Don Gammill Articles
  • Gordon Cooper became first Oklahoman in space May 15, 1963

    Don Gammill | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Shawnee native Leroy Gordon Cooper was among the first seven Americans to be selected for the astronaut program. He was the last of the group to travel into space alone, setting various records along the way. "Gordo," as his fellow space colleagues called him, was known for his outstanding...

  • Traffic Talk: New road will be better than resurfacing old roadway

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Don Gammill: George Storm, Oklahoma City’s paving and surface coordinator, says part of S Portlland Avenue is being relocated to the east will “essentially parallel Interstate 44.”

  • Traffic Talk: Plans are in to complete work on NW 150

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    Don Gammill: Cole Hackett, at the Oklahoma Transportation Department, says the next project on the State Highway 74/Portland Avenue corridor in Oklahoma City will include several improvements.

  • Traffic Talk: Wheelchair ramps are there for a reason

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    Don Gammill: It may look like some wheelchair ramps lead to nowhere, but be patient ... the project is not completed

  • Traffic Talk: Paving material problems slowed work on 'Route 66'

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Don Gammill: Paving work on State Highway 66 from Arcadia to Interstate 35 work is expected to be resume and be completed soon, said Cole Hackett, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Transportation Department.

  • Traffic Talk: Changes to I-35 on-ramp are planned, Oklahoma transportation official says

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Don Gammill: Larry Clore, of the Oklahoma Transportation Department said, “The new eastbound I-240 to southbound I-35 ramp will begin further west on I-240 and will connect to I-35 further south, removing a lot of the bottleneck in the area” of Oklahoma City.



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Don Gammill


General Assignment Editor and Columnist

Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times.


He returned to The Oklahoman in 1986 after 11 years with the Enid News & Eagle, where he was a sports writer, assistant sports editor, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor of The Enid Daily Eagle.



At OPUBCO, he has been a copy editor, state editor, special sections coordinator, special projects editor, “know it” editor, communities editor and author of the Traffic Talk column. He was a co-founder of the company’s Newsroom 101 project for high school journalists and is a facilitator in OPUBCO’s Leadership for Life program.



A past president of Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives, he has worked closely with various professional journalism groups, such as Sigma Delta Chi and the Oklahoma Press Association.He and his wife, Becky, live in Edmond. They have a son, Bryan, a corporate pilot. Bryan and his wife, Kristy, have four children: Sydney, Anna, Caleb and Liam.

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