Ed Godfrey
Sports Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years.
During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade


  • Quail Field Day set Thursday at Sandy Sanders WMA

    Ed Godfrey | Yesterday

    Landowners who are interested in improving quail habitat can  participate in a Quail Field Day Thursday at the Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management Area headquarters in southwestern Oklahoma. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m.  and admission is free. Anyone planning to attend should email Lmciver@pheasantsforever.org. The field day is sponsored by the Oklahoma […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 14. Elevation above normal, water 62. White bass good trolling rattletraps along the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on flukes and Alabama rigs at 2-7 ft. Report […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Pitching dominates in Sunday's win over Round Rock

    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    After starter Mike Bolsinger struck out nine over six innings, relievers Ryan Buchter, Sergio Santos and Josh Ravin each pitched one inning and combined for five more K, allowing only two singles over the final three frames. Santos and Ravin each struck out two

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Mike Bolsinger leads Dodgers to 2-0 win over Round Rock

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Bolsinger, making his first start for the Dodger organization on Sunday, fanned nine and allowed just one hit in six innings to lead Oklahoma City to a 2-0 win over Round Rock at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • How OKC Kayak got its start

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    When he was 8, Dave Lindo joined the Green Earth Gang at the Martin Park Nature Center, a path that embarked the owner of OKC Kayak on a lifelong journey of the outdoors.

  • Outdoors notebook: Trout stocking to cease near Marval Resort on Lower Illinois

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY FROM WIRE REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The owner of Marval Resort asked to end a long-standing agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation that provided for public fishing access to the river at the resort in exchange for trout being stocked regularly at the location.

  • Sallisaw fly fisherman catches state record rainbow trout on Lower Illinois River

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Paul Glover, a middle school teacher in Sallisaw, landed the 11-pound, 4.32-ounce fish on a 5-weight fly rod and 2-pound test leader on a homemade micro-jig. The fish was 29 3/16 inches long with a girth of 16 9/16 inches.

  • Redbud Classic: Rookie runner Nathan Pyles to participate in his first Redbud Classic

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The 30-year-old graphic designer for the Funnel Design Group only started running last fall after a trip to the doctor in July revealed Pyles had high cholesterol. “My doctor said if I don’t start exercising I might have to take a pill,” Pyles said. “That sure didn’t sound like fun.”

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 7. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on swim baits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden […]

  • Turkeys and Earthquakes

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    You never know what you might encounter during a spring turkey hunt in Oklahoma. You might have snow in some parts of the state. You often will encounter a thunderstorm. And now in Oklahoma, you might even find yourself turkey hunting during an earthquake. Turkey season opened Monday in most of the state but on […]

  • Check out Oklahoma's Bat Festival Friday and Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom will host a bat festival Friday and Saturday to showcase Oklahoma’s only flying mammals. Mike Caywood, manager of Alabaster Caverns State Park, said the two-day event offers activities for all ages.  “We’ll be making bat masks, playing bat-related games and even mist-netting bats as they emerge from the cavern […]

  • Oklahoma's spring turkey season opens Monday with mandatory check-in

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Oklahoma’s month-long spring turkey season opens Monday with one major change. This year there will be mandatory check-in statewide. Turkey hunters west of I-35 also are required to check in their gobblers online this season.

  • Oklahoma's crappie season set to explode

    BY ED GODREY | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Generally, early to mid-April is when the crappie spawn on most Oklahoma lakes, the time of year when the fish move into shallow water and become easier targets for anglers.

  • Outdoors notebook: Bat Festival scheduled Friday and Saturday at Alabaster Caverns State Park

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom will host a bat festival Friday and Saturday to showcase Oklahoma's only flying mammals.

