Adam Kemp
Enterprise Desk Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. 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.

  • OKC is elite for naked gardening

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Working in a business full of event coverage and random celebratory anniversary days, you often come across silly holidays and wacky events. And then.... you find out that World Naked Gardening Day exists.  John Egan, the Editor In Chief of LawnStarter, decided to bless my Monday with this amazingly ridiculous email this morning to let me know that Oklahoma City ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for naked gardening. No, that's not some random technique for gardening without fertilizer or without nasty chemicals.  That's stripping down to your birthday suit and getting outside.

  • Fiorina to be keynote speaker at Oklahoma Republican Gala

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Businesswoman and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual Gala dinner next month. Fiorina, who was chosen by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as his running mate for the presidency on Wednesday, campaigned on her business experience as former president of Hewlett-Packard, a company she led from 1999 to 2005. She also ran unsuccessfully for Senate in California in 2010 against Democrat Barbara Boxer. Pam Pollard, Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, said she is excited to have Fiorina headline the event. “Mrs. Fiorina’s ideas about how to reform Washington and get our economy moving again are exactly what

  • Top quotes from the 10th Democratic debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders squared off in New York City last night for the 10th Democratic debate.

  • Crucial info for tonight's Democratic debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The 10th Democratic Debate is tonight in New York City as former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders square off in a battle for the Big Apple.

  • Oklahoma woman is on the front lines of refugee crisis in Greece

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Mar 23, 2016

    Born in Colorado, Amy Shrodes moved in 2005 to Oklahoma City, where she worked at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society as a marketing and outreach coordinator.

  • The Morning Brew: The Inside Job Of The Flint Water Crisis

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Mon, Mar 21, 2016

    Missing files from flint city hall "definitely an inside job" Days before the federal government opened an investigation into the Flint water crisis, someone broke into a vacant City Hall office full of documents related to the embattled Michigan city’s water system. Nearly three months later, officials have confirmed that a TV went missing, but little else is known, according to the Flint Journal. Without suspects or a firm handle on what else may have been swiped, authorities told the paper last week that the crime may

  • Ten places to visit within 10 minutes of Chesapeake Arena

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Fri, Mar 18, 2016

    Greetings visitors!  We know you've come to Oklahoma City to experience all the hoops your heart desires. But perhaps you'd like to stretch your legs, get out and see the sights in OKC, find some tasty food or have a little fun.  Here are 10 things to do within just a few blocks of your basketball happy place.  The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City was subjected to one the worst domestic terror acts in United States history when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in the heart of downtown. After 168 people died as a result of the blast, including 19 children, Oklahoma City got busy

  • The Morning Brew: Seaworld To End Killer Whale Shows

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Mar 17, 2016

    Seaworld to phase out killer whale shows, end captivity  Embattled amusement park operator SeaWorld Entertainment said Thursday that the killer whales currently living at its facilities will be its last as it will stop breeding them immediately and phase out theatrical orca shows. SeaWorld will turn its attention to "new, inspiring, natural orca encounters," emphasizing "orca enrichment, exercise and overall health," while its killer whales are alive, the company said in a statement.

  • The Morning Brew: NCAA Tournament Bracket Leaked

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Mon, Mar 14, 2016

    Happy Monday, let's wrap up the weekend and prep for the week ahead. Grab a big cup of coffee to recover from the Daylight Savings blues.  ncaa tournament bracket leaked; Sooners stay close to home Oklahoma is staying home to start the NCAA Tournament, earning a No. 2 seed and opening against No. 15 seed Cal State Bakersfield at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “It means a lot,” senior guard Buddy Hield said Sunday evening after watching the NCAA selection show. “You're home and you know the crowds and the

  • Top quotes from Hillary vs. Bernie

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Mar 10, 2016

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders squared off in Florida last night for one of their most contentious debates yet.  The two gunning for a win in the crucial battleground state, hit each other on topics of immigration policy, the government bailout of the automobile industry and, inevitably, the Republican front-runner, Donald J. Trump.

  • Film on Holtzclaw case sets premiere in Oklahoma City

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Mar 9, 2016

    The trial against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw sparked protests in the street, demonstrations at the courthouse and town hall gatherings in his victimized community. One local filmmaker believes the conversation should just be beginning.

  • Starbucks Listeria fears reach Oklahoma

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Tue, Mar 8, 2016

    Fears of Listeria in Starbucks breakfast sandwiches have forced the company to  recall the sandwiches in 250 stores last week, including several in Oklahoma. Food manufacturer Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, which makes the sandwiches for Starbucks, said it recalled the sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches  labeled "Best Before: 07-AUG-2016," from 250 stores in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.  Progressive Gourment told the Food and Drug Administration that the recall was made "out of the abundance of caution" after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered on a surface at its production facility.

  • Candidates raising contributions for their Oklahoma primary campaigns

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Feb 29, 2016

    Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reported raising $719,273 in Oklahoma as of Jan. 31. Republican front-runner Donald Trump has run a mostly self-funded campaign in Oklahoma, but still raised $19,369 in the state.

