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


  • Signing day spotlight: Five athletes share where they signed and why

    BY BERRY TRAMEL, ED GODFREY, JENNI CARLSON AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    A closer look at five Oklahoma City-area athletes who signed on Wednesday.

  • Hawks, Falcons and Owls Oh My

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Anyone interested in learning more about falconry and Oklahoma’s wintering hawks, falcons and owls can attend a special program Saturday at Hackberry Flat near Frederick. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Friends of Hackberry Flat are offering an educational program called “All About Raptors.” To help participants learn raptor field marks and gain a […]

  • Bass Pro Shops' Spring Fishing Classic begins Friday

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown begins its Spring Fishing Classic on Friday with several seminars scheduled by professional bass anglers as part of Bassmaster University. Oklahoma pro Fred Roumbanis has seminars scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Bricktown store as does 2012 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Brent Chapman. Roumbanis will be appearing at 6 […]

  • Recruiting: Arkansas State getting a steal in Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand?

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    There are not many high school football players with more exciting highlight reels than Edmond Memorial’s Warren Wand. The small, shifty running back has a knack for making tacklers miss and look foolish, reminiscent of Barry Sanders. Edmond Memorial opponents did not want to punt the ball to Wand, where his elusiveness was reminiscent of Joe Washington. Wand finished his career at Edmond Memorial with 5,085 yard rushing, and that includes almost one full season where the Bulldogs experimented with Wand at quarterback. He scored 48 touchdowns in his career and finished as the school’s second leading rusher and scorer all-time, only behind former Edmond Memorial standout Mark Olbert who played running back for the

  • Good quail hunting continues

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Bird dogs have been staying “on point” a lot more frequently this quail season. Quail hunters have enjoyed the best hunting in several years in western Oklahoma and are still pushing birds late in the season. I have talked to a couple of hunters who have reported good trips in the last two weeks to Roger […]

  • Rose State College's Bass Fishing Techniques class going back to the basics

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    In recent years, the bass fishing course at Rose State has covered “cutting edge” techniques. However, many anglers have been asking for instruction on tasks such as tying knots and how to spool fishing line on a reel, said Gary White, founder of Bass Fishing Techniques.

  • Outdoors notebook: Swamp People star Troy Landrey to appear at Oklahoma Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The show opens Sunday at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Troy Landry of A&E’s “Swamp People” television show will be signing autographs and meeting fans from noon to 3 p.m.

  • How Chandler Henderson shot an Oklahoma state record mule deer

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Chandler Henderson, 22, killed a big mule deer with his bow on Nov. 4 that, once certified by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, will be the new state record typical mule deer.

  • Tackle show opens Friday at state fairgrounds

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Oklahoma Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show opens Friday at the state fairgrounds and runs through Sunday, Jan. 31. The show will be held in the Cox Pavilion. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10 […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: January 28. Elevation 1/3 ft. normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs in black/orange, black/chartreuse and black/pink at 12-16 ft. at the fishing dock. Catfish fair on cut bait and minnows. All other fishing slow to fair. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, Lake Arcadia. Hefner: January 27. Elevation below normal, water 39-44 and […]

  • Travelblog: My birthday in Vegas

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    What happened to those $2.99 buffets in Las Vegas? The last time I was in Sin City was in the late ‘80s, when my wife wanted to walk up and down the strip and see every hotel. It was August. We were young and stupid. Before that, a couple of my old high school chums […]

  • Taking a shot: Oklahoma women are ahead of gun-buying trend

    By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The owner of Oklahoma City’s H&H Shooting Sports Complex says Oklahoma was ahead in the current nationwide trend of more women buying more guns, hunting and participating in the shooting sports.

  • Outdoors notebook: Oklahoma deer harvest up from last year

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Preliminary data from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s online E-Check system show that hunters reported harvesting more than 98,500 deer in Oklahoma through Jan. 15, the last day of deer archery season. But it appears hunter success was much better in certain regions of the state than in others.

  • Why Florida resident Andy Hall is glad he decided on buying hunting land in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Three years ago, Hall bought 160 acres of land in Garfield County to be his playground for bowhunting whitetails. At the time, Hall thought he was settling for second best. But during Oklahoma’s deer gun season, Hall put an arrow in the biggest buck he has ever seen.

  • Final SHOT Show Notebook: Chris Kyle patch a hit item

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Kyle patch a hit item at SHOT Show Among the most visited booths at the 2015 SHOT Show was the AmericanSnipers.org booth where, for a $10 donation, guests could receive a Chris Kyle velcro patch. Kyle’s life is the subject of the current hit movie, American Sniper, and the velcro patches were a very popular […]

  • An Outdoors Matchmaker

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Greg Ray of Broken Arrow is essentially a matchmaker. Except he is a matchmaker for sportsmen and outfitters. Through NRAOutdoors.com, Ray and his team vet outfitters across the world for NRA members, making sure the outfitters are what they advertise themselves to be. “We’ve hunted with all of them (outfitters). We’ve fished with them,” said […]

  • Norman resident's big game hunting shows still going strong

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For Steve Scott of Norman, who produces two popular big game hunting shows, attending the SHOT Show each January is like having a second Christmas. “There are several things I have identified here I really want to get my hands on because I know they are going to help me in […]

  • Notes from the SHOT Show: Benelli introduces first over and under shotgun

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Finally, Benelli introduces an over and under Benelli, the famous Italian gunmaker which has been making shotguns for 40 years, is finally introducing its first over and under shotgun. Benelli has always been a big seller of semi-automatics but its 828U over and under shotgun was very popular among gun writers at this week’s industry […]

  • SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Wade Middleton hasn’t lived in Oklahoma since 1986, but the Ardmore native who is the television host and producer of outdoor shows such as Americana Outdoors and Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries still bleeds crimson and cream. “I still have deep ties there,” Middleton said. “I love to fish Lake Murray and Lake Texoma and I am […]

  • Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma charity receives money from Bushnell Two Oklahomans at the SHOT Show Wednesday received a check for $365,000 from Bushnell. Edward Pulido of Oklahoma City and Ben Leslie of Tulsa were representing Folds of Honor, based in Tulsa, an organization which provides academic scholarships to the spouses and children of military servicemen and women who […]




Ed Godfrey Fri, Apr. 17 2015 08:42:03 PM CST 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 Fri, Apr. 17 2015 03:08:27 PM CST 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 Fri, Apr. 17 2015 03:07:03 PM CST RT @USFWSBirds: 1st place in the Nat'l Junior #DuckStamp Contest went to Andrew Kneeland, of Rock Springs, Wyo. Congrats! LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Apr. 17 2015 03:03:18 PM CST @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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