Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Desk Enterprise Reporter

Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com.

Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award for in-depth reporting after exposing corrupt school leaders’ spending practices with their district-issued credit cards. She also helped launch a digital start-up in Michigan, which led to a George Polk Awards Program grant for an online journalism project called Viking’s War, in which Michigan National Guard infantrymen corresponded with her online and via video for a year during the war in Afghanistan.

She’s honored to ply her trade on the plains, where she covers the weird and wonderful, the sad and beautiful, online and in print and on Twitter — if that’s how you like the news.


  • The Oklahoma City Police Citizens Advisory Board

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Eleven Oklahomans serve as watchdogs over the Oklahoma City Police Department in cases involving possible police misconduct. Read more about them.

  • Oklahoma City Police's Citizens Advisory Board treads line between accountability, secrecy

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The police department started the Oklahoma following the 2002 beating of a black man by officers that was caught on tape, the 11-member volunteer board was created to “facilitate interaction” between the department and representatives of various ethnic and cultural groups, according to the city’s website. The board reviews departmental investigations of citizen complaints, use of force and police brutality complaints and any other incident the board deems to be of public concern.

  • OU racist incident is not a first for college campuses

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Groups and individuals from Oklahoma’s two largest universities have periodically been a source of racially-tinged incidents, a review of The Oklahoman archives showed.

  • Oklahoma Observed: Reader mailbag and a topic poll for an upcoming piece

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    I’ve delved into dirt. Red dirt. On March 3,  The Oklahoman published the first in an occasional series dubbed “Oklahoma Observed,” an open-ended foray into unique or surprising Oklahoma topics. I kicked it off by looking into the humble stuff under our feet: red Oklahoma earth. Readers react I felt goofy outing my dirt fascination, which is why […]

  • Oklahoma Observed: Red dirt holds deeper meaning for tribes

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    To get behind our state’s quirks and characteristics, Staff Writer Juliana Keeping proposed an occasional series, dubbed “Oklahoma Observed,” an open-ended foray into unique Oklahoma topics. The soil of central Oklahoma, that red earth, is our first piece in this series.

  • Remember Wounded Knee: Activist in iconic photo was a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    On Feb. 27, 1973, around 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement launched the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Today marks the anniversary. In a photo that would become a symbol of the uprising, a smiling Bobby Onco raises an AK-47. Onco, a member of […]

  • Oklahoma Senate panel to consider legislation to ease police officers' dismissals

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A proposed measure seeks to prohibit arbitration in disputed excessive force terminations of police officers would ultimately allow cases to play out in district court. Backers say the measure would improve the quality of the state’s police forces, but opponents say the existing process is sound.

  • Happy birthday Johnny Cash! A look at the Man in Black's 1974 prison performance in Oklahoma

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    On Feb. 26, 1932, Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. He would become known as the Man in Black, and the singer/guitarist/songwriter mixed blues, rock, country and gospel in heartfelt, hurtin’ tunes that spoke to the common man. Before Cash died in 2003, he’d become one of the most influential musicians of his time. He […]

  • 'Always faithful' pals help save Marine's life after snakebite

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Second Lt. Anthony Kemp was bitten by a rattlesnake while he and two other Marines were hiking in the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma.

  • Historical accounts detail wave of flu deaths in Oklahoma during 1918 pandemic

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Newspaper reports and recorded first-person interviews describe the 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions throughout the world and thousands in Oklahoma.

  • Memorial's move revives discussion of Ada's disturbing history

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer, | Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    A memorial near Ada commemorates the 1909 mob lynching of four men accused in the killing of a former deputy U.S. marshal.

  • The #healthy65 Challenge: What we learned

    By Juliana Keeping, Enterprise Reporter | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The holidays are over, and so is the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge, a 65-day endeavor that asked its participants to do one healthy thing a day Nov. 10 through Jan. 13. Participants share their stories and what they learned.

  • Oklahoma veterans with brain injuries seek out hyperbaric treatments

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Though Department of Defense experts and others say no strong scientific evidence yet exists on the use of hyperbaric treatment to relieve symptoms of brain injuries, some Oklahoma veterans are seeking out the treatment since Gov. Mary Fallin signed a new law to make hyperbaric oxygen therapy available for free to Oklahoma veterans with traumatic brain injury.

  • The #healthy65 holiday challenge: What we learned

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The holidays are over and so is the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge, a 65-day endeavor that asked its participants to do one healthy thing a day Nov. 10 to Jan. 13. I roped fellow reporters into my scheme and asked for a final thought on how each of their challenges went. Here’s what health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove had to say about what the […]

  • Oklahoma Standard service campaign is announced during memorial museum's reopening

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    A new campaign designed ahead of the 20th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building seeks to reinvigorate The Oklahoma Standard. The term encompasses resilience in the face of adversity and strength and compassion that can’t be defeated. Companies and individuals will be asked to commit to one act of service, one act of honor and one act of kindness during the month of April, said Sam Presti, the general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder and a memorial trustee who will serve as The Oklahoma Standard campaign chairman.

