Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist

Don Gammill is general assignment 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 four children: Sydney, Anna, Caleb and Liam.

Top Stories


  • Traffic Talk: Plans are in to complete work on NW 150

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    Don Gammill: Cole Hackett, at the Oklahoma Transportation Department, says the next project on the State Highway 74/Portland Avenue corridor in Oklahoma City will include several improvements.

  • Traffic Talk: Wheelchair ramps are there for a reason

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    Don Gammill: It may look like some wheelchair ramps lead to nowhere, but be patient ... the project is not completed

  • Traffic Talk: Paving material problems slowed work on 'Route 66'

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Don Gammill: Paving work on State Highway 66 from Arcadia to Interstate 35 work is expected to be resume and be completed soon, said Cole Hackett, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Transportation Department.

  • Traffic Talk: Changes to I-35 on-ramp are planned, Oklahoma transportation official says

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Don Gammill: Larry Clore, of the Oklahoma Transportation Department said, “The new eastbound I-240 to southbound I-35 ramp will begin further west on I-240 and will connect to I-35 further south, removing a lot of the bottleneck in the area” of Oklahoma City.

  • Traffic Talk: Lowering road level raises safety concern

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Don Gammill: Shannon Cox, public information and marketing manager for Oklahoma City’s Department of Public Works, says: “(I)n regard to the road construction project on Danforth (NW 192) and Western, the new road is being lowered, and every precaution is being made to keep the area safe for drivers, where possible concrete barriers are being used.

  • Traffic Talk: Agreement on toll passes reached

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Don Gammill: Agreement can be beneficial to toll-road travelers in Oklahoma, Kansas

  • Traffic Talk: Waiting for traffic lights make drivers see red

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Don Gammill: How long is long enough when you’re waiting for a traffic light to change?