Heather Warlick
Features Life & Style Editor

Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family, entertainment and human interest stories. Warlick currently serves as Publication Editor of Mood, The Oklahoman's fashion, cuisine and culture section. In addition to writing, Warlick coordinates and styles fashion photo shoots, records and edits videos for online use and works closely with the features editor and assistant features editor to coordinate the daily Life sections. Outside of her duties at The Oklahoman, Warlick performs in a special event stage band, Black Tie Optional.

  • Of Character: Making a positive out of a negative

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer hwarlick@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Melinda Lauffenburger is the founder and CEO of Autism Oklahoma.

  • Film camp showcases the talents of autistic young adults in Oklahoma

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    A camp hosted by Autism Oklahoma is helping young artists learn how to create an animated film and celebrate their differences.

  • Oklahoma camp helps kids deal with effects of parents' addictions

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer hwarlick@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Statistics show that in Oklahoma, one in four school-age children is directly affected by a loved one dealing with addiction. Katigan said about 120,000 kids in Oklahoma likely are living in kinship situations, where a grandparent or other family member is raising them.

  • In its 30 year, Special Care helps children overcome stigma

    By Heather Warlick

    Staff Writer


    | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    pecial Care was started in the ’80s by Newby and Trigg and this year celebrates 30 years of helping Oklahoma’s children. Special Care, an accredited school up to kindergarten that provides preschool education and specialized therapy to children with physical and developmental disabilities as well as for “typically developing” children in the Oklahoma City area, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

  • Allied Arts raises nearly $3.3 million in 2015 campaign

    By Heather Warlick

    Staff Writer

    The Oklahoman

    | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Allied Arts fundraisers scrambled until the last minute Sunday to keep raising money, hoping to make the year’s goal of $3.4 million.

  • Allied Arts pushes for 2015 goal

    By Heather Warlick

    Staff Writer


    | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    As Allied Arts’ 2015 fundraising campaign draws to a close, the organization continues to seek donations to bridge the gap between the current amount raised and the campaign’s original fundraising goal of $3.4 million.

  • Norman youth spells his way to finals in national spelling bee

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Cole Shafer-Ray, 14, of Norman, Oklahoma, was one of 10 elite spellers who made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals that aired on ESPN Thursday night. He was the first runner-up in a bee that ended in a tie.

  • City girl 'Biggest Fan' of The Oklahoman

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Abigail Stemmons, 9, of Oklahoma City, says she’s The Oklahoman’s biggest fan. She loves the comics and has created her own comic strip, “Vampire & Sonada,” which she pitched to The Oklahoman’s editors for publication.

  • Industry Flea brings pop-up shops to Oklahoma City

    By Heather Warlick, Life and Style Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Once a month, Oklahomans will have the opportunity to shop hyper-locally at the Industry Flea, which coincides with H&8th weekends, the last Fridays and Saturdays of each month until September. The Industry Flea is at 399 NW 10 in Oklahoma City.

  • Wearable Art: Fashions found at Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts

    Heather Warlick | Life & Style Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts is a great place to find unusual, one-of-a-kind works of wearable art.

  • Shatterproofing lives: Rappelling event will take addiction awareness to new heights

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The Shatterproof Challenge on April 29 will have more than 80 Oklahomans rappelling from the top of the 30 story Sandridge Energy building in Oklahoma City to bring awareness to the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Shatterproof will host 28 rappelling events in the nation in 2015.

  • Pantone spring palette is perfect blend with Thunder team colors

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Four of Pantone’s spring palette hues — tangerine, custard, classic blue and aqua — are in perfect harmony with the wardrobes of many Oklahoma Thunder fans:

  • Luxurious linens: An evening of fabulous fashion and philanthropy

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    This year’s Linen Runway Show will benefit The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, part of the national Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The fashion show includes 34 Miss Oklahoma contenders modeling fashions created by Brent Patterson, from Marianne’s Rentals, out of table linens, chair ties and other wedding and party decorating accessories.

  • Music brings some 'back to life'

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A group of Blanchard High School students were so moved by the music therapy work shown in Dan Cohen’s documentary “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory,” they had an iPod drive and donated 60 music players to Oklahoma seniors with memory problems.

  • Oklahoma nonagenarians celebrate 75 years of marriage, a lifetime of love

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Dick and Edna Lutz, 94 and 92, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Jan. 27. The couple are a fixture at The Civic Center Music Hall, having spent about 33 years volunteering at the shows there.

