Robby Trammell
Newsroom Management Assistant Managing Editor

Robby Trammell is news director for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. During his 41-year career, he has received numerous reporting awards and civic honors. With The Oklahoman’s investigative team, he won a first-place spot news reporting award for coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and exposed wrongdoing in the 1990 campaign of an Oklahoma governor. Their scoop — “Governor Secretly Indicted” — was heralded as the biggest political story in the paper’s history. The governor pleaded guilty. Trammell’s investigation of bid-rigging by Seminole County commissioners in the 1970s was a forerunner to a federal inquiry statewide that turned out to be one of the largest cases of public corruption in American history. Trammell has a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He teaches Media Ethics at the University of Central Oklahoma. He serves as a director on the board of the Oklahoma Press Association. He is an ordained deacon in The Episcopal Church.


  • Norman veterans home caretakers lose jobs in abuse inquiry

    By Randy Ellis,, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Three caretakers at the Norman state veterans center have been fired after being accused of abusing an 85-year-old resident with dementia and attempting to cover up what happened. Termination proceedings are pending against a fourth caretaker.

  • Oklahoma City abortion doctor charged with racketeering

    BY NOLAN CLAY AND ROBBY TRAMMELL, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    A controversial Oklahoma City abortion doctor was charged Thursday with one count of racketeering and three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. The punishment for racketeering is severe — at least 10 years in prison upon conviction. Dr. Naresh G. Patel, 62, was arrested at his Warr Acres clinic Dec. 9 as a result of an undercover fraud investigation. His attorney said he will plead not guilty.

  • Controversial Oklahoma City-area abortion doctor is arrested after undercover investigation

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writers | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    A longtime Oklahoma City-area abortion doctor, Nareshkumar Patel, was arrested Tuesday morning at his clinic in Warr Acres. Patel, 62, is accused of obtaining money by false pretenses,