  • This is not a 2015 resolution: Day 57/65, Week 9/10 of the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    I’m over resolutions. In 2014, I adopted a dozen simple, timeless resolutions Woodie Guthrie scrawled on a notebook 70 years ago. Five seconds later I began setting outrageous goals for myself. 26.2? You’re mine. HA. I signed up for a marathon. I got through the 20 mile training run in April. My body had a message for me:  A repetitive use injury called chondromalacia patella let […]

  • Offers continue to help Oklahoma City man in need

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    An Oklahoma City man who lived without water in his home for four years continues to reap the benefits of a campaign launched to help him. Oklahomans have stepped up not only to help restore water to Jim Watkins’ home, but to fix his roof and help him with health issues.

  • Deadly 1924 Christmas Eve fire in Oklahoma brought reform

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    A 1924 Christmas Eve fire in the rural Oklahoma hamlet of Babbs Switch killed 36 people, many of them children, and helped spark safety reforms. The fire during a Christmas program is considered among the most devastating fires in Oklahoma’s history.

  • 17 ideas to minimize holiday food coma, maximize health and happiness for the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge home stretch

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    We’re entering the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge home stretch. Parties, visits, dinners, travels — oi. It’s time to double down on our wellness goals through Jan. 13. The #healthy65 challenge began Nov. 10 with a simple idea: Do one healthy thing of your choosing per day for 65 days. The healthy thing can be physical, mental, emotional, […]

  • Protesters march in Oklahoma City following officer-involved shooting

    BY JULIANA KEEPING | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Protesters angered by fatal shooting of Oklahoma City man marched Tuesday morning. Police say Jerry Demonte Nowlin, 39, brandished and pointed a firearm at officers.




Juliana Keeping Today at 4:32 PM Two plane crashes19 years apart prompt Pa. school to comfort Germanwings mourners LINK @TravelingNellie #okc @NewsOK
Juliana Keeping Today at 3:05 PM #okc has a #police civilian oversight board. It examines internal investigations, is banned from reporting findings: LINK
Juliana Keeping Today at 10:58 AM Thousands of educators expected at Oklahoma teacher rally LINK
Juliana Keeping Sun, Mar. 29 2015 10:07:37 AM CST Enjoyed my trip to Industry Flea in #okc this weekend & love the lemonade candle I bought from @TheLittleBubble LINK
Juliana Keeping Sat, Mar. 28 2015 03:35:01 PM CST @JoeyStipek writes: Oklahoma Inquiry Traces Racist Song to National Gathering of Fraternity LINK in @nytimes #nicework
Juliana Keeping Fri, Mar. 27 2015 05:57:41 PM CST Talk With Us: Poverty in Oklahoma City Neigborhoods LINK via @OklahomaWatch
Juliana Keeping Fri, Mar. 27 2015 03:32:28 PM CST Boren: Racist SAE chant learned at national leadership cruise LINK
Juliana Keeping Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:45:57 AM CST What is it that seems to make Moore, Oklahoma a magnet for wicked weather? LINK
Juliana Keeping Fri, Mar. 27 2015 10:16:28 AM CST RT @guardian: Rejoice, rejoice, for sriracha powder is on its way LINK LINK
Juliana Keeping Fri, Mar. 27 2015 10:08:31 AM CST BBC News - Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness' LINK
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 04:19:41 PM CST Oh no - #breaking Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village LINK via @reuters
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 02:22:34 PM CST 8 #okwx terms you should know when #oklahoma severe weather strikes: LINK @NewsOK / because mesocyclone...scud cloud..?
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 01:50:18 PM CST Nice work @JoeyStipek !!! LINK Check out our former @NewsOK @TheOklahoman intern ya'll
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 01:49:01 PM CST RT @OklahomaWatch: Oklahoma Watch intern @JoeyStipek covers the apology by #SAE member Levi Pettit for the @nytimes : LINK
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 10:19:13 AM CST Oklahoma Joe: New start on road to respect LINK
Juliana Keeping Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:46:36 AM CST @lori_gourley nah we just got hail. cracked a window, but that's it.
Juliana Keeping Wed, Mar. 25 2015 08:34:31 PM CST RT @AP: BREAKING: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office: 1 person dead, multiple injuries after tornadoes hit Oklahoma.
Juliana Keeping Wed, Mar. 25 2015 07:19:55 PM CST Ok-eerily bright and cool outside in #okc and a huge rainbow...!
Juliana Keeping Wed, Mar. 25 2015 07:01:55 PM CST Not sure how #tulsa fared in storms ... Anyone? #okwx
Juliana Keeping Wed, Mar. 25 2015 06:57:16 PM CST Damage on highway in #moore . Not comparable in any way to 2013. Very small tornado. Flipped semi but not clear if due to wind #okwx

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