  • A heart for children: Pediatric cardiac surgeon enables severely sick babies to stay close to home

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The Knight family, of Edmond, consider themselves fortunate that one of the country’s foremost experts on cor triatriatum, the defect that ravaged their baby’s heart, is Dr. Harold Burkhart, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.

  • Unsung heroes: Civil rights pioneers speak in Oklahoma City

    By Heather Warlick | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Fred Gray and Claudette Colvin talked recently about their encounters with history in the early days of the Civil Rights movement

  • A sweet proposal on The Oklahoman's Big Screen

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Ben Edison surprised his girlfriend, Allyson Bold, with a romantic, yet well-planned proposal on Valentine’s Day. The two watched on The Oklahoman’s Big Screen at the corner of Sheridan and Robinson, a video montage featuring photos of themselves, set to the music of an original song they wrote together, when Edison dropped to one knee and proposed to Bold.

  • Brookings Institute Bruce Katz speaks on progressive city growth at the University of Central Oklahoma

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    University of Central Oklahoma celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, hosting Vice President of the Brookings Institute Bruce Katz, who kicked off the annual UCO Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday in UCO’s Constitution Hall.

Heather Warlick Sun, Mar. 02 2014 09:23:58 PM CST RT @TheEllenShow: If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars http://t.co/C9U5NOtGap
Heather Warlick Wed, May. 15 2013 12:31:34 PM CST New post: Jolie: From girl with tattoo to woman with a cause http://t.co/zS4Nub7J8A
Heather Warlick Wed, May. 08 2013 01:00:27 PM CST New post: 'Charlie Brown' actor to be sentenced for stalking http://t.co/ZwjCjfzIX5
Heather Warlick Wed, May. 08 2013 11:55:51 AM CST New post: Singer arrested in Calif. murder-for-hire plot http://t.co/aZosieWD4q
Heather Warlick Tue, May. 07 2013 04:01:08 PM CST New post: Tipsy Tiger Woods embarasses new girlfriend http://t.co/voYEwfx1WU
Heather Warlick Fri, May. 03 2013 12:49:48 PM CST New post: Reese Witherspoon arrest video goes viral http://t.co/PNxhCP0Tif
Heather Warlick Thu, May. 02 2013 12:53:43 PM CST New post: Chris Kelly of 1990s rap duo Kris Kross dies http://t.co/ZS4hHXfGRG
Heather Warlick Tue, Apr. 30 2013 02:15:30 PM CST New post: Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility http://t.co/yOjQwvxx8J
Heather Warlick Tue, Apr. 16 2013 03:06:27 PM CST New post: Faith Hill says she won't do ‘SNF' theme this year http://t.co/V0MxeDq58v
Heather Warlick Tue, Apr. 16 2013 02:05:49 PM CST New post: Ke$ha aims for worst-dressed list http://t.co/nDjjMSPSm8
Heather Warlick Thu, Apr. 11 2013 03:17:02 PM CST New post: Movie extras sought for William H. Macy film 'Rudderless http://t.co/PSUeiW5qQm
Heather Warlick Thu, Apr. 11 2013 02:49:01 PM CST New post: Bruno Mars' sisters get WEtv reality series http://t.co/xlt3CMOXbz
Heather Warlick Thu, Mar. 21 2013 03:57:53 PM CST New post: Good boy gone bad? Justin Bieber's adult problems http://t.co/UHggvciQE1
Heather Warlick Wed, Mar. 20 2013 04:12:30 PM CST New post: Medical marijuana facility partners with Bone Thugs rapper http://t.co/khdVJEjBgE
Heather Warlick Wed, Mar. 20 2013 03:32:52 PM CST New post: 'Gilmore Girl' and ‘Mad Men' stars are engaged http://t.co/0MSo1mnJ81
Heather Warlick Tue, Mar. 05 2013 02:32:25 PM CST New post: Schwarzenegger to be executive editor of magazines http://t.co/dmzdeti7kj
Heather Warlick Tue, Mar. 05 2013 02:23:10 PM CST New post: Carly Rae Jepsen cancels Boy Scout concert performance, cites group's gay ban http://t.co/Zg4Bb8JfcB
Heather Warlick Mon, Feb. 18 2013 01:35:06 PM CST Post Edited: Rihanna takes London for better or worse http://t.co/tNVbFNb9
Heather Warlick Mon, Feb. 18 2013 01:34:48 PM CST New post: Rihanna takes London for better or worse http://t.co/tNVbFNb9