Trevor Brown
Staff Reporter
Location: State Capitol.
Topics: State government, the Legislature, state issues, politics.
Brown has covered state and local politics for nearly a decade. He spent five years as the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s statehouse reporter and previously covered state issues for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.’s chain of newspapers in Oklahoma. He was the city/county government reporter for the Staunton News Leader in Virginia. Brown 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 a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star and an intern at the Evansville Courier & Press. Reach Brown at tbrown@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 673-7466. Follow him on Twitter at @tbrownOKC.

Whitney Bryen
Multimedia Reporter
Location: Norman.
Topics: general assignment
Whitney Bryen has been a reporter and photographer for eight years, 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 Bryen at wbryen@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 201-6057. Followe her on Twitter at @SoonerReporter.

David Fritze
Executive Editor/Consultant
Location: Oklahoma City.
Fritze led Oklahoma Watch as executive editor from 2012 to 2020. Previously he worked at The Arizona Republic for two decades in various editing positions and as a senior reporter. He also was a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald, a writer and editor at Oklahoma Monthly magazine and a reporter at several Oklahoma newspapers. He received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma journalism school. Reach Fritze at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 902-6565.

Paul Monies
Staff Reporter
Location: Oklahoma City.
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 Monies at pmonies@oklahomawatch.org or (571) 319-3289. Follow him on Twitter at @pmonies.

Jennifer Palmer
Staff Reporter
Location: Norman.
Topics: Education, general assignment.
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 Palmer at jpalmer@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 325-2084. Follow her on Twitter at @jpalmerOKC.

Keaton Ross
Report for America Reporter
Location: Oklahoma City.
Topic: Criminal justice.
Ross joined Oklahoma Watch in June 2020 as part of the national program Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, which places emerging journalists in news organizations 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 him at kross@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 831-9753. Follow him on Twitter at @keaton_ross.

Mike Sherman
Executive Editor
Location: Oklahoma City.
Sherman joined Oklahoma Watch in June 2020 after nearly four years as sports editor of the Tampa Bay Times. He spent 24 years as a sports writer and sports editor for The Oklahoman. He previously served as an assistant city editor for The Tennessean in Nashville, overseeing coverage of topics such as growth and the environment, medical health, higher education, religion, diversity and the media. Reach Sherman at msherman@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 990-0352. Follow him on Twitter at @mikesherman.

Supriya Sridhar
Report for America Reporter
Location: Oklahoma City.
Topics: Poverty, blight.
Sridhar joined Oklahoma Watch in 2020 as part of the national program Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, which places emerging journalists in news organizations across the country. She was a magazine intern at Politico in 2019, where she researched projects and reported for Politico’s policy team. She has interned at The Oklahoman, The Wichita Eagle and the Louisville Courier-Journal, where she produced a story about the national shortage of emergency medical services workers caused by burnout and low pay. She received a bachelor’s in journalism at the University of Oklahoma and held leadership positions at the student newspaper, the OU Daily. Reach Sridhar at ssridhar@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 979-0907. Follow her on Twitter at @Supriyasridhar_.

Ted Streuli
Executive Director
Location: Oklahoma City.
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 Streuli at tstreuli@oklahomawatch.org or (405) 594-2429. Follow him on Twitter at @streuli.

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