Adam Kemp
Enterprise Desk Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State Football for CBS Sports.

  • A mammoth dispute: Plan to move Seattle elephants to Oklahoma City draws protests

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A plan to move two Asian elephants from a Seattle zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo’s elephant habitat is drawing protests from animal rights activists, Seattle City Council members and that city’s leading newspaper.

  • Dozens gather at state Capitol for first Oklahoma Muslim Day

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Imad Enchassi, a senior imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, along with more than 150 Oklahoma Muslims, were gathering to meet with lawmakers, discuss issues surrounding their Islamic faith and to pray inside the cavernous rotunda beneath the Capitol dome.

  • Storm damaged: Moore homeowner fights contractor after tornado repairs

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Moore homeowner Latoya Wright struggled to get to help after a contractor

  • Oklahoma City homeless man finds purpose in keeping stretch of NW 23 clean

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    For the past year, Tommy McDowell, 70, a one-time construction worker, has made NW 23 in Oklahoma City his home. But it’s keeping a 10-block stretch between Broadway and Western pristine that’s become his obsession.

  • Oklahoma man recalls experience as sniper in Vietnam

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Steve Suttles’ accomplishments as a Marine sniper in Vietnam are legendary. His 63 confirmed kills place him sixth among Vietnam War-era snipers, according to, a website dedicated to the history of military snipers worldwide.

  • Powerball fever on the rise in Oklahoma

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    The Powerball jackpot sits at $360 million, causing many to rush out to try their luck

  • Raise in Oklahoma state trooper pay produces increase in recruiting

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The start of the 63rd patrol academy might be less than a week away, but the recruitment for class 64 already has begun and officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say they already can see the rise in interest in part because of a pay raise that went into effect at the start of 2015.

  • Some Oklahoma bill proposals create fodder for comedians' jokes

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    From labeling homosexuality a bigger threat than terrorism to calling for the castration of rapists, Oklahoma’s elected officials at the state Capitol through the years have offered no shortage of what some consider outlandish ideas.

  • Santa finds comfort in holiday season

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Waiting in line to see Santa earlier this week, Aubrey Smith, 7, jumped up and down in anticipation. “She’s come to see Santa here since she was just a baby,” said her mother, Jana Smith, of Oklahoma City. “He is the most wonderful Santa around. He’s so sweet and really connects with the kids and I feel like they really get what Christmas is all about from him.” A lot gets lost in the holiday hustle and bustle. Between the long lines in the stores, the gifts and parties, attention sometimes never finds its way to the people who help make the season special. For 14 years, Dan Short, 70, has worked as the Santa at North Pole City, a holiday decoration store in south Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma seeks to snuff out Colorado marijuana sales

    BY ADAM KEMP, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Oklahoma has joined Nebraska in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to deem Colorado’s recreational sales of marijuana unconstitutional.

  • Civil War veteran's family, some from Oklahoma, fight for Medal of Honor

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Descendants of Civil War veteran say nation’s highest military award was bestowed on wrong man. Descendants of David D. White are fighting to right what they consider to be a historical injustice.

  • Thieves target package deliveries during the holidays in Oklahoma

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The number of package thefts increases over the holidays, officials say.

  • Some topics best avoided at holiday gatherings

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Oklahomans share their ideas on what not to talk about at family Thanksgiving meals.

  • 'Foxcatcher' shares the story of former University of Oklahoma wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The movie is based on the book Mark Schultz wrote after his brother Dave Schultz was killed by John du Pont, a man both bothers had once considered a friend.

  • Oklahoma highway, street crews battle wintry mix

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The season’s first winter storm Sunday dropped between 2 and 3 inches of snow in Oklahoma, and combined with a sudden drop in ground temperature, left many area streets and highways slick.

  • Oklahoma gambling: By the numbers

    BY ADAM KEMP | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Studies show that college-age men and women are the most at-risk for developing a gambling problem. Here’s a glimpse at some of the numbers detailing the gambling industry and Oklahoma: $3.7 billion 2013 revenue from Indian gaming in Oklahoma. 1.26 million Estimate of U.S. college students with a serious gambling problem. More than 100,000 Oklahomans either at-risk, problem or pathological gamblers. $750,000 Money given annually to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for problem gambling services.

  • Young bettors face troubling odds in Oklahoma

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Experts warn that college-age gamblers — those between 18 and 25 — are most at risk of developing a gambling addiction.

  • OU football chaplain arrested on drug, larceny charges

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Kent Bowles, the chaplain for the University of Oklahoma football team who is also a regional representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was arrested Wednesday on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, larceny, concealment of stolen property and obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses.

  • Meeker high school football team bears brawl suspensions

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Meeker Bulldogs had become a source of civic pride for Meeker, Oklahoma, a town of about 1,150 residents located about 35 miles east of Oklahoma City in Lincoln County. However, the team recently lost 22 players to suspension after a 30-second fight on field during a Sept. 26 game with Tecumseh.

  • Development on the Oklahoma River continues with whitewater center

    BY ADAM KEMP and WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writers | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Construction is soon expected to begin on a $44.5 million whitewater recreation, training and competition venue on the Oklahoma River.

Adam Kemp Today at 2:36 PM @heidigroover Guess we are stealing your elephants now. Seriously though, I'm writing about this. LINK
Adam Kemp Today at 10:47 AM The assault at Dust Bowl was actually on February 7th. Oklahoma City Police are looking for all the people involved in that video.
Adam Kemp Today at 10:27 AM A guy got his face smashed with a beer glass at Dust Bowl last night. Police are looking for the assaulter. Video:
Adam Kemp Mon, Mar. 02 2015 02:15:58 PM CST @beckycarman Way way way way before they ran out of Amazon Fire phones unfortunately for them.
Adam Kemp Mon, Mar. 02 2015 02:03:37 PM CST If you think you can guilt me for taking the elevator one floor... YOU THOUGHT WRONG, MISTA!
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 02:20:40 PM CST Protester interrupts the call to prayer at Oklahoma Muslim day. (Sorry I didn't pan up quick enough.)
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 02:06:18 PM CST Prayer service beginning in the Capitol as part of Oklahoma Muslim Day LINK
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:06:23 AM CST Bibles were also passed out from Rep. Bennett's office today.
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:04:42 AM CST Rep. John Bennett of Sallisaw, had flyers printed up for 10 questions he wants CAIR to answer. They…
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:55:05 AM CST Discussion about Muslim law enforcement officers in state. Two officers for OKCPD, and one in Norman. OKCPD actively recruiting.
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:43:32 AM CST RT @TonyinOKC: @Adam_WK they specifically wanted david holt and Stephanie bice to participate but they had better things to do LINK
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:36:44 AM CST Mike Shelton to crowd: "We have some ignorant people in the legislator. That is why you must engage. You have to let them know you exist."
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:34:17 AM CST More from Rep. Mike Shelton: "If you don't like what your representative is doing here, it's time to run against them."
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:32:42 AM CST Rep. Mike Shelton addresses the Muslim community in the Blue Room: "If you are not in this building…
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:06:05 AM CST Panorama of the third floor rotunda: LINK
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 10:02:25 AM CST A student from Mercy School sings Star-Spangled Banner to start the morning.
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:58:46 AM CST Adam Soltani from CAIR addresses the crowd: "We saw hate and ignorance as we walked in. But we also…
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:49:18 AM CST Members of the Interfaith Alliance stand in between CAIR members and protesters. Guy with sign…
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:30:18 AM CST It is so cold out here that my phone froze. Getting inside to bring it back to life now.
Adam Kemp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:27:21 AM CST This is Liz Cockrell she drove from south of Houston. She says she tries to never miss a protest…