June 10, 2015

Oklahoma Watch Opens Tulsa Bureau

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Clifton Adcock

Clifton Adcock

Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, has opened a Tulsa news bureau located in OETA’s Tulsa Studio office building just north of downtown.

The bureau will be led by investigative reporter Clifton Adcock, who joined Oklahoma Watch in 2013 and has covered a wide range of topics, including corrections, mental health, campaign finance, education and poverty.


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“While our news focus remains statewide, having a Tulsa office will give us more opportunities to incorporate Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma issues and perspectives into our coverage,” said David Fritze, Oklahoma Watch executive editor. “It will also allow us to collaborate more strategically with OETA and its excellent Oklahoma News Report journalists.”

Adcock is a native Oklahoman and award-winning journalist who has worked in newspapers for more than a decade, including four years at the Tulsa World covering public schools and tribal affairs.

Before joining Oklahoma Watch, Adcock was an investigative reporter at the Oklahoma Gazette, covering Oklahoma City government affairs and issues such as campaign financing, health care and water. He has also worked for Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune, the McAlester News-Capital and the Muskogee Phoenix.

Adcock received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The Oklahoma Watch Tulsa bureau may be reached at (918) 561-1705. Adcock’s email address is cadcock@oklahomawatch.org, and the bureau’s mailing address is 535 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106.