Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1 million page views a year for the past two years. Raised on a crop and cattle farm near Lindsay, McDonnell started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school’s 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News and worked for the local weekly through high school. An Oklahoma State University graduate, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary at The Oklahoman in May 2012.





Brandy McDonnell Today at 1:54 PM Learning about arts education at #okartsconference at @fjjma.
Brandy McDonnell Today at 12:20 PM still looking at #MyGeneration. Huge & lots of innovative work by young Chinese artists. Open this wk @OKCMOA LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 11:57 AM Checking out some cool video installations by young Chinese artists at #MyGeneration, opening this wk @OKCMOA. LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 11:54 AM RT @sporkguy: Something for @OKCfartTeam in the #MyGeneration exhibit opening this week @OKCMOA LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 11:53 AM Getting a sneak peek at the new exhibit My Generation: Young Chinese Artists at @OKCMOA. #iloveart LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 10:37 AM Francis Ford Coppola discusses his storied career and the future of film in Oklahoma City visit LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 9:54 AM RT @OKArtsCouncil: First-ever statewide Forum on Arts Education in Oklahoma today in Norman. LINK #okartsconference
Brandy McDonnell Today at 12:16 AM Director Francis Ford Coppola talks future of film at Oklahoma City Community College LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 07:04:25 PM CST RT @OTripleC: Two masters of filmmaking! Gray Frederickson and #francisfordcoppola at #occc! Thanks to both for an entertaining... LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 06:53:28 PM CST Getting ready to hear the great Francis Ford Coppola speak at @OTripleC. #hollywoodlegend #storytomorrow
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 03:58:17 PM CST Meghan Trainor to perform with Miranda Lambert and Ariana Grande with Little Big Town at CMA Awards LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:54:13 PM CST RT @LyricTheatre: Mondays can be hard. They're easier if you have something to look forward to- like seeing a performance of #LyricsINSPECT…
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:52:55 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Reggie Jackson went through a full practice today. A chance he returns from wrist injury tomorrow.
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:52:27 PM CST RT @BryanCranston: "Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom acti…
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:34:03 PM CST "CMA Country Christmas," featuring Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Idina Menzel and more, to air Dec. 1 on ABC LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:33:44 PM CST Monday Catchy Quote No. 337 LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Oct. 20 2014 11:31:22 AM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 20, 2014: Hear Francis Ford Coppola speak at OCCC LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Oct. 19 2014 04:17:19 PM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 19, 2014: Hear Greg Jacobs play a Winter Wind Concert LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sat, Oct. 18 2014 07:21:06 PM CST Getting ready to judge Out of the Box at @sciencemuseumok! #smobox #creativeminds LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sat, Oct. 18 2014 05:40:23 PM CST RT @jcrutchmer: was so awesome when gundy hired the small college coordinator to prove how much smarter he was so meachem left for TCU man …