Lori Fullbright is a crime reporter for News 9 and in addition to going to crime scenes, she interviews crime victims, suspected and convicted criminals and law enforcement officers.
Lori has traveled all over the world covering Oklahomans.
She went to Iraq, covering Oklahoma soldiers on the war front, flying missions in a Black Hawk. She went to Bosnia to cover the Oklahoman soldiers called up to help with that peacekeeping mission. She went to Spain and Italy and spent time on a warship and aircraft carrier, interviewing the Oklahomans who rescued Captain Scott O'Grady after he was shot down over Bosnia. She went to London to ride with Bobbies on the beat, to see how officers there do police work without guns. Lori was sent to Denver for nearly a year to cover the OKC bombing trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. She later covered McVeigh's execution. Lori went to St. Lucia to cover officers hunting for marijuana in the mountains. She also went to Atlanta to cover the bombing at the summer Olympics.
Lori graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia Journalism School with a broadcast journalism degree and a GPA of 3.98. Before joining the News 9 team in 1992, Lori worked at three other TV stations; KSPR-TV in Springfield, Missouri, KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.
Lori is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist. One was for her coverage of a house fire that killed five people and the other for her coverage of a Tulsa police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. She has received numerous awards and honors including a Newsie by the Tulsa Press Club for favorite reporter in 2013; best investigative piece awarded by Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters in 2008; an SPJ award for investigative reporting in 2008, the Tulsa Police Department Citizen's Appreciation Award in 2005, Tulsa's Sigma Gamma Rho Status of Women honor in 2005,. She was a Pinnacle Award winner in 2004, presented by the Tulsa Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. She was given a Best of Broadcast award for best reporter in 2003 and a KATY Award for her story about a murder suspect who surrendered to her at the station.
Lori has also received the DARE achievement award and FHA/HERO Life Time achievement honor and is currently a board member of the International Association of Cold Case Investigators. She's a former board member of the Citizens Crime Commission,that operated the Crimestoppers and Alert Neighbor programs and is a former member of the Operation Hope Prison Ministry board. In addition, she has taught broadcasting classes at Tulsa Community College as an adjunct professor. Lori speaks to groups all over the state about crime safety.