come to us with the same complaint. The mother says in the spot where the kids have to wait there is no sidewalk and nearby is a very busy interstate. That is just one of her many concerns. “The traffic […]

  • OKC woman, child escape apartment fire from second-story balcony

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was desperate moments for a woman and child. Firefighters say they escaped a fire inside an Oklahoma City apartment from a second-story balcony. It happened at Bridgepoint Apartments near Northwest 50th and MacArthur. Neighbors say the woman did what she had to do. “It absolutely is brave,” said Alex Biggins. “To see a parent care for their child that way – it`s beautiful.” Biggins lives on the same floor where the fire broke out early Friday […]

  • Putnam City Schools becomes largest Oklahoma district for esports

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Parents often have to ask their kids to put down the video games to do their homework – but what if it is their homework? With the launch of “esports” at all three high schools, the Putnam City District in Oklahoma City is now the largest district-wide esports program in the state. It puts them on track for a potential career path and scholarships. It looks like something that would take place outside of school: kids just […]

  • Upcoming roadway construction project at Will Rogers World Airport expected to cause delays

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Will Rogers World Airport announced a major roadway construction project Wednesday that will slow you down for about eight months. It will begin Monday, October 14th, and airport officials recommend you plan for an extra 15-20 minutes between the time you leave your home and park your car. “We’re going to see some backups, we’re going to have some detours,” said Will Rogers World Airport spokesperson Karen Carney. Perhaps the biggest impact will be the narrowing […]

  • OKC Police now say shooting that injured five appears to be random attack

    OKLAHOMA CITY – New developments are being released in a shooting outside a party that injured five people over the weekend. Police say it appears to be a random act of violence. The chaotic scene unfolded outside an after-hours club near Linwood and Douglas in Downtown Oklahoma City early Sunday morning. Despite the fact that 200-300 people were there at the time – police have little information to go on. “It looks like this person just opened fire on a […]

  • Experts warn Oklahoma allergy sufferers’ troubles are not nearing an end

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For allergy sufferers, it seems the discomfort won’t be going away soon. “Until we get a hard freeze, maybe sometime in November, we’re still in, kind of, for a wild ride,” said Dr. Laura Chong with the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic. That ride – fueled by mold, grass, trees, and ragweed. Chong says all of them are thriving right now. “We had a pretty wet summer, that really helped a lot of things grow pretty well,” […]

  • “It’s a pretty unique case.” Body found on burning couch along rural NE OKC road

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A couch burning on the side of the road leads to a gruesome mystery for Oklahoma City Police. Fire crews were first called to the scene near Northeast 50th and Sooner Road Thursday afternoon. There – while putting out the flames they found a body on the couch. Investigators were on scene the morning after the body was found. Police say because of the condition the body was in, it will take a while to identify that […]

  • City hopes streetcars, parking garages will help ease of travel for Scissortail Park opening

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Downtown Oklahoma City will be abuzz with the opening of Scissortail Park and the Kings of Leon concert Friday night but some may have concerns about parking. Through EMBARK, The City of Oklahoma City has some options they hope will make things easier for drivers. “If you happen to park in one of our garages for that weekend as well, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, four people can ride the streetcar for free using the ticket they get at […]

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