  • Spring turkey season forecast

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports Oklahoma’s 2015 spring turkey hunting seasons will kick off Saturday and Sunday with the special youth weekend for ages 17 and younger in all areas except the Southeast Region. The general spring turkey hunting season will open Monday and run through May 6 in all areas except the […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: March 30. Largemouth bass fair on chatter baits and swim baits at 4-6 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at the dam and in the enclosed dock. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad along the dam. White bass good trolling rooster tails along the dam. Report submitted by […]

  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge to hold event on Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The annual Washita National Wildlife Refuge Anniversary Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Foss State Park Easter EGGStravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Foss State Park. The event is free and include fun family activities and an Easter egg hunt at the Cedar Point Campground at Foss State Park. […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Wayland Bonds, Ringling and Chickasha win state archery titles

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Archery in the Schools state meet was held Friday in Tulsa with Wayland Bonds Elementary in Oklahoma City, Ringling Middle School and Chickasha High School capturing state team titles. Chickasha and Houchin Elementary in Moore finished second and third in the elementary school division. Chandler finished state runner-up in both the middle school and high school divisions. Individual state archery champions were Allison Crutchfield of Chickasha and Landon Moore of Durant for high school girls and boys; Riane Tuthill of Chickasha and Mitchell Ritter of Ringling for middle school girls and boys; Isabel Sutteer of Chickasha and Ruben Lopez of Houchin Elementary for elementary girls and boys.

  • First Baptist Church of Guthrie pastor feeds the multitude — with his Sooner Lake record striped bass

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    One of the great biblical stories is the miracle of Jesus feeding the multitude with just five loaves of bread and two small fish. While the Rev. Hersey Hammons hasn’t done anything quite that miraculous, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Guthrie did catch a 36-pound striped bass on Sooner Lake and turned it into many meals for his congregation.

  • Paddlefish action picking up above Fort Gibson Lake

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The spoonbill action in northeastern Oklahoma really picked up above Fort Gibson Lake last week and is about to explode around Grand Lake.




Ed Godfrey Today at 8:42 PM RT @MLB: 70 years and counting in Baseball... Red Schoendienst's love of the game and loyalty is an example to all in #MLB. Congrats. - Rob…
Ed Godfrey Today at 3:08 PM RT @Cardinals: This is the special uniform patch that the #STLCards will wear tonight in honor of Red's 70 years in MLB. #LoveRed2 LINK
Ed Godfrey Today at 3:07 PM RT @USFWSBirds: 1st place in the Nat'l Junior #DuckStamp Contest went to Andrew Kneeland, of Rock Springs, Wyo. Congrats! LINK
Ed Godfrey Today at 3:03 PM @TheFoodDood Check out my wild turkey recipes in Sunday's Outdoors
Ed Godfrey Thu, Apr. 16 2015 02:18:03 PM CST Looking for good wild turkey recipes from hunters for Sunday column. Got a good one, email me at egodfrey@oklahoman.com #hunting
Ed Godfrey Tue, Apr. 14 2015 11:28:31 PM CST Quail Field Day set Thursday at Sandy Sanders WMA LINK
Ed Godfrey Tue, Apr. 14 2015 06:37:40 PM CST How OKC Kayak got its start LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Apr. 13 2015 12:57:55 AM CST Oklahoma City Dodgers: Mike Bolsinger leads Dodgers to 2-0 win over Round Rock LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 10:35:50 PM CST Oklahoma City Dodgers: Pitching dominates in Sunday's win over Round Rock LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 05:51:31 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: Russell Westbrook just scored or assisted on 30 of the Thunder's 32 first-quarter points.
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 04:27:17 PM CST Dodgers win 2-0 behind 14Ks from four OKC pitchers. WP Mike Bolsinger fanned 9 and gave up one hit through six innings. #OKCDodgers
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 03:05:14 PM CST RT @okc_dodgers: Darnell Sweeney led off the 4th with a double, and later scored on a sac fly by Kiké Hernandez for a 1-0 OKC Dodgers lead!
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 03:02:19 PM CST OKC Dodgers break through in 4th. Lead Round Rock 1-0 after 4.
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 12 2015 02:32:27 PM CST Dueling no hitters after two innings at Bricktown Ballpark #OKCDodgers
Ed Godfrey Fri, Apr. 10 2015 10:59:57 PM CST @sportstoons He fouled him.
Ed Godfrey Fri, Apr. 10 2015 10:42:27 PM CST Redbud Classic: Rookie runner Nathan Pyles to participate in his first Redbud Classic LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 08 2015 08:37:15 PM CST Weekly Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 08 2015 03:59:41 PM CST @TheFoodDood Still early.
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 08 2015 03:58:48 PM CST @ErikHorneOK @mitchmcgary yep
Ed Godfrey Mon, Apr. 06 2015 06:26:36 PM CST Check out Oklahoma's Bat Festival Friday or Saturday LINK

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