Peyton Yager joined the KFOR team in March of 2019. She was born in Friendswood, Texas – just outside of Houston. Prior to News 4, Peyton spent a year and a half at the NBC affiliate, KNWA, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There, she was a MMJ reporter and eventually moved to weekend anchor, producer, and senior reporter.

While at KNWA, Peyton covered tornadoes, clergy sex scandals, and the legalization of medical marijuana in Arkansas. Peyton’s stories even reached national news including an impaired pathologist possibly misdiagnosing thousands of patients and a former Arkansas State Senator convicted of a kickback scheme during his term.

Peyton graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. During her undergrad, she held several internships. This includes at KXAN – NBC Austin during the 2016 United States presidential election and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Press Office.

While she isn’t working, Peyton likes to watch her favorite sports teams, head to spin classes, and explore her new home of Oklahoma City!

Feel free to send story ideas to peyton.yager@kfor.com and be sure to follow her on social media at @peytonyager.


Recent Articles
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