Brianna Bailey
Business Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern California. Bailey joined the business desk at the Oklahoman in January 2013. She lives in Norman with her husband and two daughters.

  • Oklahoma City's Boulevard Cafeteria contents set for auction

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 1, 2016

    The auction will include an antique change-making machine as well as much of the mid-20th century vintage dining room decor from the recently closed Oklahoma City cafeteria.

  • Four companies qualify for Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program incentives

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    Four companies have qualified to reap up to $11.74 million in state incentives for creating as many as 679 jobs over the next 10 years through the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce said.

  • Oklahoma City sees large loss of jobs in energy sector during the last 12 months

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    According to numbers released Wednesday, the energy sector in Oklahoma City saw a 14.3 percent decline in jobs over the past 12 months.

  • Cause for Oklahoma E. coli cases still unclear

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    Company and public health officials still don't know the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened three people who ate at the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 765 Asp Ave.

  • LSB restarts its Alabama plant, Pryor facility still undergoing repairs

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. said Wednesday its Cherokee, Ala., chemical plant restarted Christmas Eve after a hydrogen leak put it out of production earlier this month. The company's Pryor facility is still undergoing repairs. The company management estimates that its unplanned outage at the Cherokee plant will reduce operating income by about $2.5 million to $3 million.

  • Small Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will launch international poker website after arbitrator's ruling

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will launch an international gaming website, pokertribes.com, after an arbitrator ruled that the venture is not a violation of federal or state law and falls under the Oklahoma Tribal-State Gaming Compact.

  • 2015 was a busy year on Oklahoma City's retail scene

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City saw lots of big retail announcements in 2015, and even more are expected to be coming in 2016.

  • Meers restaurant owner accused of violating wage, child labor laws

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    In a U.S. District Court complaint filed Wednesday in Oklahoma City, the U.S. Labor Department said Meers Store & Restaurant owes more than $181,000 to workers for unpaid wages dating back to 2012.

  • Trader Joe's set to open first Oklahoma store in Tulsa

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    The Tulsa Trader Joe's will host a grand opening 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at 3702 S Peoria.

  • Sen. Jim Inhofe talks highway funding, oil exports and climate change

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 25, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey recently sat down for a question and answer session with with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.

  • Oklahoma beer distributor launches group to push for beer law changes

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    Wholesaler Anheuser-Busch of Oklahoma has launched a new trade association to support reform of alcohol laws in the state. Oklahoma Beer Alliance will push for reforms that include cold, full-strength beer in stores instead of 3.2 percent beer.

  • Making a list: Stores expect last-minute Christmas Eve shoppers to check lists twice

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    As Christmas approaches, area stores are seeing an influx of last-minute shoppers getting ready for the holiday.

  • Lawyer sues Oklahoma City, developer over plans for Triangle development

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    An Oklahoma City attorney is suing developer WP Glimcher and Oklahoma City over plans to expand the Triangle at Classen Curve shopping center with multilevel apartments and more shops and restaurants.

  • SandRidge refuses to shut down disposal wells after quakes

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. has refused to follow an Oklahoma Corporation Commission directive to close six wastewater disposal wells in northwest Oklahoma after earthquakes in the area.

  • Oklahoma's unemployment rate dropped in November

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    The number of Oklahomans who were unemployed fell in November slightly, federal and state officials say. The Sooner State's unemployment rate for the month was 4.2 percent, down a tenth of a percentage point.

  • T.G.I. Elf

    Brianna Bailey | Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    I was not in the newsroom yesterday, and reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove commandeered the NewsOK Elf. She as assured me that Pistol Pete is not doing anything improper with Sparkle.  Look for more of Sparkle the Elf's newsroom antics this Christmas season on newsok.

  • Oklahoma City's historic milk bottle building is empty again, but it won't be that way for long

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    The boutique Prairie Gothic has closed at Oklahoma City's historic milk bottle grocery building. Landscape architect Brent Wall will move his business LAUD Studio into the milk bottle building in January.

  • Are you experiencing elf fatigue? I am.

