Covid-19 Hits Home for Oklahoma City Anchor

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Covid-19 has hit home for one Oklahoma City anchor and her family.

KOKH main anchor Wendy Suares says she and her husband have tested positive for the virus.

“It’s not the story I wanted to share today, but here we are,” Suares tweeted Monday morning.


Suares says her husband, a teacher, first noticed symptoms following a major ice storm that moved through Oklahoma City last week and brought trees down across her neighborhood. When her husband was removing the trees, he noticed something was off: “He quickly got winded and had trouble catching his breath,” Suares wrote.

By Friday night, he was feeling more flu-like symptoms, and on Saturday morning, he got a rapid test. It came back positive. Suares got a positive test as well, even though she wasn’t feeling symptomatic at the time. Their three kids have tested negative.

Now, Suares has a headache and has lost her sense of taste and smell. While she says her husband is still feeling ill, they’re hunkering down and hoping for the best.

“I’m focused now on helping him recover and getting my kids through these next couple weeks of quarantine,” she wrote.

You can read her entire message to viewers below.