Linda Lynn
Research News Research Editor

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma.


She has served as both a community editor and features editor at The Oklahoman and for the past 16 years has been the News Research editor, heading a department that is responsible for research, archiving, training and copyright issues.


  • Trivia Tuesday: Festival of the Arts

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    You know what time it is!  Put your Oklahoma history knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What anniversary is the Festival of the Arts celebrating this year? a.      30th b.      25th c.      100th d.      50th Q2: This year, the Festival of the Arts is in Bicentennial Park. In and near what area had it been held the past 30 years? a.      Myriad Botanical Gardens b.      The

  • Trivia Tuesday: Famous Oklahomans, State History

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

    Time for some trivia! Put your Oklahoma history knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What was the first bill signed into law by the Oklahoma Legislature? a.      Boot Hill Law b.      Oklahoma Historical Preservation Act c.      Prohibition d.      Jim Crow Law Q2: What year were women first called to jury duty in Oklahoma County? a.      1952 b.     1923

  • Looking back: Myriad Gardens celebrates 28 years

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    It's been 28 years since the grand opening of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, but with each season, the varied plant life within the gardens seems to renew itself, inviting visitors to enjoy whatever has bloomed, been planted or transformed with each new day.   Decades earlier, the idea of the Myriad Botanical Gardens was just beginning to take shape.

  • Trivia Tuesday: Black History Month

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Feb 23, 2016

    It's Black History Month, so we took our trivia to Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City and put a few people to the test. Watch the video to see how they did. You can also play along and participate in our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: Frederick Douglass Moon was the first black person elected to what governing body? a.      The Oklahoma City School Board b.      The Oklahoma Legislature c.      The Oklahoma City Council Q2: Which Oklahoma college was established for black students when it was founded in 1897?

  • Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma history, 2016 adventures

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    It's a New Year, and we're bringing Trivia Tuesday back. This month, we put a few people to the test at Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Watch the video to see how they did. You can also play along and participate in our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What decade is primarily associated with the Dust Bowl? a.      1940s b.      1920s c.      1930s d.      1970s Q2: Which governor was part of the “Red River War” and called out the Oklahoma National Guard to face off with Texas Rangers at the Red River

  • Trivia Tuesday: Holiday Fun Facts

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    We put a few people to the test for a special holiday edition of Trivia Tuesday. Watch the video above to see how they did. You can also play along and post your answers in the comments below.  Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: On Nov. 16, 1941, one Oklahoma town changed its name to honor cowboy singer and actor Gene Autry. What Christmas song is Autry most famous for singing? a. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” b. “White Christmas" c. “Deck the Halls” d. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” Q2: In 1953, little Gayla Peevy was 10 years old when she sang a hit Christmas song

  • Trivia Tuesday: Thanksgiving traditions, Oklahoma history

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    We put a few people to the test for a special Thanksgiving edition of Trivia Tuesday. Watch the video above to see how they did. You can also play along and post your answers in the comments below.  Questions compiled by Ed Godfrey Q1: What traditional Thanksgiving day dessert is part of Oklahoma’s official state meal? a. Pumpkin Pie b. Pecan Pie c. Sweet Potato Pie d. Mince Meat Pie Q2: What year was the Thanksgiving Day “Game of the Century” between OU and Nebraska? a. 1915 b. 1950 c. 1987 d. 1971 Q3: What is Oklahoma’s state game bird?





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