When Amy Lester joined NEWS 9 in 2002, she only expected to stay here for two years. Five years later Lester's still here and in love with Oklahoma and reporting for NEWS 9's 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
Amy Lester feels honored to be a part of the NEWS 9 team. She's excited to wake up every morning and see what adventure awaits her in the community. Lester loves learning something new each day and takes pride in telling everyone at home about what's going on in the state. Amy Lester enjoys meeting people and giving them a chance to tell their stories. She's thankful to have the opportunity to dig for information, bring about change and hold people accountable.
While at NEWS 9, Amy Lester has won numerous awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Her MySpace investigation about sex offenders even prompted a new state law.
Prior to joining NEWS 9's team, Amy Lester was a reporter at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois, an investigative reporter and anchor at KRCG in Jefferson City, Missouri, and a reporter at the local CNN affiliate in San Diego, California. Amy Lester has also interned for KTLA's morning show, for the investigative team at the CBS station in San Diego and for NBC network news in Washington, D.C.
Amy Lester grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of California at San Diego. While Lester sometimes misses the beach, she looks forward to the changing seasons in Oklahoma, and snowflakes always make her smile.
When Amy Lester's not at work, she has fun spending time with her husband Jason. If it's warm outside, she's probably walking her beagle Shorty. If it's cold outside, she's inside playing with her kitty Roxie.