Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.

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

Top Stories


  • Prep Hoops Live: Class 2A-6A State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The road to the championship continues today with the Class 2A-6A state semifinals. Follow our live coverage here with the NewsOK Sports staff and more from Twitter.

  • Class 3A girls: No. 1 Adair routs Hugo

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    BETHANY – Adair’s Kylie Looney scored 21 points as top-ranked Adair blasted Hugo, 45-28, in the first round of the Class 3A girls state tournament Thursday night at Southern Nazarene University..

  • Class 3A girls: Heritage Hall steals one from Sequoyah-Tahlequah

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    In a sense, Heritage Hall stole one from Sequoyah-Tahlequah. The Chargers Morgan Meacham turned the momentum of the game with three big steals in the final minutes, two of them which were converted into baskets, as No.

  • Class 3A Girls: Hobbs scores 30 as Alva cruises past Verdigris

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Sophomore point guard Jaden Hobbs poured in 30 points, 17 in the final quarter, as Alva defeated Verdigris, 68-56, in the first round of the Class 3A girls state tournament at Southern Nazarene University.

  • Class 3A Girls: Johnson keeps Washington unbeaten on season

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

      BETHANY –  Washington’s Kelsey Johnson scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Warriors to a 73-61 victory over Spiro Thursday in the first round of the Class 3A girls state tournament at Southern Nazarene University.

  • Prep Hoops Live: Class 2A-6A State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    We're going back to The Big House. Follow our live coverage of the state tournament from Class 2A through 6A with Scott Wright, Ed Godfrey, Jacob Unruh, Trent Shadid and more from Twitter.

  • Despite problems, state tournaments will remain at Jim Norick Arena, officials say

    By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    During Saturday’s Classes A and B state basketball championship games at State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena, water dripped from the roof onto the arena floor. The wet spots near mid-court had to be constantly dried with towels during timeouts and other stoppages of play. There were also power outages there last weekend.

  • Oklahoma ready for statewide elk hunting

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Oklahoma will have a statewide elk hunting this fall, with the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission voting Monday for a more liberal harvest in the Panhandle than the rest of the state. Using surveys from wildlife biologists and game wardens, the Wildlife Department estimated elk populations in each region of the state. The dividing line for the elk hunting zones will be basically Interstate 35 and Interstate 40, excluding the Panhandle, which will be its own elk hunting zone. The archery, muzzleloader and elk season will be the same dates as the deer seasons for those methods of harvest. “Our estimate in the Panhandle was about 300 animals,” said Alan Peoples, head of the wildlife division for the

  • Q&A: Suzi Rouse, president of the Oklahoma City Gun Club

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Suzi Rouse, 50, has been president of the Oklahoma City Gun Club, one of the largest in the country, for the past eight years. She is the first female president in the club’s 50-plus year history. The OKC Gun Club began near Lake Hefner and was incorporated in 1958. In the early ’60s, the club moved north of Arcadia, where it now has several ranges on almost a section of land. Q: When did you first pick up a gun and start shooting? A: In 1996. I grew up with guns. My brother hunted, but girls didn’t shoot when I was growing up, so I never did. But after I met my husband, he was a Marine, and he started me shooting pistols. Then he introduced me to cowboy action shooting at the gun club.

  • Outdoors notebook: Fly tying workshop set in Norman

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    A fly-tying workshop for adults will be held April 5 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Deadline to register for the event is March 28. There will be workshops for beginners, intermediates and advanced fly-tyers. Cost of the workshop is $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members. Space is limited. For more information, call 325-1088. Trout derby winners from Lake Watonga Jarad Reed of Oklahoma City was the big winner in the Watonga Trout Derby at Lake Watonga last weekend, catching a tagged trout worth $300. The big fish winners for each day of the three-day derby were Joseph Hines of Tuttle (3 pounds, 10 ounces), Jason McArthur of Edmond (3pounds, 9 ounces), and Jeremy Brush of Foss (2

  • Prep Hoops Live: Class A-B State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    It's championship Saturday at The Big House. Follow our live coverage of the Class A and B State Tournament with Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh, Trent Shadid, Ed Godfrey and more from Twitter.

