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, Nov. 27 2014 08:22:37 PM CST Happy Thanksgiving, friends. Give thanks to all your friends. @julianakeeping LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Wed, Nov. 26 2014 08:59:10 PM CST Jeremy Lamb of the #Thunder celebrates after w basket. Photo by Bryan Terry LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 08:25:48 PM CST #okcthunder morrow for 3. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 08:17:59 PM CST #okcthunder Iblocka @sergeibaka9. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 08:13:18 PM CST #okcthunder @KendrickPerkins with the slam. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 08:06:21 PM CST #okcthunder Jackson with a lay up. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 07:46:37 PM CST #okcthunder @RealStevenAdams dives for a loose ball. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 07:04:31 PM CST More @sergeibaka9 Defense. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 07:03:00 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #okcthunder Telfair goes to the basket. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 07:02:58 PM CST RT @sarahcphipps: #okcthunder @sergeibaka9 D. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 06:37:58 PM CST #okcthunder @nickcollison4 goes up for a dunk. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sun, Nov. 23 2014 06:27:50 PM CST Curry shooting 3s. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Nov. 22 2014 05:56:24 PM CST .@CowboyFB QBs Garman and Rudolph warming up. #okstate LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Sat, Nov. 22 2014 05:52:43 PM CST .@OKStateFootball QBs Garman and Rudolph warming up. #okstate @NewsOKSports LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 11:16:43 PM CST Kid asks @KDTrey5 for a hug. Kid gets hug. Photos: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 08:05:37 PM CST #okcthunder @RealStevenAdams scrambles for a ball. Photo:@sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:58:48 PM CST #okcthunder @rjOKCson_15 for 2. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:54:11 PM CST #okcthunder @nickcollison4 for 2. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:37:13 PM CST #okcthunder @KendrickPerkins with the slam to end 1q. Photo: @sarahcphipps sarahcphipps LINK
Oklahoman Photo Dept Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:22:22 PM CST #okcthunder @RealStevenAdams dunks. Photo: @sarahcphipps LINK