Jeff Raymond, an Emmy-winning former TV producer and print journalist, has joined Oklahoma Watch as enterprise editor.
Raymond will lead Oklahoma Watch’s team of staff reporters, freelance writers and visual journalists to produce investigative and multimedia stories on important issues confronting the state. He will also do some reporting.
“Jeff is a smart, accomplished journalist and natural leader who will help us push further into delivering news in more creative and powerful ways,” said Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze. “We are excited to have him join our staff.”
Raymond began his reporting career in Kerrville, Texas, where he covered county government and general news. He spent the next three years on the Texas-Mexico border, covering local government, education, cross-border issues and drug cartel violence for the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen and The Brownsville Herald.
Raymond returned home to Oklahoma, where he covered health care and education for The Oklahoman. After leaving the newspaper, he worked in public policy at the state Capitol, which led to a job at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City. He produced stories for the statewide investigative team and his team’s stories won two regional Emmys and led to changes in state government and federal agencies.
Raymond is a University of Tulsa graduate and has studied in Spain and China. He is a native Oklahoman and grew up in the Tulsa area.