    Brianna Bailey | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    It's really hard to keep this newsroom elf thing going. When I came up with the idea, I really thought my coworkers would jump in and take it over, prank each other with it. We'd all have laugh.  Nope. Everyone is over it. And now I'm the weird office elf lady. Imagine the lamest, most unfunny joke you ever told and being forced to tell it over and over each day until Christmas. This is my private hell.   Sparkle visited NewsOK multimedia guru Tiffany Gibson today. Let's hope he stays tied down.  Look for more of Sparkle the Elf's newsroom antics this Christmas season on newsok.

  • Oklahoma City is a growing source of technology talent, report finds

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City is seeing growth in tech talent, and is an attractive place for technology companies to hire, according to a report by the global real estate firm CBRE. Oklahoma City's largest tech company, Paycom Software Inc., also has been a driving force behind the growth of tech talent in Oklahoma City.

  • Tuesday with the NewsOK elf

    Brianna Bailey | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The NewsOK elf left some homemade Christmas cookies on Business Editor Don Mecoy's chair this morning. Don is also my boss.  Am I sucking up? Maybe.  Look for more of Sparkle the Elf's newsroom antics this Christmas season on newsok.




Brianna Bailey Fri, Feb. 12 2016 08:54:48 PM CST You may know them as "cupcakes," but I call them "shame snacks." https://t.co/sy3Nrx8m86
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 04:00:27 PM CST And the results of my poll are in https://t.co/cfDr0w3Wmj
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 03:13:56 PM CST And now we're just straight up calling it an oil bust. Budget hole grows to $1.3 billion amid oil bust https://t.co/a2Ae8HMEAO
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 02:52:57 PM CST RT @OKPolicy: New estimate by state officials puts Oklahoma's budget shortfall at $1.3 billion, an almost 20 percent drop from current year
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 02:51:52 PM CST If you missed my retail chat this morning, you can read the transcript here: https://t.co/PIDl2MYnea https://t.co/WLPD9VuFXR
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 02:50:36 PM CST Images https://t.co/OHW8hguOkE
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 02:07:47 PM CST RT @DuncanWeldon: Because production cuts by OPEC are good for growth now. Welcome to bizzaro-world. https://t.co/lhVywpw0Sn
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 01:47:36 PM CST Hertz warns 255 Oklahoma City employees of pending layoffs https://t.co/tfBpRL0n1N
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 12:01:43 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oklahoma tribe agrees to pay $48 million to avoid prosecution in payday lending scheme, by @BriOKC https://t.co/38XEwTAZQ6
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 12:01:39 PM CST RT @Mecoy: It's arrangement that blooms over half-century for florist, by @BriOKC https://t.co/oJ0yGCTD40
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 10:13:50 AM CST I'm live on @newsok now, taking your questions about retail an other local business news https://t.co/XRstfxjVTv https://t.co/7Opl3eKi8A
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 09:52:20 AM CST Submit your questions now for my retail live chat. Starts at 10 a.m. https://t.co/XRstfxjVTv https://t.co/awGo6C85tb
Brianna Bailey Thu, Feb. 11 2016 09:37:35 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Join @briOKC for her monthly retail chat at 10 a.m. Submit your questions now: https://t.co/tnVweZ6P5f https://t.co/CYzXIK0dNI
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 09:42:58 PM CST @lennonpatton @R_Elivabus Mulligan Flats was more to the west of downtown. I'm not sure what neighborhood you'd call this.
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 08:58:36 PM CST @R_Elivabus how did that photo turn out?
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 06:11:07 PM CST Oklahoma tribe agrees to pay $48 million to avoid prosecution in payday lending scheme https://t.co/08nXboIfSe
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 03:02:25 PM CST RT @rossputman: I just made a new Twitter to track intros of female characters in scripts I read. Follow @femscriptintros if you'd like.
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 03:00:30 PM CST Top reason you will join my retail live chat tomorrow at 10 a.m. on @NewsOK
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 02:49:25 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Don't forget to join @briOKC for her monthly retail chat tomorrow at 10 a.m. You can start submitting questions at 9:30 a.m.
Brianna Bailey Wed, Feb. 10 2016 02:13:32 PM CST RT @myriadgardens: We are sending out a a BIG happy 1yr anniversary to @TheOklahoman @NewsOK on being downtown. Ur a great neighbor! https:

Advertisement