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, May. 25 2015 09:55:39 AM CST The Boss, @MikeSherman, leading a great panel on landing coveted assignments. #AWSM2015 LINK
Jenni Carlson Mon, May. 25 2015 12:01:06 AM CST @catosterman Ah, of course. Sad that we'll miss seeing you. Soon, though, I hope!
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 09:59:18 PM CST @catosterman Thanks! You going to make an appearance in OKC during the WCWS?
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 11:49:52 AM CST On the Division II softball, I'm told that it's too early to determine where Monday's title game will be played.
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 11:48:23 AM CST READ THIS. https://t.co/f1eKFpJAUC
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 11:27:08 AM CST @RLenziBlade Oh, I'm still here. Sitting not far behind you, actually! But I'm still getting news from our OKC peeps! :)
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 11:25:28 AM CST Because of all the rain, today's Division II softball games are being moved to Oklahoma Christian and its turf field. Games at 3p and 615p.
Jenni Carlson Sun, May. 24 2015 07:44:10 AM CST RT @GatorZoneChris: BillyD & wife Christine say goodbye to #Gators via full-page ad in Gainesville Sun. Class act. Hardly a surprise. http:…
Jenni Carlson Fri, May. 22 2015 02:57:01 PM CST Red Wolves it is at Capitol Hill. I probably would have voted for Guardians, but either way, the school got a unique mascot.
Jenni Carlson Fri, May. 22 2015 02:55:46 PM CST Capitol Hill High School announces new mascot LINK
Jenni Carlson Fri, May. 22 2015 01:55:31 PM CST At Capitol Hill HS where a new mascot will be announced. Redskins is out. Will it be Guardians or RedWolves?
Jenni Carlson Fri, May. 22 2015 09:55:56 AM CST ICYMI: Today's the day Capitol Hill announces its new mascot. Either way, it's an investment in the future. LINK
Jenni Carlson Thu, May. 21 2015 12:06:57 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: Just finished the latest draft of my upcoming profile of @OU_Track pole vaulter @jtannerwilliams. Really excited for you a…
Jenni Carlson Thu, May. 21 2015 12:04:52 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: ICYMI: My story in today's newspaper on @OU_Softball freshman third baseman @kelsarnold12 LINK #Sooners
Jenni Carlson Thu, May. 21 2015 11:50:29 AM CST RT @MikeSherman: Capitol Hill will spend/invest a quarter-million to change its mascot from Redskins. Which is it? via @JenniCarlson_OK @Th…
Jenni Carlson Wed, May. 20 2015 11:41:03 AM CST Former #OKState administrator and Rodgers State. Congrats, Wren! https://t.co/8r1DSwuMpb
Jenni Carlson Wed, May. 20 2015 11:10:01 AM CST RT @WojYahooNBA: Yahoo Sources: Scott Brooks passing on New Orleans and Denver coaching interviews, likely sitting out next season. http://…
Jenni Carlson Wed, May. 20 2015 11:08:04 AM CST RT @jjhelsley: We are LIVE at the #okstate live chat. C'mon, bring your questions. The queue is a bit empty. LINK
Jenni Carlson Wed, May. 20 2015 10:39:20 AM CST Power Lunch live chat with John Helsley. You know you want to ask a question! LINK
Jenni Carlson Wed, May. 20 2015 09:58:54 AM CST RT @jjhelsley: Hump Day version of the OSU Power Lunch live chat coming up at 11 a.m. Plan to join me. #OkState baseball, football, hoops o…

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