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
  • Dog bites several students at elementary school in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Twelve elementary school students have been transferred to a hospital after authorities said a pit bull mix reportedly bit several on a local playground. According to Captain David Macy with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, emergency crews were called just before 1 p.m. Monday to Millard Fillmore Elementary. There were 28 third and fourth grade students on the playground, along with three teachers. “We have transported 12 at this point, five of those by ambulance, by EMSA. […]

  • “We kind of feel like we’re out of options,” FOP calls for chief’s suspension amid ethics complaint

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Appearing before the city council Tuesday morning, the Oklahoma City Fraternal of Police called for the suspension of the city’s police chief amid an investigation into an alleged ethics violation. “We kind of feel like we’re out of options. We feel like we don’t have any options left on the table other than to address you all as the council of Oklahoma City,” FOP vice president Mark Nelson said. “It’s tearing at the very fabric that holds […]

  • Oklahoma City Council appoints next City Manager

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Council has appointed the next City Manager on Tuesday. Craig Freeman will succeed City Manager James D. Couch, who has announced his retirement effective January 2. Freeman’s first day as City Manager is the same day. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity. I’m humbled by it because it’s a great challenge but I think it’s a great city. The citizens have shown they’re willing to invest in themselves, and it’s our responsibility to fulfill the promises that […]

  • Ethics complaint accuses Oklahoma police chief of threatening top officers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City’s auditor is investigating an ethics complaint accusing the police chief of retaliating against four deputy chiefs for seeking overtime pay. The complaint against Police Chief Bill Citty alleges he confronted his deputies in March about the possibility of a grievance being filed and suggested there could be retaliation. It also alleges Citty confronted them again last month after an arbitration hearing over their complaint. The city denied the grievance in April, ruling deputy chiefs have […]

  • Tinker AFB selected as hub for new bomber maintenance

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — The Air Force has selected the Tinker Air Force Base to maintain and sustain the nation’s newest bomber. The B-21 Raider is a long-range and highly survivable aircraft capable of avoiding air defenses and conducting a range of critical missions. According to Secretary of Air Force Heather Wilson, the newest bomber will come on board in the mid 2020s. “When we buy an aircraft, we have to plan not only to buy that piece of equipment […]

  • Former reserve deputy sentenced to 10-year probation for child pornography

    NORMAN, Okla. – A former reserve deputy has received a 10-year probation sentence on child pornography charges. Jonathan Hazer, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Cleveland County court for one count of aggravated possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The sentence includes a suspended 10-year sentence for the aggravated count and five years for the second count, which will run concurrently. According to court documents, Norman police found “several images of child pornography” on Hazer’s iPad and laptop, […]

  • Three children hospitalized for high levels of carbon monoxide, mother arrested

    CHICKASHA, Okla. — A Chickasha woman is facing felony charges after her three children were hospitalized for high levels of carbon monoxide exposure. Rebekkah Sterling, 35, was arrested by Chickasha police after authorities responded to the Chickasha Travel Plaza and booked on child endangerment charges. Online court records state Sterling faces three counts of child abuse by injury and three counts of child neglect. A caller reported three children were having seizures on November 7. According to Lt. Scott Weaver […]

  • Children hospitalized for high carbon monoxide levels leads to arrest of mother

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – A woman was arrested after three children were hospitalized with high carbon monoxide levels. Last week, Chickasha police were called the Chickasha Travel Plaza after someone called about three small children having seizures. According to court documents, when police arrived, they found 35-year-old Rebekkah Sterling holding a 3-year-old child while the doors of her Chrysler were open, but the windows remained up. An 8-year-old boy was laying down on the folded down seat with his arms “clinched […]

  • “I never thought anybody would hurt my baby,” Family of McLoud teen shot, killed continues to fight for justice

    MCLOUD, Okla. – The family of a McLoud teenager shot and killed last month continues to fight for justice. Investigators said Kaylen Thomas, 16, was shot in the head on October 5 at a friend’s house in McLoud. Two teenagers were taken into custody in connection. News 4 has confirmed one of the teenagers, a 15-year-old girl, has been formally charged with first- degree manslaughter as a youthful offendeer and remains in a juvenile detention facility as of Tuesday, according […]

  • “It looks bad on Norman, it looks bad on Stillwater,” OSU student allegedly writes racial slur on receipt

    NORMAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma State University student allegedly left a racial slur on his receipt in place of his signature, which is now at the center of a viral tweet. An employee at Logie’s On The Corner, a bar on Campus Corner at the University of Oklahoma, tweeted a photo of the receipt early Sunday evening stating in part: “After working a 16 hour shift yesterday I was delighted to see that one of Stillwater’s very own decided to […]

  • U.S. Marshals add Blackwell murder suspect to ’15 Most Wanted’ list

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A fugitive wanted in connection to a 2013 homicide case has been added to the nation’s ‘most wanted’ list. Luis Frias is accused of murdering his wife, Janett Reyna, on August 8, 2013 and fleeing from prosecution. According to investigators, Reyna was stabbed more than 40 times front of her children in a Blackwell, Oklahoma apartment. Reyna was 29 years old at the time and had gotten a protective order against Frias days prior to her death. […]