Whitney Bryen

Topics: Vulnerable populations
Whitney Bryen has been a reporter and photographer since 2010, recently freelancing for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City. She also has worked as an assistant editor and reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call in Colorado where she received multiple awards from the Colorado Press Association and Colorado Associated Press. Bryen is an Oklahoma native with a degree from the University of Oklahoma where she also was a multimedia editor for The Oklahoma Daily. Reach Whitney at wbryen@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 201-6057. Follow her on Twitter at @SoonerReporter.

Paul Monies

Topics: State government, social policy issues.
Paul Monies has been a reporter for 15 years and was most recently an energy reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City. He’s also worked as a data journalist at USA Today and on the watchdog investigations team at The Oklahoman. Monies is a native of Scotland and has degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Reach Paul at pmonies@oklahomawatch.org or (571) 319-3289. Follow him on Twitter at @pmonies.

Jennifer Palmer

Topics: Education, general assignment.
Jennifer Palmer, who covers education for Oklahoma Watch,  has more than a decade of experience in news reporting. She started her career at a scrappy weekly 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. Reach Jennifer at jpalmer@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 761-0093. Follow her on Twitter at @jpalmerOKC.

Lionel Ramos

Topics: Race and equity
Lionel Ramos joined Oklahoma Watch in June 2021 as a corps member with Report for America, a GroundTruth initiative that places emerging journalists in newsrooms across the country. He is a recent Texas State University graduate with a major in English–Creative Writing and a minor in Journalism. Contact Lionel at (405) 905-9953 or lramos@oklahomawatch.org. Follow him on Twitter at @LionelRamos_.

Keaton Ross

Topic: Democracy
Keaton Ross joined Oklahoma Watch in June 2020 as a corps member with Report for America, a GroundTruth initiative that places emerging journalists in newsrooms across the country. He is a spring 2020 graduate of Oklahoma Christian College, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science; he served as editor of The Talon, the student newspaper there. Ross’ reporting on an admissions counselor who led a racist activity at a high school was cited by several national news organizations, including The New York Times. He has interned at The Oklahoman and The Norman Transcript. Reach Keaton at kross@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 831-9753. Follow him on Twitter at @_keatonross.

Ted Streuli

Executive Director
Ted Streuli has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 30 years at newspapers in California, Texas and Oklahoma. He served as the editor of The Journal Record in Oklahoma City from 2004 to 2018. Streuli is a past president of the Oklahoma Press Association and winner of numerous journalism awards, including the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ Will Rogers Award for Humanitarianism and the Carter Bradley First Amendment Award from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. His work in mental health was recognized nationally by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in 2016. He serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma and Peaceful Family Solutions. Reach Ted at tstreuli@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 594-2429. Follow him on Twitter at @streuli.

Shaun Witt

Director of Audience Development
Shaun joined Oklahoma Watch in March 2022 after spending seven years with BridgeTower Media as Regional Marketing Manager. A native Oklahoman, he also spent 16 years in Chicago. For six of those, he worked as Marketing/Promotion Director and Executive Producer at ESPN Radio Chicago. Shaun also regularly works with AutismOklahoma and The Pride of Piedmont band boosters. Reach Shaun at switt@oklahomawatch.org or 405-824-1469. Follow him on Twitter at @Shaun_Witt


* Ainsley Martinez, reporter
* Yasmeen Saadi, reporter
Jazz Wolfe, reporter
* Brooks Sherman, social media content
* Sierra Abbott, public relations assistant
Dana Branham, reporter
Racey Burden, reporter
Emily Cavallo, public relations assistant
Chase Cook, reporter
Bess Detar, public relations assistant
Carmen Forman, reporter
Victor Henderson, reporter
* Rolando Hernandez, data visualization
Darren Jaworski, data visualization
Brittan Jenkins, reporter
Mike King, reporter
* Jonathan Kyncl, reporter
* Mia Mamone, reporter
Jennifer Matthews, reporter
Alex Meacham, public relations assistant
Jenny Nygren, marketing assistant
Erick Payne, broadcast reporter
Arianna Pickard, reporter
Mashuir Rahaman, videographer
Dustyn Rappe, photographer
Ashley Sanchez, reporter
Sophie Schwechheimer, public relations assistant
Joey Stipek, data reporter
* Vivan Tran, public relations assistant
Farris Willingham, reporter
Michael Willmus, photographer