Phoenix O'Connor

Phoenix O'Connor is a reporter/multimedia journalist with the NewsWest 9 team. Coming from Moorhead, Minnesota, she was the morning live reporter on the #1 morning show, "First News" for WDAY. Having a love for racing, she would host and sideline report for United States X-County, which is a long-distance snowmobile race in Canada, North Dakota and Minnesota. Her international reporting also includes covering off-road races in Mexico for Score international off-road racing. She gives back to the West Texas community by working at the Crisis Center Odessa on the response team. Phoenix enjoys covering hard news and crime. If you have a story idea, e-mail her at

Recent Articles by Phoenix

BBB warns of possible Christmas donation scams

High Sky CAF offers public look at George H.W. Bush’s military service

Permian Basin residents grieve the loss of George H. W. Bush

New fee on your water bill? Here’s what you need to know

Body found in Lady Bird Lake had West Texas roots

New tech helps keep families stay healthy

Odessa tradition returns as Shiloh Road transforms into Christmas Street

Midland diner decides to give back this Thanksgiving

Generous couple donate thousands so Texas pastor can go home

Face the Race helps junior high girls with self-esteem

New Midland city ordinance gives more space for cyclist

Midland County Drug Court offers second chance for those battling drugs and alcohol

Understaffed police department raises concern in Midland

Cover your pipes, faucets to keep them from freezing this winter

Temporary housing, high cost of hotels slows down Midland County Court

MISD school board Trustee district 5 spot remains open

2018 State of the Economy gathers community leaders from across the Basin

DEA collects prescription pills at annual Take Back Day

City of Midland to offer $4,500 builder incentive

Students on a path to becoming teachers