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 Today at 11:24 AM How can I not be thankful? LINK
Jenni Carlson Wed, Nov. 26 2014 09:53:50 PM CST @bornginger_ If you're talking about seeing me tonight, I hate to disappoint, but I wasn't there ...
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 06:02:06 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Reviewing freshman Samaje Perine's historic game LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 10:15:29 AM CST RT @ErikHorneOK: On a lighter note, great great story from @JenniCarlson_OK. I voted for Christian and you should too ->> LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 10:07:55 AM CST @agoldball I'm the thankful one! Appreciate you and the rest of Team Roberts. :)
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:37:54 AM CST @GeorgeSchroeder Gracias!
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:29:21 AM CST Hey, @DezBryant @DeMarcoMurray @bweeden3, @danbailey95 @JamesHanna84 @Lion_Hearted_33 @JRAN_1 ... could Jerry help? LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:24:48 AM CST Hey, @dallascowboys, this family could use some pub. Christian is a finalist in @nfl "Together We Make Football": LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:23:44 AM CST Good morning, @crossingsokc! It was an honor to share this story about some of your own: LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:22:40 AM CST Good morning, @OK_fca. Thought you might be interested in this: LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Nov. 25 2014 09:18:13 AM CST Thanksgiving brings together family and football. Team Roberts brings them together every day: LINK
Jenni Carlson Mon, Nov. 24 2014 08:32:57 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: Russell Westbrook not being ruled out for a return to the lineup Friday against New York LINK
Jenni Carlson Sun, Nov. 23 2014 02:17:33 PM CST @JonMHamm Thanks, John. A great runner and from what we see/hear, a great character. A guy that OU should want as the face of its program.
Jenni Carlson Sun, Nov. 23 2014 11:14:29 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Story in today's paper examining Serge Ibaka's increased 3-point shooting: LINK
Jenni Carlson Sun, Nov. 23 2014 11:12:20 AM CST RT @NewsOK: OU football: Samaje Perine turned a miserable day into one of the best in Sooners history LINK
Jenni Carlson Sun, Nov. 23 2014 08:53:54 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: A miserable day turned into a historic one, with the new face of the #sooners out front says @JenniCarlson_OK: LINK
Jenni Carlson Sat, Nov. 22 2014 10:15:03 PM CST @EkpeUdoh Yep, need to do that!
Jenni Carlson Sat, Nov. 22 2014 09:58:35 PM CST All right, football fans. Find somewhere dry and warm and have a beverage. You deserve it.
Jenni Carlson Sat, Nov. 22 2014 09:57:47 PM CST @BryanDFischer Lightning within 8 miles. Had to pull cameramen from roofs, etc.
Jenni Carlson Sat, Nov. 22 2014 09:57:13 PM CST @jwmings48 I'm warm and dry now ... and trying to put early today out of my mind.