Brianna Bailey
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 Univerisity 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.

Top Stories


  • Home furnishings retailer West Elm plots Oklahoma City store

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    West Elm would be the first new national retailer to arrive at the shopping center since Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust bought the property last month from Chesapeake Energy Corp., along with the Classen Curve and Nichols Hills Plaza shopping centers and several acres of adjacent undeveloped land, for $51.8 million.

  • Late freeze adds to drought woes for Oklahoma wheat growers

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Temps dipped below freezing in many parts of Oklahoma Monday night

  • Paycom debuts on New York Stock Exchange

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Following a delay in its initial public stock offering, Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. debuted Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange, raising about $100 million.

  • Foundation Healthcare Inc. eyes reverse stock split

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Hospital company wants to boost stock price for listing on major stock exchange

  • Paycom offering launch is delayed

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc.’s initial public offering failed to make it out of the starting gate on Friday during a rocky trading day for U.S. stocks.

  • Panel approves plans for new Oklahoma City Kimray campus

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Some area residents are concerned about the potential for noise and traffic from the development.

  • Former Oklahoma State University athletes team up to bring new pizza concept to Oklahoma

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Pie Five Pizza Co. will open first Oklahoma City location later this year.

  • Unemployment down slightly in Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate ticked down slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent in February, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Historic IPOs for OKC companies

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    When Paycom Software Inc. and Enable Midstream Partners LP issue stock on Friday, it will be the first time two Oklahoma City-based companies will have gone public on the same day.

  • Aubrey McClendon writes letter in support of new Kimray campus in NE Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon owns land where new Kimray headquarters would be built, but some area residents oppose the development.

  • Old aircraft factory raises pollution concerns in Bethany

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    BETHANY — The old Gulfstream Aerospace plant at Wiley Post Airport has been closed for more than a decade, but remnants of the aircraft manufacturing operation still linger in the water around the old factory. Low-level plumes of pollution from solvents trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene have been found in the groundwater just to the west of the old aircraft plant. The chemicals are commonly used to degrease metal parts in manufacturing. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says that the levels of pollutants from the Gulfstream plant found in Bethany’s groundwater all fall bellow federal clean water standards.

  • Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries makes governance changes in response to activist shareholders

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    The company said it would nominate two new candidates to its board of directors at the company’s yet-to-be scheduled annual meeting and appoint a third new board member.

  • Securities regulators levy fines, restitution payments on pastor and son for alleged investment scam

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    A Broken Arrow investment company founded by a Coweta minister and his son has been ordered to pay a $50,000 fine to the Oklahoma Department of Securities for defrauding investors. Defunct McKroll Capital International, LLC also has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in restitution to investors.

  • Oklahoma City to get a Corner Bakery Cafe

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Dallas-based fast-casual chain Corner Bakery Cafe will enter the Oklahoma City market with its first location near Quail Springs Mall.

  • MidFirst Bank buys four Oklahoma City office buildings from Chesapeake Energy

    By Brianna Bailey, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Terms of sale were not disclosed for the four Oklahoma City office buildings that MidFirst Bank purchased from Chesapeake Energy.

  • Norman weather company forecasts growth, qualifies for state job incentives

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Three companies have qualified for up to $9 million in Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program incentives.

  • High school competition pits robot against robot in Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    The FIRST Robotics event gathers 62 high school teams from Oklahoma and surrounding states to compete in a fast-paced competition where robots outfitted with arms and flipper-type mechanisms catch and throw balls through rings and over a large truss. Robotics teams form alliances and compete by trying to to score as many goals as possible during 150-second matches.

  • State’s jobless rate declines

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writers | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Oklahoma’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February — the state’s lowest unemployment rate in more than five years, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Unemployment in the state fell 0.2 percentage points to 5 percent in February, making it the state’s lowest unemployment rate since December 2008, said Lynn Gray, chief economist for commission. Employment grew by more than 3,500 in February, according to household survey, while the establishment survey showed a decline of 4,100 jobs for the month. It’s typical for the two surveys to show contradictory results on a month-to-month basis, Gray said.

  • Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket liquor store in Moore, Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Moore Liquor in Oklahoma celebrates pastor Fred Phelp’s death with sign promoting Champagne sale.

  • Oklahoma City motorcycle dealership to rev up near Automobile Alley

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Indian Motorcycles’ dealer will be the first in Oklahoma City.




Brianna Bailey Thu, Jul. 31 2014 05:41:11 PM CST Vacation book: Bananas by Peter Chapman--about the history of The United Fruit Co. LINK
Brianna Bailey Thu, Jul. 31 2014 12:15:51 PM CST Many drunken tourists have tried to cross the freeway to get to In-N-Out Burger and many have failed, the hotel security guard said. #Vegas
Brianna Bailey Wed, Jul. 30 2014 10:06:54 PM CST About to shove plate of pastries into my purse at LV buffet. You will not break me, Vegas I will get my $34 worth. LINK
Brianna Bailey Wed, Jul. 30 2014 10:48:49 AM CST @_davemorris Thanks!
Brianna Bailey Wed, Jul. 30 2014 09:42:28 AM CST The BuzzFeed Plagiarism Scandal, as Explained by 'Shattered Glass' GIFs LINK
Brianna Bailey Wed, Jul. 30 2014 06:33:04 AM CST RT @joewertz: Trust me, Okies: Your government is being shaped by a miniscule contingent of committed complainers. To counter, make a phone…
Brianna Bailey Tue, Jul. 29 2014 01:37:18 PM CST Check out the new page for my series Unchained. LINK
Brianna Bailey Tue, Jul. 29 2014 10:10:10 AM CST Why was it easier is to find the hotel ice machine last night when I was drunk?
Brianna Bailey Sun, Jul. 27 2014 04:32:55 PM CST RT @stevesilberman: "Today, I watched a homeless man die at 16th and Valencia. I was eating a salad." LINK
Brianna Bailey Sun, Jul. 27 2014 02:08:16 PM CST ICYMI: Oklahoma City mobile boutique takes fashion to the streets LINK
Brianna Bailey Sat, Jul. 26 2014 07:42:32 PM CST My take on a Salty Dog: grapefruit juice, gin and club soda in a salt-rimmed glass. Here's mud in 'yer eye! LINK
Brianna Bailey Sat, Jul. 26 2014 02:26:55 PM CST @ShopCargoRoom @TheOklahoman my pleasure!
Brianna Bailey Sat, Jul. 26 2014 12:54:51 PM CST Got my shirt today in the mail. Thanks, @OMRF ! LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 06:58:41 PM CST @PaleHoseComm thanks!
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 05:08:34 PM CST My story on Beverly's and Chicken in the Rough, once sold at restaurants nationwide, is in front of the paywall now LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 05:06:23 PM CST A charming meet cute story about Beverly's restaurants. I've been getting these all day. LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 03:51:46 PM CST RT @OklahomaWatch: Five Oklahoma Counties in U.S. Top 100 - Fastest Growing - See which ones: LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 03:44:03 PM CST RT @Mecoy: “Ace” Greenberg, OKC native and Wall Street legend, dead at 86 LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 03:01:50 PM CST Toured @ShopCargoRoom this afternoon, a mobile boutique in OKC. Story coming soon to @newsok @TheOklahoman LINK
Brianna Bailey Fri, Jul. 25 2014 11:47:58 AM CST Paul and Connie Brown just sent me this pic, they had their first date at Beverly's in OKC in 1956. LINK