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


  • Outdoors notebook: There's still time to catch some paddlefish

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    There is still time to get on the paddlefish action in northeastern Oklahoma before the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation closes its Paddlefish Research Center on Grand Lake on Thursday.

  • Local duo still practices the cowboy way

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Roy’s Creek Dan and Missouri Mae are the fastest guns in the West. Or, at least the fastest west of Hiwassee Road and north of Arcadia, the location of the Oklahoma City Gun Club.

  • Minor League Baseball: Q&A with former Red Oak standout Lane Adams

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Omaha Storm Chasers outfielder Lane Adams played on two state champion baseball teams at Red Oak and an Eagles basketball squad that won a state championship.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Biggest Loser participant no longer runs, but still staying fit

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Neill Harmer has turned to Crossfit workouts, a combination of weight lifting and cardio work.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Blindness, heart surgery has never stopped Benny Meier from running

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    He has completed nine full marathons and three half-marathons in the event. He started running just the half-marathon following his heart surgery four years ago.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 20. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap. Bass fair to good on swim baits and Alabama rigs at 3-5 ft. along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and near the draw down on the dam. […]

  • It's Cowboy Action time, Pilgrim

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The annual cowboy action shoot, “Land Run” starts Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club near Arcadia. The three-day event is the largest cowboy action shoot of the year at the club with shooters from across the country coming to Oklahoma City to play cowboy and cowgirl. The participants in cowboy action shooting contests even dress […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited chapter to hold banquet Thursday in Goldsby

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited chapter is holding its annual fundraiser and benefit Thursday at the Southwind Hills Event Barn and Venue in Goldsby. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.

  • Moore taxidermist wins four best of show awards

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    After previously winning first places at state competitions in Texas and Missouri for his work, Jason Smith cleaned up at last month’s Kansas Taxidermy Association convention in Wichita, capturing best of show awards in four different categories.

  • Different ways to cook a turkey

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Once you kill that gobbler this turkey season, how are you going to cook it?

  • Quail Field Day set Thursday at Sandy Sanders WMA

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]




Ed Godfrey Tue, Jun. 30 2015 11:05:20 PM CST RT @audubonsociety: 48 Hours of Birding in Oklahoma City: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers along Route 66. LINK LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jun. 29 2015 08:41:25 PM CST RT @HSVarsity: Checotah's @drewdan11 rises from small guy to do-it-all D-I prospect: LINK via @EDGODFREY #okpreps http://…
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jun. 29 2015 03:59:18 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: The Thunder has added Mo Cheeks to its coaching staff, The Oklahoman has learned. Billy Donovan now has two former NBA…
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 28 2015 07:39:55 PM CST RT @USFWSRefuges: For every $1 you spend on # Duck Stamp, 98 cents goes directly to purchase vital habitat. LINK LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 28 2015 07:34:26 PM CST Outdoor Oklahoma host inspires others with disabilities LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 28 2015 11:43:45 AM CST RT @MLB: .@Cardinals are the fastest team to 50 wins in a decade: LINK #FireEmoji LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 28 2015 01:26:55 AM CST RT @LangoschMLB: The #STLCards have lost one home game in June. It is about to be June 28. Take a moment to let that sink in.
Ed Godfrey Sat, Jun. 27 2015 02:43:23 AM CST RT @James_Stafford: “@Cardinals: #THATSAWINNER! Final: #STLCards 3, #Cubs 2 (10 innings). W-Maness 2-0)... #WALKOFFWIN LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Jun. 26 2015 05:58:42 PM CST Tough summer for campers in Oklahoma. Very few campgrounds open on Corps lakes because of flooding LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jun. 24 2015 09:18:47 PM CST List of campground and boat ramp closures on Corp lakes LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jun. 24 2015 08:51:50 PM CST RT @BBTN: Jason Heyward homers in his 3rd straight game as @Cardinals beat Marlins, 6-1. St. Louis improves to MLB-best 47-24. LINK
Ed Godfrey Tue, Jun. 23 2015 01:06:16 PM CST RT @AndrewKnittle: Aerial photo of collapsed lane of SH 78 as it crosses the Red River, by Dan Pennington, Durant Democrat LINK
Ed Godfrey Tue, Jun. 23 2015 12:47:59 PM CST Flooding continues to hamper parts of Oklahoma LINK
Ed Godfrey Tue, Jun. 23 2015 12:43:57 PM CST Facebook video captures Highway 78 collapsing on Oklahoma side of the Red River LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jun. 22 2015 11:46:16 PM CST RT @EarthPicturz: Highway to the moon Photo by Aaron J. Groen LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jun. 22 2015 11:45:27 PM CST RT @James_Stafford: Power Rankings: Cardinals first, but surprises in top, bottom 10 LINK > Can't argue with this.
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jun. 22 2015 01:15:41 PM CST RT @NewsOK: PHOTOS: Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley LINK LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 21 2015 01:13:42 PM CST <strong>Oklahoma author fields questions about Bennie Owen</strong> LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 21 2015 01:11:32 PM CST ‘Super Bowl of noodling tournaments’ brings together Oklahoma families LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jun. 21 2015 01:01:37 PM CST Book review: 'Oklahoma’s Bennie Owen: Man for All Seasons' by Gary King LINK

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