Nunley searching for next opportunity as Sinclair dumps Tulsa tv news team

**Update to this story: Nunley ended up in Salt Lake City at FOX 13 KSTU —

Everyone is out at KTUL/Tulsa, including recent addition, Christopher Nunley. Nunley, ex-KING 5 weathercaster, left Seattle to return home to be close to his ailing father. Nunley accepted the Chief Meteorologist position at KTUL a sort time later. In recent weeks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, owners of KTUL/Tulsa, laid off the entire news team and the station will be getting its newscasts from a Sinclair tv channel in Oklahoma City.

KTUL, Channel 8, the city’s Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned ABC affiliate, announced that all news the station airs will soon be produced out of Oklahoma City, although local content from Tulsa-based reporters will still be featured.

“Beginning December 11 we will be making changes to the way we produce news in Tulsa and refocusing our resources, establishing a regional content center to super serve the Tulsa and Oklahoma City television markets,” KTUL said in a statement. “This will allow hyperlocal news and weather content from both markets, as well as regional content, to be included in every newscast.”

The statement went on: “News airing on KTUL will now be produced out of our Oklahoma City content center, and will include live, local content with local reporters from Tulsa, paired with the resources of our content center at KOKH/KOCB. (

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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8 thoughts on “Nunley searching for next opportunity as Sinclair dumps Tulsa tv news team

  1. Terribly sad to hear Chris Nunley is out . I have always watched channel 8 and will no longer. The new arrangement is absolutely awful!!!. I agree with a previous comment …Tulsa is not OKC . Bad decisions all around

    1. I SO agree with Laura’s post of 2/22/24! I am FURIOUS that Tulsa has lost Chris Nunley! He was really good! And the entire team did a great job. Shame on you, Sinclair! I’m moving to a different channel for TULSA- based news!

  2. I am longing for your exquisite and masterfully spoken English. I am now forced to return to hearing Okie-Speak. In my sorrow for your leaving, I am wishing you well and career longevity in Salt Lake; our loss is Nevada’s gain. Sinclair will no doubt lose a large portion of their advertisers in the Tulsa area however northeastern Oklahoma’s greater loss is Christopher Nunley, PhD.

  3. Typical Sinclair. Dr. Nunley you’re better off without hard right Sinclair telling newscasters what to say. They never give a fair view of the news. Good luck and hopefully you’ll find a decent, non-political news agency to work for near Tulsa. I am a transplant from the Seattle area also. Good luck enjoyed watching you.

  4. Chris Nunley GONE from KTUL 8??????? What next? This man was such a welcome addition to channel 8. Hope he finds a new job with someone who is compassionate and responsible. Channel 8 will no longer be tuned to my tv.

  5. What a series of events. Feel bad for Mr Nunley.

    It is a shame that all local TV is now controlled by large corporations.
    (This is true regardless of what side of the political fence one may reside on.)

    1. The new format is terrible. KTUL. TUL is Tulsa not OKC. I’ll be watching other news stations not this one anymore. Sinclair messed this up

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