  • Highlights from the GOP debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    Did you miss Thursday night's Republican debate?  No worries, because we stuck around through every insult and one liner from the five remaining candidates in the last debate before Super Tuesday.  Here is what you missed:  The moment Marco Rubio went after Donald Trump.... and won. Donald Trump on immigration:  Rubio goes after Trump again:  Ohio Gov.

  • The best quotes from Thursday's Republican debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    Thursday night's Republican debate on CNN was filled with many verbal scuffles, plenty of name calling and one candidate's plea to be picked on.  Here are some of the most memorable quotes from the final GOP debate before the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • What you need to know for tonight's GOP debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

  • Republican debate stage lineup set

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    The 10th Republican presidential debate and the final one before the Super Tuesday primaries happens Thursday evening in Houston as CNN and Telemundo host the only Republican National Committee sanctioned debate aired by a Spanish-language network. You can follow our coverage live on Thursday night on NewsOK.com or pick up a copy of Friday's paper to see a complete recap.

  • 4 questions about tonight's Republican debate

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    The 10th Republican presidential debate and the final one before the Super Tuesday primaries happens Thursday evening in Houston as CNN and Telemundo host the only Republican National Committee sanctioned debate aired by a Spanish-language network. You can follow our coverage live on Thursday night on NewsOK.com or pick up a copy of Friday's paper to see a complete recap.  Here are four things we are curious about heading into the debate:  Will Trump go after Rubio? Even after nine debates, businessman Donald Trump has yet to attack Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Now, Rubio’s numbers are on the upswing and the GOP establishment is coalescing behind the Florida senator.

  • Marco Rubio to visit Oklahoma City on Friday

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Tue, Feb 23, 2016

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will appear at a rally at 2 p.m. at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The visit is set for a day after the Republican debate in Houston and just days ahead of Oklahoma's participation in the March 1 primaries. Rubio has a fundraiser scheduled in Oklahoma City on Friday evening.  The U.S. senator from Florida has picked up several high-profile endorsements in Oklahoma, including ones from U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville. On Tuesday, former Gov. Frank Keating, who had been supporting Jeb Bush, announced that he is now backing Rubio. Keating compared Rubio to former President Ronald Reagan.

  • Other Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapters acknowledge racist chant

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    The racist chant that closed the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon likely was not just practiced in Oklahoma. The fraternity says five additional chapters have acknowledged they were aware of that chant.




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Adam Cooper Kemp Today at 4:56 PM @PaightenHarkins What's going on in Ames?
Adam Cooper Kemp Wed, May. 04 2016 04:45:59 PM CST @James_Poling I kinda enjoy how riled up other conference schools seem to get about the Big 12. So I hope they stay at 10.
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Adam Cooper Kemp Wed, May. 04 2016 03:55:31 PM CST New goal: Get Steven Adams to call me a young lad. https://t.co/YTWcneBUOY
Adam Cooper Kemp Wed, May. 04 2016 03:54:14 PM CST @mdotcarney I think this meme is one I most want to go away. Just admit to crying people. It's ok, you can own it.
Adam Cooper Kemp Tue, May. 03 2016 06:11:17 PM CST I lived!!! Riversport Rapids is way too much fun. Grand opening is this weekend. Video of my ride coming soon. https://t.co/pxPfU2Eybb
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Adam Cooper Kemp Tue, May. 03 2016 03:06:28 PM CST RT @DGoforth918: Video of Clark Brewster (Robert Bates' attorney) calling Harris family attorney Dan Smolen "a punk." https://t.co/DDJSXNyo…
Adam Cooper Kemp Tue, May. 03 2016 10:47:09 AM CST RT @Medium: “How Chris McCandless Died” by Jon Krakauer https://t.co/w9N9yYZNgx
Adam Cooper Kemp Mon, May. 02 2016 01:21:52 PM CST Got a random email today telling me Oklahoma City is the No. 2 city in the U.S. for Naked Gardening. WUT... https://t.co/0mMdCyyG0l
Adam Cooper Kemp Fri, Apr. 29 2016 09:13:23 AM CST .@SilasAllen1 has been challenged and he doesn't even care! https://t.co/6hcxM8QlEd
Adam Cooper Kemp Thu, Apr. 28 2016 09:28:40 PM CST @GeorgeSchroeder that can't really be his agent can it? That guy is paid... For that?
Adam Cooper Kemp Thu, Apr. 28 2016 02:37:22 PM CST .@anthonyVslater Has a fascinating article about the lengths the Thunder go to embrace Enes Kanter. Good read: https://t.co/kNhi3cXJi2
Adam Cooper Kemp Tue, Apr. 26 2016 04:10:50 PM CST @DGoforth918 This purgatory blows... twitter keeps talking about the thing that murderballed all of us.
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Adam Cooper Kemp Mon, Apr. 25 2016 07:52:37 PM CST RT @TimWillert1: @OKCPS board will cuts ties w/ Supt. Rob Neu, effective July 1, but pay him additional lump sum of $75K, including $47K in
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Adam Cooper Kemp Thu, Apr. 21 2016 04:36:29 PM CST I blasted through every episode of @TheZoneCast in about a week only to be blessed w/ a new episode today. I need more! #TheZoneCast

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