Serving Oklahomans since late 1953, News 9 is one of the country’s leading CBS affiliates and a consistent ratings leader in Oklahoma.
Veteran anchors Kelly Ogle and Amanda Taylor, along with Gary England, News 9’s award-winning and nationally recognized Chief Meteorologist, and Dean Blevins, Oklahoma’s Sportscaster of the Year, have formed a unique bond with viewers over the years and take great pride in their Oklahoma roots. When asked what they love and appreciate most about Oklahoma, each offered their own unique perspective:
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NEWS 9 FIRSTS
- News 9 installed the first weather radar in the country in 1959.
- When color radar became available, News 9 was the first station in the state to unveil the new technology to viewers.
- As it became known for its severe weather coverage, News 9 made further investments in new weather technology in 1981 when Gary England brought the first commercial Doppler radar to Oklahomans.
- As News 9 expanded its news coverage, it acquired the first helicopter in Oklahoma to be used as a news-gathering source. The chopper was dubbed Ranger 9.
- News 9 introduced the first broadcast automated weather warning system in the country.
- News 9 was the first station to gather video from cellular telephones, capturing pictures of a large tornado east of Enid.
- In 2006, Griffin added SKYNEWS9, the first full HD newsgathering helicopter in the country to its fleet. The Bell 407 helicopter is equipped with state-of-the-art high definition cameras. SKYNEWS9 was the first high-definition news helicopter owned by a television station in Oklahoma.
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