Ben Fenwick, an award-winning journalist and former correspondent covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is joining Oklahoma Watch as enterprise editor.
Fenwick will work with Oklahoma Watch reporting staff to develop investigative stories and other content as well as report and write stories himself.
“Ben is a talented journalist and writer with a passion for news and an eye for a great story,” said David Fritze, executive editor of Oklahoma Watch. “He will help lead our staff to produce first-rate investigative reports.”
Fenwick has more than 25 years of journalism experience. He covered stories such as the Oklahoma City bombing investigation, the trial of Timothy McVeigh and the Moore tornadoes. In 2004, he was embedded with the Oklahoma National Guard reporting from Afghanistan for Reuters and other publications. In 2008, he was an embedded correspondent in Iraq reporting for the Oklahoma Gazette and the Tulsa World.
Fenwick also has written for the New York Times, Reason magazine, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Today, and other organizations. Most recently, he was news director at KGOU Radio.
Fenwick garnered awards from the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting, criminal justice reporting, and science and technology reporting. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.