Tess Maune

KOTV Anchor/Reporter
Mannford, Oklahoma


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Known to Oklahomans as Tulsa’s News On 6 award-winning journalist, Tess Maune is a born-and raised El Reno, Okla. native, who on- and off-set represents the stories of everyday people, their interests, hobbies, and smalltown roots. 

Away from the anchor desk, Maune channels her small town beginnings and love for the outdoors by allocating most of her free time to the woods or in the water with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Muffin — and goes noodling almost every day in the summer. 

USE THIS AS A PHOTO CAPTION UNDER THE PHOTO: Her biggest catch to date is a 52-pound flathead.

“I’m proud to showcase outdoor Oklahoma as a woman,” Maune shared (WHERE DID SHE SHARE THIS, THIS NEEDS DEVELOPED.

It’s easy to assume Maune was raised around outdoor adventures, wildlife, and water; however, you would be mistaken. Her life changed course when she was assigned a noodling story for work. 

Noodling, or the art of fishing for catfish using one's bare hands, ultimately led to an even bigger plot twist for Maune. A month after her noodling assignment, Maune found herself on another noodling trip where she met her husband, Matt. 

Matt, the reigning Oklahoma Biologist of the Year, is a wildlife biologist and avid outdoorsman. He continues to introduce her to the vast outdoors world, which is now something they enjoy together.



Editors note: Matt proposed in a tree stand. True story.

It’s no secret I love this great state and can’t get enough of the outdoors here in Oklahoma.

Maune has a big heart for Oklahoma, which she exercises as emcee to fundraise for local and national causes.