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.

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Brandy McDonnell Today at 5:53 PM RT @NewsOKSports: Check out the Thunder's playoffs playlist and what songs will be blaring at the 'Peake: LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 5:51 PM RT @aa000G9: Cruising OKC LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 5:45 PM Read @NewsOK's review of @okcballet's Beauty & the Beast. Final show at 8 tonight. Last night's show was gorgeous! LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 10:13 AM Listen: Tyson Meade streams "Dusty Comes Up For Air" from his upcoming album "Tomorrow in Progress" LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:55 AM RT @OKCNM: Ceremony begins in 10 minutes. Please join us for 168 seconds of silence at 9:02 wherever you are. LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:18 AM RT @jmonies: Not feeling great today. I can just stay in bed and sleep all day, right? #parenthood
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:18 AM The @okcthunder start their playoff run tonight! Check out the cool @NewsOK spot my talented pal @VideoKyle created! LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:16 AM Listen and download: Oklahoma rapper Gregory Jerome releases free new track "Belafonte" LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:16 AM Oklahoma City Ballet's 2014-15 season to include "Cinderella," "Nutcracker," "Romeo & Juliet," Sinatra, Moby and more LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:15 AM What to do in Oklahoma on April 19, 2014: See Oklahoma City Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast" LINK
Brandy McDonnell Today at 8:05 AM Video: Sugar Free Allstars, Flaming Lips, Wanda Jackson offer vinyl releases TODAY for Record Store Day LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 11:56:23 PM CST Tickets on sale now for "Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular" Oct. 24-26 Oklahoma City show LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 10:34:45 PM CST People of OKC, if you sat at home & wondered why there was nothing to do tonight, you're doing it wrong. So much good stuff happening here!
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 10:31:58 PM CST RT @okcballet: Company Dancer Carissa Churchill gets ready for the stage! #beautyandthebeast #okc #okcb #ballet #openingnight LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 10:31:35 PM CST RT @DowntownOKCInc: It's just intermission, but so far @okcballet's Beauty & the Beast is stunning. Completely captivating. And props to th…
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 10:30:13 PM CST RT @horsethiefokc: @DEERPEOPLE on now! Gearing up backstage. Can't wait to do this OKC! #fearinbliss LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 10:26:19 PM CST Well, "Beauty and the Beast" was pretty much pure magic. Beautifully done, @okcballet & @OKC_PHIL. #weloveart #Bravo
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 06:39:51 PM CST My littles making magic roses before @okcballet's Beauty & the Beast! #weloveart LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 02:23:13 PM CST @artscouncilokc @NathanPoppe That's why ya gotta go at least 2x to #okcfa: 1 day to eat your favorites and 1 day to try all new stuff. #plan
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Apr. 18 2014 02:19:50 PM CST @NathanPoppe @artscouncilokc hey the Indian taco mention was just for you!!