Investigative reporter Jennifer Palmer has joined Oklahoma Watch to report on common education and higher education in the state.

Palmer has more than a decade of experience in news reporting. She started her career at a weekly paper in northern New Mexico, covering police and courts, where her reporting led to the ouster of a prominent judge.

She then spent several years at the Omaha World-Herald covering breaking news. Most recently, she worked for The Oklahoman’s watchdog desk, where she covered criminal justice, clemency and other topics.

Palmer’s work has been recognized with awards in public service reporting and column writing. She is a native of Norman and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she was also a columnist for The Oklahoma Daily.

“Jennifer is an outstanding reporter and writer with a great instinct for stories that are powerful and revealing,” said David Fritze, executive editor of Oklahoma Watch. “We are pleased she will covering one of the most significant issues in the state.”

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