  • Prep Basketball Live: Class A-B State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Welcome to the Big House. Follow the action from today's Class A and B basketball state semifinals with Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and more from Twitter.

  • Class A Girls: Goodman, Young put up big numbers for Frontier

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Frontier’s Marissa Goodman poured in 29 points and Thristian Young added 26 as the fourth-ranked Lady Mustangs ousted No.

  • Class A Girls: Seiling's fast start dooms Turner

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Seiling scored the first 10 points of the game and never trailed as the Lady Cats downed Turner, 49-36, at State Fair Arena Thursday night in a first round game of the Class A girls state tournament.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    CENTRAL Arcadia: March 4. Elevation normal, water 36 and murky.

  • Jockey G.R. Carter ready for another season at Remington Park

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Carter is 56 wins shy of becoming the all-time wins lead in the AQHA.

  • Class A Girls: Jade Jones scores a game-high 20 points as Pond Creek-Hunter crushes Caddo

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Jade Jones played in pain in last year’s state tournament.

  • Class A girls: Summer Pennington leads top-ranked Cheyenne to win

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Summer Pennington couldn’t have picked a better time to have a career game.

  • Prep Basketball Live: Class A-B State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    The road to the Big House begins today with the Class A and B State Tournaments. Follow our live coverage with Scott Wright, Ed Godfrey, Jacob Unruh, Trent Shadid and more from Twitter.

  • Commission approves elk hunting season

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    After more than an hour-long debate Monday morning, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a statewide elk hunting season that will begin in the fall.




Ed Godfrey Mon, Apr. 14 2014 04:56:29 PM CST Outdoor Writer Mike Lambeth dies at 55 LINK
Ed Godfrey Sat, Apr. 12 2014 07:41:57 PM CST Collected Wisdom: John Gwatney, National Circuit Finals Rodeo chute boss LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 09 2014 10:20:10 PM CST Rodeo: Fatherhood and rodeo will keep Stockton Graves busy LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 09 2014 08:54:03 PM CST Yukon boy bags big gobbler LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 09 2014 06:36:22 PM CST Oklahoma City conservationist hired to regional position LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 09 2014 06:35:55 PM CST Weekly Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 09 2014 06:35:30 PM CST Turkey Time LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Apr. 06 2014 10:01:55 PM CST Vintage guns featured at OKC shooting contest LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Apr. 04 2014 05:10:38 PM CST Spring Gobbler Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Apr. 02 2014 06:04:45 PM CST Weekly Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Mar. 31 2014 02:00:57 PM CST Land of the Giants LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Mar. 28 2014 02:14:44 PM CST Youth hunters get first shot at gobblers LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Mar. 26 2014 09:11:53 PM CST Chickasha, Chandler, Moore schools win archery titles LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Mar. 26 2014 02:06:41 PM CST Oklahoma Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Mar. 23 2014 01:52:52 PM CST Archery in the Schools state championships set for Wednesday LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Mar. 23 2014 01:51:56 PM CST Grand Lake holding bass extravaganza LINK
Ed Godfrey Sat, Mar. 22 2014 10:04:18 PM CST NCAA Wrestling Championships: Bonnie Brands raised two Iowa wrestling legends, and now she's watching them coach LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Mar. 16 2014 01:11:54 PM CST Finding treasure in a tackle box LINK
Ed Godfrey Sat, Mar. 15 2014 10:34:10 PM CST @lancebucker no seniors on team. Find another scorer to take pressure off Hobbs and look out. Washington young too. They will meet again.
Ed Godfrey Sat, Mar. 15 2014 10:29:02 PM CST Class 3A Girls: Jaden Hobbs scores 32 to lead Alva to state title LINK