Don Gammill is communities editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times.
He returned to The Oklahoman in 1986 after 11 years with the Enid News & Eagle, where he was a sports writer, assistant sports editor, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor of The Enid Daily Eagle.
At OPUBCO, he has been a copy editor, state editor, special sections coordinator, special projects editor, “know it” editor, communities editor and author of the Traffic Talk column. He was a co-founder of the company’s Newsroom 101 project for high school journalists and is a facilitator in OPUBCO’s Leadership for Life program.
A past president of Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives, he has worked closely with various professional journalism groups, such as Sigma Delta Chi and the Oklahoma Press Association.He and his wife, Becky, live in Edmond. They have a son, Bryan, a corporate pilot. Bryan and his wife, Kristy, have three children: Sydney, Anna and Caleb.