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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 lili.zheng@kfor.com and be sure to follow her on Twitter @lilizhengtv.


Recent Articles
  • Lawsuits filed against Governor Fallin, health department over medical marijuana rules

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two lawsuits have been filed over emergency rules for medical marijuana. On Wednesday, Governor Mary Fallin signed the emergency rules approved by the Board of Health. One of the lawsuits against the Oklahoma State Department of Health was filed Friday in Cleveland County. It lists eight petitioners, two of whom live in Cleveland County. They are represented by attorney Rachel Bussett with the Bussett Legal Group. “The issue here is medical marijuana, and that’s fantastic, but the […]

  • Oklahoma homebuilder sentenced to 36 months in prison for crime ring case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma homebuilder has been sentenced Thursday in relation to a federal interstate crime ring case. Dennis Lee, owner of Richardson Homes, pleaded guilty in November 2017. Charges against him include the possession of stolen property in interstate commerce. In this case, it was a John Deere tractor worth around $5,000. “Under the circumstances, he should have known better than to purchase a tractor, and he acknowledged that and that was the reasoning for the sentencing today,” said […]

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs controversial emergency rules for medical marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed the emergency rules for medical marijuana Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Board of Health approved emergency rules drafted by the Oklahoma State Department of Health two weeks after Oklahomans voted to approve State Question 788 legalizing medical marijuana. Under the new emergency rules, smokeable forms of medical marijuana would be banned from sale in dispensaries. According to Interim Health Commissioner Tom Bates, licensed medical marijuana users would still be allowed to use it […]

  • DEA: Pharmacists dispensing marijuana would be in violation of federal law

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy says they will have to work multiple agencies now that emergency rules for medical marijuana are in place. On Wednesday, Governor Mary Fallin signed the emergency rules on the medical marijuana program approved by the Oklahoma Board of Health. Part of those rules include requiring a pharmacist at every dispensary. According to Dr. Chelsea Church, the executive director of the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy, the pharmacist’s responsibilities at the dispensary would be […]

  • Emergency rules for medical marijuana ban sale of smokeable forms, add provisions on edibles

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s Board of Health has approved emergency rules on medical marijuana, with some two specific exceptions. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Board of Health approved emergency rules drafted by the Oklahoma State Department of Health two weeks after Oklahomans voted to approve State Question 788 legalizing medical marijuana. Under the new emergency rules, smokeable forms of medical marijuana would be banned from sale in dispensaries. According to Interim Health Commissioner Tom Bates, licensed medical marijuana users would […]

  • Health department releases proposed rules for medical marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – After Oklahoma voters approved a state question to legalize medical marijuana, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has released its proposed rules for regulating the use of medical marijuana. On Sunday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health released an updated version of emergency rules for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority program. The 76-page document comes nearly two weeks after voters approved State Question 788, legalizing the use of medical marijuana. One rule, for example, states doctors who plan […]

  • MacArthur construction project 90 percent done, officials say

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A project now one year in the works has an end in sight. Last summer, construction began on MacArthur Boulevard between NW 178th and 206th Streets in an area that is flood prone. According to District 3 Ray Vaughn, they are now about 90 percent done and expect to wrap up by mid to late August. “There’s a three box bridge north of the large bridge, and it’s still under construction,” Commissioner Vaughn. “This morning when we […]

  • Medical cannabis industry: No special session will mean uncertainty, unstable implementation

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of the medical cannabis industry are calling for Governor Mary Fallin to announce a special session following the passage of State Question 788 days after she announced it was not needed. On Thursday, members with New Health Solutions Oklahoma released a four-page memo listing reasons they believed lawmakers should be called back to the Capitol. NHSO executive director Bud Scott said chief among them, was to bring clarity to Oklahomans who will depend on medical marijuana […]

  • Hearing over Wind Catcher recovery cost continues

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Landowners both in opposition and support of a large wind energy project returned for a second day of testimony at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The Commission is considering whether or not to grant a pre-approval request by the Public Service Company (‘PSO’) to recover $1.36 billion in costs related to the construction of the Wind Catcher Energy Connection. The $4.5 billion project includes a wind farm in the panhandle of Oklahoma which will be connected to a […]

  • OCC hear arguments about PSO recovering costs for Wind Catcher Energy Connection

    OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission heard arguments on Monday afternoon on whether or not to allow Public Service Co. to recover costs related to its Wind Catcher Energy Connection. Stan Whiteford, a spokesman for PSO, said the utility company has reached a negotiation with six other parties including Walmart and the Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers which are now in support of the $4.5 billion project. The project includes a wind farm in the panhandle of Oklahoma which will be connected […]

  • Oklahoma doctors charged with illegal drug distribution after 5 patient deaths

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Oklahoma doctors are facing charges related to the over-prescription of drugs, resulting in the death of five patients. Dr. Melvin Robison and Dr. Moheb Hallaba have been arraigned in federal court. According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troester, Dr. Robison hired Dr. Hallaba in September 2015 to write prescriptions at his clinic in Sayre, Oklahoma, which saw between 90 to 100 patients each day. “From September of 2015 to April 2017, both doctors are alleged to […]