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
  • Beto O’Rourke makes special stop in the Sooner State

    While touring the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke told reporters that he does not support the death penalty for domestic terrorists but understands not everyone agrees with his opinion. After that, O’Rourke traveled to Norman to take aim at other issues he said are plaguing America. O’Rourke made several stops in the Sooner State. “I’ve never felt so welcomed and at home than I do right now,” the candidate said. The former congressman out […]

  • Family of late local entertainer files lawsuit following death at staged wrestling event

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two years after he died in an illegal underground wrestling match at a metro bar, the family of 25-year-old William Ogletree says they’re going to court. He died of a brain injury while performing a maneuver called the “spine buster” at the Blue Note Lounge. “I’m not better,” Alex Sanchez said. “It doesn’t go away.” Friends of William Ogletree are still longing to share one last laugh with him. The 25-year-old died from a brain injury during […]

  • Cashion citizens question police tactics after woman tased during arrest

    CASHION, Okla. – Tensions were high at a Thursday night Cashion Town Hall meeting after several showed up in support of Debra Hamil, a woman who was arrested after refusing to sign for an $80 traffic ticket. The meeting even had extra security in case things got out of control. Several were in attendance to address the Cashion Police Department, saying it needs to be firm but also fair. “I’ve made several comments and then taken them down but of […]

  • Harrah man accused of setting fire to his own shed following argument with wife

    HARRAH, Okla. – A Harrah man allegedly set his own storage shed on fire after an argument with his wife after police say officers removed the man’s marijuana plants that were growing in his backyard. In the middle of a hot summer day, a conversation between Randy Goodall and his wife came to a boiling point. According to court documents, the argument starting over “weed plants” police recently confiscated. Goodall was allegedly growing them at his Harrah home. But Harrah […]

  • Payne Co. deputies search for man accused of beating couple in their sleep

    CUSHING, Okla. – A Cushing couple tells News 4 they were woken up in the middle of the night to a man standing over them with a bat, and deputies say it all started over a rumor about an alleged affair with the suspect’s girlfriend. The couple tells News 4 they’ve known the suspect for several years. They say he’s been in trouble with the law several times but never thought he would turn on them. “I swore I thought […]

  • Construction chaos continues in The Village

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – A major construction project in the metro is causing confusion for drivers but, Monday, there was some progress made. The one-mile stretch of road on Britton, between May and Penn, is torn up for a total rebuild. As they are locked in bumper to bumper, drivers said they’re feeling trapped in The Village. Commuters sat in gridlock at Britton and Penn for up to an hour Monday evening. The city is under a construction infestation. The […]

  • Quick thinking by home invasion victim leads police to serial burglar

    NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. – A summer metro crime spree is now cracked after a brave Nichols Hills woman captured a key piece of evidence police needed to arrest the serial burglar. A Nichols Hills woman says she was home alone when a man forced his way inside. She picked up the phone and called 911. “Hi, someone is trying to break into my house,” the woman said to 911. Police say Steven Gary chunked a “brick through the back glass” […]

  • Shooting suspect, teen allegedly lure victim with promise of sex for money

    EDMOND, Okla. – According to Edmond Police, an alleged prostitute and a gunman teamed up to rob and shoot a man inside his own apartment. New court documents show the victim was set to meet up with a teenage girl for sex when police say 18-year-old Isaiah Williams kicked in the door and pulled the trigger. “Somebody is yelling they have been shot,” a caller said on a 911 call. Chaos unfolded inside an apartment complex north of UCO’s campus. […]

  • Edmond father still reeling after son attacked by family dog

    EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond father is now speaking out after he and his son were rushed to the hospital after a family pit bull attacked them. The boy was released from the hospital Wednesday morning after having plastic surgery on his face. A pit bull mix targeted the toddler Tuesday afternoon when the child’s dad sacrificed himself to save his son. “We had a dog attack my son,” Tyler Pugh said on the 911 call. “He’s bleeding bad. It’s […]

  • Surveillance footage providing clues to in-custody death

    BETHANY, Okla. – A disturbance call ended with a man dying on a stranger’s front lawn. Bethany police say the man appeared to be on drugs and his body went limp during his arrest. A quiet Monday night was quickly interrupted when a stranger covered in blood arrived on Lindsey Townsend’s driveway. The man was screaming and banging on cars. “He was hallucinating,” Lindsey Townsend said. Townsend’s roommate walked over to help when that man, Jason Yahola, started swinging. “He […]

  • Oklahoma store clerk in trouble after shooting at alleged shoplifter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro store clerk is in trouble with the law after allegedly shooting at thieves making a beer run inside his store. The clerk told News 4 he’s now paying the price for somebody else’s crime. “I have to protect myself someway, somehow,” Vila Chanthavong said. Vila Chanthavong works at Payless Cigarettes and Convenience Store near N.W. 10th and Council Rd. Something that happened inside the store now has him facing felony charges. Police arrested him for […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.