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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
  • Food Bank: New Farm bill could negatively impact food insecure families

    OKLAHOMA CITY — As an agriculture bill passes the U.S. House by a razor thin margin, food organizations say they are concerned over the effects it could have on those who are food insecurity. On Thursday, a measure dubbed as the “Farm Bill” passed the U.S. House by a 213 to 211 vote. The bill, more than 600 pages long, is being praised for adding what some describe as “safety nets” for farmers. “Many of the farm commodities are at […]

  • Special session on the horizon for lawmakers if medical marijuana measure passes 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans prepare to vote in the primary elections next week, lawmakers prepare to possibly return for another special session. Governor Mary Fallin stated this week, she would call the Legislature to return if State Question 788 over medical marijuana passes. Lawmakers would be tasked with creating the framework and rules for the initiative. “The great thing about this vote is that the people are going to tell us what they want us […]

  • Group says claims in ad on state question are not true

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A group in support of an upcoming state question over medical marijuana is refuting claims in a new ad. Recently, the group, State Question 788 Is Not Medical, released a 30-second television ad which asks voters, “Do we really want our college freshmen growing up to 12 pounds of weed every year in their dorm room?” The group’s campaign consultant Pat McFerron said it’s an example of why the state question is poorly written. On Wednesday, McFerron […]

  • OU Board of Regents revokes emeritus status of former professor

    OKLAHOMA CITY – University regents have revoked all honorary titles of a former professor amid accusations of inappropriate behavior from former students. At the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, university officials considered the “formal revocation of all honorary titles, awards or status, including but not limited to Professor Emeritus, with the University and any of its affiliates” of Dr. John Scamehorn. “That’s one of the things I specifically instructed be put on this agenda,” said incoming OU president […]

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves settlement for OG&E customers

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A settlement that will result in cheaper energy rates for thousands of Oklahomans has been approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. In December, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed five motions with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission asking for an immediate reduction in customer rates from the state’s leading utility companies, including OG&E. This came after a federal tax reform bill was signed into law, lowering the highest corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. On Tuesday, […]

  • How would medical marijuana be taxed if State Question 788 passes?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Next week, Oklahomans will be voting on a state question regarding the legalization of medical marijuana. Voters will decide on State Question 788 on next Tuesday, June 26. Under the state question, a person 18 years or older would need to apply for a medical marijuana license with the Oklahoma State Department of Health after receiving a note from their doctor. If approved, the patient would then have to pay $100 to obtain the license. While there is much debate […]

  • Commissioners will vote on utility settlement next week

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An administrative law judge has recommended the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approve a settlement with OG&E, which would provide the largest energy utility rate reduction in state history. On Friday, the case was heard in front of administrative law judge Michael Norris and the three-member commission. Under the terms of the $64 million deal, residential customers are expected to save around $4.44 monthly after July. Non-residential customers, such as businesses and government agencies, are also expected to see […]

  • Utility settlement to be heard by administrative law judge

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A hearing is expected before an Administrative Law Judge on Friday morning regarding a recent settlement on utility rates. Earlier this week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced a settlement with OG&E on a reduction in utility rates. Under the terms of the $64 million deal, residential customers are expected to save around $4.44 monthly after July. Non-residential customers, such as businesses and government agencies, are also expected to see rate reductions with the remaining $32 million. […]

  • Three people injured after dog attack in Oklahoma City

    Warning: Video contains graphic content.  OKLAHOMA CITY — Three people were hurt at a metro neighborhood after an apparent pit bull attack. Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a home on the 400 block of Pumpkin Circle. A woman was trying to save her cat from two pit bulls, when police say the dogs turned on her. The woman’s neighbor, Kelly Babbit, said she saw what was happening outside and didn’t think twice to run out and help. […]

  • Settlement reached in utility case; rates for customers could drop

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Parties involved in an ongoing OG&E rate case have reached a rate reduction settlement, officials announced Wednesday. According to Attorney General Mike Hunter, the $64 million settlement with OG&E will result in lower utility bills for customers starting July if ultimately approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. AG Hunter said, initially, OG&E requested for rates to be increased while his office called for a $99 million decrease. “For OG&E to agree to this deal is monumental. It […]

  • Group says coalition against medical marijuana question is growing

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A coalition against an upcoming state question says their coalition is gaining momentum. With just two weeks until Oklahomans will vote on State 788 regarding medical marijuana, Pat McFerron said campaign efforts continue to run strong. McFerron is a campaign consultant for the group “SQ788 Is Not Medical.” “We have business leaders who are concerned this state question will not allow them to have a drug-free work place. We have doctors who don’t see giving someone a […]