Steve Gooch
Photography Photographer

Steve Gooch has been a photojournalist in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years. His coverage of news, features and sports assignments has taken him across the state and country. Growing up in Oklahoma City in the 1960s & 70s, everyone knew a local naturalist/herpetologist named Bob Jenni, who would make TV and public appearances all over the state.
Gooch was always fascinated with the way Mr. Jenni could handle alligators, rattlesnakes, cobras and many other animals. He had dreams of becoming a herpetologist, however, his mother had a strict "no snakes" rule. So, photography was Gooch's career choice. He took photos for Northwest Classen High School's yearbook and newspaper, studied photography at the University of Central Oklahoma and worked at The Oklahoman on a part-time basis. In 1979, he wanted to start taking photos like you see on Navy recruiting posters (FYI-never trust a recruiter named "Speedy"). After three years assembling and testing underwater mines instead of taking pictures, he moved back to Oklahoma City as a photojournalist and has worked for The Oklahoman since 1982. Gooch enjoys keeping and photographing pythons as a hobby, and his images have appeared in national and international reptile magazines.





Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:07 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: A truck navigates NW 23rd near N Bwy He made it and @okcpd turned around everyone else, shut street down. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:03 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Water runs of the 1-235 bridge over NW 23rd. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 10:05:01 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: A group stands in a flooded parking lot of an apartment complex at NW 30th and Villa. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 09:30:04 PM CST Damage to a gas station at NW 63 & May. More storm pics: LINK #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 23 2015 01:16:45 PM CST Ben Carson wins #SRLC2015 straw poll. More pics: LINK #SRLC #SRLC LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 19 2015 02:09:34 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Veterans yoga class at the VA helps with PTSD.Check out photos,video and @jaclyncosgrove story LINK http…
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 16 2015 09:03:38 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Shawnee celebrates the 5A state baseball championship. #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 10:21:04 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Lookeba-Sickles celebrates their Class B state title. #okpreps. LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 09:00:07 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Lookeba -Sickles takes the lead back in the Class B Championship game against Boswell #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 07:26:20 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Rattan celebrates after winning the Class A state championship #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 06:19:49 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Nice catch by Rattan's Sebastian Thurman in the Class A championship #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 05:35:35 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Rattan vs Pioneer in underway in the Class A state championships. #okpreps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, May. 12 2015 09:41:59 AM CST It's going to be a busy week of #OKPreps. Take a look. @HSVarsity LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 09 2015 05:36:58 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: The Lake Overholser Dam is flowing. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, May. 09 2015 05:00:55 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: A stranded motorist pushes his car out of high water in Oklahoma City #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, May. 08 2015 10:02:55 PM CST RT @NewsOK: .@NewsOKPhoto was out across the metro tonight documenting the weather, damage: LINK LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, May. 08 2015 09:41:03 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Scenes from Lake Hefner after the storm. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, May. 08 2015 08:31:27 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Cars stop to look at a rainbow after storms moved through Oklahoma City. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, May. 08 2015 08:30:17 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Calm after the the storm at Lake Hefner. #okwx LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, May. 08 2015 08:30:15 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: After chasing floods and rain at the end of the day I get a double rainbow. Be safe tomorrow everyone #okwx LINK

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