Jenni Carlson
Sports Columnist

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football games. Her mom kept the scorebook during baseball games and yelled her head off no matter the sport. They passed along that passion to Carlson and her two younger brothers.



Carlson played golf in high school and planned to play in college, but when she started at the University of Kansas, she decided to focus her attention on journalism. It’s a decision that she’s never regretted.



Her first big story was a profile on Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams for the yearbook, and Carlson has enjoyed interviewing sports figures and sharing their stories every since.
Carlson is a 1997 graduate of Kansas. She and her husband, Ryan, were married in 2009 and live in Oklahoma City. They welcomed their first child, Millie, in June 2012. Carlson was the president of the Association for Women in Sports Media from 2008-10 and chair of the board from 2010-12.







Jenni Carlson Mon, Jul. 06 2015 10:43:00 PM CST ICYMI: The amazing journey of Tyrone Lewis. https://t.co/tTWERRtzFd
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jul. 06 2015 10:16:46 PM CST RT @Rivals: HOOPS: #Rivals150 G Payton Pritchard has decommitted from the #Sooners via @CareyWWLS and @SoonerScoop LINK
Jenni Carlson Sun, Jul. 05 2015 06:31:20 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: ICYMI: Kevin Durant visits summer league, says surgically-repaired foot is progressing on schedule LINK
Jenni Carlson Sun, Jul. 05 2015 06:28:53 PM CST @aadelsonESPN Awww. :)
Jenni Carlson Sun, Jul. 05 2015 06:18:35 PM CST RT @Jake_Trotter: Even the Brazilian men's team thinks this is embarrassing
Jenni Carlson Sun, Jul. 05 2015 10:37:40 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Good update on Kevin Durant via @DarnellMayberry -> LINK
Jenni Carlson Fri, Jul. 03 2015 06:35:15 PM CST He gave up college coaching and MMA possibilities to live his American dream. Meet Tyrone Lewis. LINK
Jenni Carlson Fri, Jul. 03 2015 11:28:15 AM CST Wondering where former Oklahoma prep standout Allonzo Trier is in this game today? Here's your answer: https://t.co/RgOnwi6cw7
Jenni Carlson Fri, Jul. 03 2015 07:08:41 AM CST See #OKState PG @Hungry_humble0 then! https://t.co/SghXApLtea
Jenni Carlson Thu, Jul. 02 2015 01:28:54 PM CST Made me think of this: https://t.co/gpA1QHekfX https://t.co/umqxf1yZhP
Jenni Carlson Thu, Jul. 02 2015 07:23:58 AM CST READ THIS: Could selling beer at college football games actually help curb drunkenness and binge drinking? LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jun. 30 2015 07:48:23 PM CST @ginamizell I see what you did there. #sportowholovesbroadway
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jun. 30 2015 02:34:15 PM CST RT @thatsean: Next up @ryaber will join the #AdamsTheory next to talk Oklahoma, Big 12 growth and OU David Boren. cc: @am1300thezone
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jun. 30 2015 10:50:00 AM CST RT @DMRCyclones: Peterson: Deaths of Jackson Vroman, others often hit Iowa State community at personal level: LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jun. 30 2015 10:12:51 AM CST @Jsp3945 Aw, thanks, Josh! Thanks to you and Kenny for saying hi!!!
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jun. 29 2015 09:28:09 PM CST @CathJSweeney You can go outside without immediately breaking into a sweat. I think we're even.
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jun. 29 2015 09:26:33 PM CST @CathJSweeney OSCN is crazy good.
Jenni Carlson Sun, Jun. 28 2015 07:25:16 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Meet the family that guided Cameron Payne to this monumental moment: LINK
Jenni Carlson Wed, Jun. 24 2015 09:47:10 PM CST @anthonyVslater You mean I gotta get on Snapchat now?!? You kids and your crazy social media ... ;)
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jun. 23 2015 05:58:33 PM CST RT @BR_NBA: VIDEO: @celtics’ Marcus Smart drains a half-court shot while laying on his back at his old HS LINK LINK

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