April 25, 2016

Investigative Capitol Reporter Joins Oklahoma Watch

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Trevor BrownTrevor Brown, an award-winning journalist who has covered state and local politics for nearly a decade, has joined Oklahoma Watch as the State Capitol/State Issues reporter.

From 2011 to 2016, Brown was the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s statehouse reporter covering the Legislature, the governor’s office, state politics and military issues. Among other investigative stories, he revealed that the Wyoming Highway Patrol had started a secret quota policy that required state troopers to write a given number of traffic citations each year. His reporting led to elimination of the policy.

Brown also reported extensively on groundwater clean-up efforts, government transparency and how public money is spent.

Brown previously covered state issues for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.’s chain of newspapers in Oklahoma and was the city/county government reporter for the Staunton News Leader in Virginia.

He received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student. He was awarded a Pulliam Journalism Fellowship and wrote for the metro and features section at the Indianapolis Star.