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
  • Bloody New Year’s Eve party suspect caught in OKC

    YUKON, Okla. (KFOR) – Two roommates rang in the New Year with a party filled with drugs, alcohol and a butcher knife. One roommate ended up in the hospital and the other in jail. Christopher Raymond is accused of stabbing his own roommate in the middle of the night. A few hours into 2020, a panicked call comes into 911. “911, what is your emergency,” the dispatcher said. “Yes, can you please send an ambulance?” the caller said. “What is […]

  • “How could this ugliness come into our lives?” Family of 2-year-old killed by Norman man speaks to News 4

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – For the first time, the family of a 2-year-old boy who was murdered inside his Norman home is speaking to News 4 about how they are coping with the tragedy. “Jesus was with him and I know that he was reaching down his arms and brought the baby into his chest,” 2-year-old Jeremiah Johnson’s great-grandmother Windy Jones said. The toddler’s killer was found dead over the weekend in the Wichita Mountains, and investigators believe he took […]

  • Naked woman arrested after fiery & deadly turnpike crash

    STROUD, Okla. (KFOR) – A deadly wreck on the Turner Turnpike involved a naked woman and a car that was fully engulfed in flames. Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested one woman for allegedly ramming and killing a 21-year-old causing her to spin out of control. A sea of flames and smoke were seen billowing off the Turner Turnpike near Stroud. At the center of all of it was a car on fire and its driver allegedly running naked from the scene. […]

  • Newly released bodycam shows moments after a UCO student hit by car

      EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – A man’s alleged failed suicide attempt landed him in jail and an innocent college student in the hospital. The driver told police he had a fight with his lover and his solution was to allegedly plow into a dumpster at a high rate of speed. Newly released bodycam footage shows the moments police arrived on scene to find a foreign exchange student screaming for help. “He wrecked everywhere!” the caller said. “What do you mean […]

  • “It’s beastly, it’s animalistic,” Family of 75-year-old Vet beaten to death by caretaker reacts to his sentence

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A metro caretaker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting and killing a 75-year-old Air Force veteran with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2017, but with time served, he could be out in less than 7. Rocky Rhines, a former caretaker turned convicted murderer, was seen walking out of the courtroom with a beaming smile Monday afternoon. “Maybe one day we will talk,” Rocky Rhines tells News 4 reporter Peyton Yager. That day could happen […]

  • Police: Armed trio accused of targeting nearly 20 homes in Shawnee

    SHAWNEE, Okla. (KFOR) – Police are searching for three people who they say are armed and dangerous after targeting nearly 20 homes in Shawnee. The victims included an elderly couple who say they were sound asleep when two pistol-packing strangers ransacked their house. The terrifying crime spree spanned 12 hours as the trio kept knocking on doors to see if people were at home. “Here we are in the middle of Oklahoma and this happens,” neighbor Terry Hopkins said. Word […]

  • Christmas Eve murder mystery leaves metro neighborhood on edge with suspects at large

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR)  – Police released the name of the victim in a Christmas Eve murder. Investigators say a 62-year-old man was shot to death in the street of a metro neighborhood and his killers are still on the loose. Neighbors heard the gunshots and came outside to find Michael Lee Daniels lifeless in the street. “I was playing games and my roommate was cooking a roast,” one neighbor said. The night before Christmas turned into a nightmare before […]

  • Police & family of murdered 2-year-old call out to OKC community for help in solving case

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City police are hoping someone will break their silence about who murdered two-year-old Riah Thomas. The toddler was killed when someone shot into her grandmother’s home while they were both sleeping. “It’s not a good feeling not knowing what is going on,” neighbor Sharlene Cuccuini said. On the night before Christmas, a Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood is quiet. “We have kids ride their bikes up and down, people walk their dogs,” Cuccuini said. “But I […]

  • Dispensary employee held at gunpoint with assault rifle and handcuffed during robbery

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR)- Police are looking for a man who used an AR-15 and fuzzy, red handcuffs to rob a metro dispensary. “I thought I was going to lose my life or something,” Derek Henderson said. But a man dressed in all black holding an assault rifle had other plans at the Woke Wellness Dispensary near N.W. 122nd and Rockwell. “It was scary,” Henderson said. The hold-up happened late Sunday night. Derek Henderson was getting ready to close up […]

  • Former volunteer firefighter likely won’t face jail time for fatally running over Guthrie woman; family outraged

    GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – A Guthrie mom was killed, and now her family says the court system is failing them. Thirty-four-year-old Mandy Gorsuch died after being hit by a truck while leaving a bar in October. The man allegedly behind the wheel was a former volunteer firefighter who hasn’t spent a day behind bars and likely won’t have to. Zachary Simmons is charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident. The Logan County District Attorney says there […]

  • Shooting causes panic to erupt at Penn Square Mall; video obtained of fight that led to shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – People inside the Penn Square Mall went into a panic Thursday afternoon after shots rang out in a store. Mall-goers were told to take cover and remain calm. A fight inside a metro Foot Locker sparked gunfire at Penn Square Mall, shaking holidays shoppers to the core. “Then I heard ‘BOOM BOOM,'” one shopper said. “I know what gunshots sound like.” “The gunshots were like one of them and then three or four after that,” another […]

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