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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
  • Beckham County officials investigate two separate but connected murders

    BECKHAM CO., Okla. – Two people were found dead in two different locations in Beckham County, and police say the murders are connected. These new details emerged after witnesses came forward saying a person from one of the victim’s past could be responsible for pulling the trigger. “I think a lot of it is shock, especially with the people,” Heather Estrada said. “I didn’t believe it at first,” Tiffany Black said. Shock and horror after a Beckham County couple was […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers fighting against pharmacy restrictions

    Hundreds of locally-owned pharmacies in Oklahoma are depending on the ‘Right to Pharmacy Choice Act’ to be passed in order to keep up with larger competitors and allow customers to decide where their prescription are filled. “That relationship is very strong between the health care professors and the patients,” said Pharmacist Dani Lynch. Lynch has been building relationships with her customers at Thrifty Pharmacy for more than two decades. “If someone has an illness or your child has an illness, […]

  • Oklahoma City man out 15K, facing foreclosure after seller fails to mention mortgage

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man now faces a foreclosure lawsuit all because he bought a home without being told there was a mortgage attached to the property. “This is hard,” Larry Johnson said. Larry Johnson is choked up while describing the nightmare he now is caught up in. “I don’t have all that much money,” Johnson said. “I know $15,000 may not be a whole lot of money to people but to me it is.” In November, Johnson […]

  • Local Fraternal Order of Police issues vote of no confidence to County Commissioner over school resource officer decision

    OKLAHOMA CO., Okla. – A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is calling out an Oklahoma County Commissioner after he voted to not renew a contract for school resource officers. County Commissioner Brian Maughan said he is feeling the pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice to shift the staffing of deputies inside schools to working inside the jail. “We wanted to express a strong statement of our discontent,” 3rd VP of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal […]

  • Oklahoma City bombing prosecutor to lead special counsel in Boren investigation

    NORMAN, Okla. – Pat Ryan, who prosecuted the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, has now been assigned to the lead the special counsel in the David Boren investigation. “Continue to demand the transparency on behalf of the investigation for the people of Oklahoma,” Public Advocate Sara Bana said. This is the mission Sara Bana said she has been focused on. She’s a public advocate representing Levi Hilliard, who is accusing former OU Vice President Tripp Hall of sexual misconduct while he worked […]

  • Bethany man accused of scamming 88-year-old neighbor out of almost $140k

    BETHANY, Okla. – An 88-year-old man says he was tricked out of almost $140,000 dollars, and according to police, the con man said he needed money for his sick children. Blake Barton sits in the Oklahoma County Jail. Barton has a long criminal history including 10 felonies. “I hate to see an elderly person get taken advantage of like he has apparently done,” neighbor John West said. Neighbors said a house on Gleason Avenue in Bethany has a history of […]

  • Rain turns Oklahoma family’s dream home into nightmare

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – A Cleveland County family is living with mud and water inside their newly-purchased home. The homeowners said they are being left in the dark on how the problem even began. “It is just so peaceful here,” Oscar Baca said. The peace was washed away after this weekend’s heavy rains uprooted a serious problem. “All of our foundation came up,” Sara Baca said in a Facebook Live. “You can see that it just gets worse and worse.” […]

  • Police investigate 23-year-old disabled man hospitalized weighing 30 pounds

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An investigation has been launched into the caretakers of a 23-year-old disabled man who checked into the hospital weighing 30 pounds. When News 4 asked what made the family decide to take him to the hospital, the man’s grandmother replied, “Because he got limp.” According to police, Juanita Wooten’s grandson was admitted to OU Children’s Hospital for “severe malnutrition and having flu like symptoms.” Police say the patient is 23 years old and is fighting for his […]

  • Family desperate after insurance reduced for son with birth defect

    YUKON, Okla. – One Yukon family said their Oklahoma Medicaid coverage has severely dropped and are now speaking out trying to find care for their child. The Ammons family travel every six weeks to Boston. It’s an agreement SoonerCare agreed to cover. After years of heartache, the worried mother said the clock is ticking. “Everything is a fight,” Shawna Ammons said. “Everything that goes into having a medically complicated child is a fight.” This fight is not slowing the Ammons […]

  • Father expresses regret after drugs found on him in son’s hospital room

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say marijuana and meth were found in the hospital room of a boy being treated for cancer, and the boy’s father admits to News 4 the drugs were his. “Yeah, I’m going through a lot,” Ricky Dean Ketchum said. “You can’t even imagine.” Ricky Ketchum was arrested by police on the 10th floor of OU Children’s Hospital after a nurse called to complain about “the odor of burned marijuana coming from a cancer patient’s room.” According […]

  • School officials: Native American regalia not allowed at graduation ceremony

    ADA, Okla. – A high school senior says he was told he can’t wear his Native American regalia to graduation, and his mother says they aren’t taking no for an answer. Two Oklahoma tribes have recently started awarding students with honor cords for when they walk across the stage. According to one family, the Latta School District told them this new addition is against the dress code policy and there will be no exceptions. It’s a rite of passage when […]

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