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 Thu, Jul. 16 2015 09:32:28 PM CST Day 2 of the @potus visit to Oklahoma #POTUS #POTUSinOK PHOTOS: http://t.co/OQNxAfkDtPhttp://t.co/u53lcLqXzA
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 16 2015 12:15:05 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: President Obama tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma @potus #POTUS #POTOUSinOK http://
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 16 2015 09:44:04 AM CST Obama supporters gather for his arrival in El Reno, Oklahoma. http://t.co/RDZO6p02ts
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jul. 15 2015 10:11:54 PM CST A presidential gallery: PHOTOS: http://t.co/PUsedelkRx #POTUS #POTUSinOK http://t.co/VsyxG2b57b
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jul. 15 2015 08:49:28 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: President Obama arrives at Tinker Air Force Base IN Midwest City. POTUS #POTUSinOK http://t.co/MG5FcHQs1z
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jul. 11 2015 10:11:03 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: One of my Instagram photos from the @NewsOK instameet @okczoo. #instameetokczoo PHOTOS: http://t.co/8hbGK3fG0w http://t.c
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jul. 11 2015 08:21:08 PM CST RT @bterryphoto: Wild ride for Josh Jeter last night at #IFYR2015 @IFYRShawnee http://t.co/Vxa9JcXgvt
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jul. 11 2015 11:50:27 AM CST RT @bterryphoto: Photos from a great story by @julianakeeping http://t.co/gaL8kBRlrY A dancer's final goal after a cancer diagnosis. http:
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 09 2015 10:49:42 PM CST Lots of photos by @sarahcphipps and @JackieDobs at today's morning #ifyr2015 session. Photos: http://t.co/pYNDlxQeuw http://t.co/IF0ldLDh6K
Oklahoman Photo Dept Thu, Jul. 09 2015 06:29:02 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Thursday morning mud at @IFYRShawnee. #iyfr2015 #rodeo Photos: http://t.co/uOYL5zBXNJ http://t.co/e3mXDLCfcp
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jul. 08 2015 06:06:43 PM CST Muddy morning at @IFYRShawnee. More pics: http://t.co/0QdJ2oUlkg #IFYR1015 http://t.co/nfEoAVvXnK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Jul. 08 2015 08:05:02 AM CST RT @sarahcphipps: See photos from the Tuesday night session of @IFYRShawnee in the mud. Photos: http://t.co/VzCRyoj860 #rodeo #ifyr2015 htt
Oklahoman Photo Dept Tue, Jul. 07 2015 08:51:53 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: How muddy is @IFYRShawnee. Ask saddle bronc rider Paden Hurst who decided to do a belly flop after his ride #rodeo http:
Oklahoman Photo Dept Mon, Jul. 06 2015 12:42:53 AM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Day one of #ifyr2015 Photos: http://t.co/si1ETWkw2x #rodeo #ifyr http://t.co/1IaxFeWN41
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jul. 04 2015 01:40:26 PM CST Bethany celebrates 4th of July. Photos by @sarahcphipps http://t.co/mOFFXSYFhU http://t.co/nKGDylmSFu
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Jul. 04 2015 10:19:38 AM CST Photos from Red,White,& Boom in #OKC with the @OKC_PHIL @okstatefair http://t.co/wjKqszpFWv http://t.co/9wxh0sRD30
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Jul. 03 2015 10:55:47 AM CST Santa Fe, just south of Waterloo Road in Edmond, OK after flood waters washed the road away. #okwx http://t.co/Av122F7FRY
Oklahoman Photo Dept Mon, Jun. 29 2015 12:51:18 PM CST Time to get dirty-it is International Mud Day. #newsok #photography #mud #feature #fun #summer http://t.co/0dvTV1zKUp http://t.co/rKz6IvOeXW
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Jun. 28 2015 03:31:17 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Meet the new baby giraffe at the @okczoo. #giraffe #zoobabies #zoo PHOTOS: http://t.co/ei11gBWSUA http://t.co/8GZlLLM3bx
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Jun. 28 2015 01:49:01 PM CST See pictures from SoonerCon 2015: http://t.co/Pv38XtkH5p

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