Raised in Maryland, Lili joined KFOR in July 2017 after spending three years in Salisbury, Maryland at the ABC/CW affiliate WMDT. There, she served as a weekend producer and reporter before eventually moving onto the desk as the weekend anchor and senior reporter.
During her time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she covered coastal flooding, politics, and a number of rallies during the 2016 presidential election. A few stories that caught national attention include a massive puppy mill bust considered the “worst case” Maryland had seen and the explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket seconds after launching from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.
She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Political Science. She is currently in the process of earning a Master’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Outside of school, she was an active member of Delta Zeta Sorority and held a number of internships including FOX 29 Philadelphia, CBS 2 New York, and “Nightline” on ABC News.
She is very excited to call Oklahoma City ‘home’ and to join the team at KFOR! Send her story ideas at email@example.com and be sure to follow her on Twitter @lilizhengtv.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill allowing for permitless carry in Oklahoma is expected to be heard in a Senate committee Wednesday morning after passing the full House last week. House Bill 2597, authored by House majority floor leader Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, is expected to be heard in the Senate appropriations committee on Wednesday. The bill allows for anyone age 21 or over to carry a firearm without a permit. The age requirement for veterans, active duty, and reserve […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill aiming to restore five-day school weeks in Oklahoma has advanced a Senate committee for education. Senate Bill 441 authored by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore passed by a vote of 11 to 6 on Tuesday morning. The bill includes language stating all public schools must be session for no less than 180 days. Currently, schools are to be in session for 1,080 hours. “If we’re ever going to move this state forward, we’re going to have […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Senate bill seeking to expand the Insure Oklahoma program has advanced out of committee Monday morning. Senate Bill 605, authored by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, directs the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority to implement “the Oklahoma Plan” within Insure Oklahoma. An agency spokesperson said the program provides premium assistance to low-income working adults employed by small businesses. The latest numbers from Insure Oklahoma show less than 19,000 are enrolled. According to McCortney, the intent of his bill is to […]
ADA, Okla. — An Oklahoma family continues their unwavering search for answers after their loved one was found dead in an area they say she had no ties with. 26-year-old Britney Gomez, who was also known as Britney Tiger, was reported missing in February 2018. Her body was found March 16, 2018 in eastern Pontotoc County south of Allen, Oklahoma. More than a year after her disappearance, her family told News 4 they did not feel any closer to answers. “None […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill seeking to criminalize abortion in Oklahoma will not be brought up for a committee vote, a Senate committee leader confirmed to News 4. Senate Bill 13, authored by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow would reclassify abortion as murder. It was assigned to the Oklahoma Senate Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud. Sen. Smalley described the bill, as written, as “extremely unconstitutional”. “I’m extremely pro-life. I support the efforts. I support […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill targeting abusive or offensive language on social media accounts by people paid with taxpayer dollars has advanced in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 198 authored by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman passed the Senate’s General Government committee this week by a vote of 8 to 4. As written, the bill directs all state agencies and political subdivisions to adopt a social networking and social media policy that would apply to the “personal use of social media […]
NORMAN, Okla. – An attorney for former Oklahoma governor and former University of Oklahoma president David Boren is adamantly denying allegations of sexual harassment amid an ongoing investigation. This week, the university confirmed it has hired the Jones Day firm to conduct an independent investigation after receiving allegations of “serious misconduct that it was legally obligated to investigate.” A source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed to News 4 that the investigation includes Boren’s conduct with male aides during his […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill allowing for permitless carry in Oklahoma has passed the House floor. House Bill 2597 would allow anyone age 21 or over to carry a firearm without a permit and permit veterans and active duty and reserve military personnel age 18 or over to carry without a permit. Supporters in the House say the measure would prohibit felons and those with domestic violence convictions or who have been adjudicated as having a mental illness from carrying […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A legislative working group has approved recommendations to create legislative language to implement medical marijuana. The recommendations were discussed Wednesday morning during the group’s 13th meeting since Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788 in June to legalize medical marijuana. Group co-chair Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada said the recommendations, which are in what is being called the “unity proposal”, cover a wide range of topics including testing, licensing, and labeling. “I very much believe that there will be […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill laying out new rules for medical marijuana is moving forward at the Oklahoma State Capitol. On Wednesday morning, a working task force approved the so-called ‘unity bill’ with at least 10 amendments. The bill states that if you have a recommendation for medical marijuana, your concealed carry permit will not be taken away. A group of co-chairs admits that this could cause some problems with federal law. Other parts of the bill include ways to […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – With signs in hand, hundreds packed the first floor of the capitol building Tuesday morning in support of a bill abolishing abortion in Oklahoma. “We’re not out to harm anybody or make anybody feel bad, just trying to protect the lives of innocent children,” said rally-goer David Carney. “They don’t have anybody to protect them. Their mothers should be the ones protecting them, and they’re not. They’re killing them.” Senate Bill 13, authored by Sen. Joseph Silk, […]