Hosted by: Jenifer Reynolds and Dino Lalli
Hitch a ride with us each week to discover friendly folks, tucked-away attractions, roadside eateries, and grand adventures – from the extreme... to the serene – plus, insider tips for making your next Oklahoma get-away unforgettable!
Discover Oklahoma is shown Saturdays at 6:30 pm on KTUL-8 in Tulsa, KFOR-4 in Oklahoma City, KSWO-7 in Lawton. Or at 5:00 pm Saturday on KXII, Sherman/Denison, Texas and KCTU in Wichita, Kansas.
Meet the Discover Oklahoma Staff
Jenifer is a native Oklahoman, born in Miami. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she was awarded the DuPont-Columbia Award, the broadcast equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize. She’s the only college student ever to receive the honor. Her 14 years at Oklahoma City, CBS affiliate NEWS 9, were spent reporting on various issues including government and children’s issues, but she’s also known for her work on special programs about country music, rodeo and the natural beauty of places like the Glover River in southeast Oklahoma.
A lover of the outdoors and proud mother of three children, Jenifer has traveled with her family extensively around the state for fun, and now says she hopes to share some of her experiences with “Discover Oklahoma” viewers.
Born and raised in McAlester, Oklahoma, Dino Lalli is a Co-Host and producer for Discover Oklahoma. Prior to joining the crew, Dino worked in the Oklahoma Film and Music Office for almost nine years. He held the position of Field Representative. In that capacity, some of his duties included location scouting and photographs, production logistics, eliminating red tape for various types of productions, research, acting as a liaison between a production entity and the community and/or state, and point of contact for various production companies. Prior to his service with the state, Lalli was the Creative Services Director in the television division of a worldwide, non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City…a position he held for two years.
Over a 20-year period, Dino served as the entertainment editor and film critic for three television stations; the ABC and NBC affiliates in Oklahoma City as well as KNBC in Burbank, California. While at Channel 5 in Oklahoma City, he hosted and produced an award winning nationally syndicated program on movies. He is one of just a handful of entertainment reporters in the country ever to be nominated for an Emmy Award. Several of the Academy Awards specials Dino produced and hosted were nominated for regional Emmy Awards while at Channel 5.
Much of Dino’s work has aired nationally on various ABC affiliates, The Today Show, CNN Showbiz Tonight, ESPN, and Entertainment Tonight.
Dino received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism Radio/TV Broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma in 1978. His freshman year at OU, he was a McMahon Journalism Scholar.
He and his wife Laryssa have three children.
Born in Oklahoma City, OK, Jeff is SOONER born & SOONER bred and grew up in Bethany. He was totally consumed with FOOTBALL all the way through high school until he blew out his knee and lost a college football scholarship. He then attended OSU of OKC for a business degree. As a sophomore in high school he started pushing buttons at a local radio station and kept his fingers in it through the rest of high school and college, eventually becoming KMGL radio’s “Magic Man” on the “Steve and the Magic Man” morning radio show: one of the most highly rated drive-time radio programs in the Oklahoma City market. Jeff added “Discover Oklahoma segment host” to his resume in the summer of 2010, taking on adventure stories…and any segment requiring the wearing of a swimsuit.
Jeff is married to Janet and together they have three children; Stephanie, Luke & Mark. They reside in Edmond.
Miki is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Edmond. She has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years and then decided to dive into the world of Film/TV. While going to college, she completed her internship with Discover Oklahoma. She also worked on several Oklahoma films including: Higher Mission (Casper Van Dien, Victoria Summers) Rudderless (William H Macy, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez), Unconquerable Part I (Chickasaw Nation documentary series), and Crouching Lion Hidden Treasure (48 Hour Film Project). Miki completed her degree in Film & Video Production at Oklahoma City Community College and is now the Associate Producer for the Discover Oklahoma team. When she isn't hard at work in the office, you will probably see her out and about on many of the locations we visit.
Duncan Oklahoma native Tommy Evans came to Discover Oklahoma after working for KWTV in Oklahoma City for 22 years. While at KWTV, he gained valuable experience working on commercials for local businesses such as Mathis Bros. and Evans Furniture and in 1996, Tommy became NEWS 9’s marketing videographer and non-linear editor.
Tommy's work in on-air promotion has been honored by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, and the Oklahoma City Advertising Club. He has also garnered Emmy nominations for both short form (:30 promo) and long form (documentary) pieces. He has received the coveted CBS Eye on Excellence award as well.
Tommy’s television career is an outgrowth of his interest in still photography. He is a founding member of the Metro Camera Club, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. His still photography has been used in Oklahoma Today magazine, in a calendar, a postcard, and the Oklahoma City brochure produced by the Chamber of Commerce.
You may reach the staff by sending e-mails to DiscoverOklahoma@TravelOK.com
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