Ed Godfrey
Sports Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years.
During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade


  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: May 26. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. in the flooded buck brush. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawdads in the river channel at Memorial […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show scheduled for June 5-6

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The 10th annual Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show will be held June 5-6 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Show hours are noon until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5; and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

  • Bats returning to Oklahoma this summer

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Oklahoma and use the Selman Bat Cave and three other gypsum caves in western Oklahoma as a maternity roost. Twenty-four bat species are found in Oklahoma, but the Mexican free-tailed bats are only summer visitors to the state, using the caves in the spring and summer to raise their pups.

  • Ardmore man making wingbone turkey calls

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Spring turkey season has ended for most hunters, but for Scott Andrews of Ardmore, the end of the season is the time when he begins to make and decorate wingbone turkey calls.

  • Walleye Rodeo draws impressive crowd

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Canton Lake’s annual Walleye Rodeo last weekend drew 459 anglers with 133 of them weighing in fish. This was the 47th year for the Walleye Rodeo, the oldest fishing tournament in the state.

  • Class 4A state baseball championship: Blanchard wins title, defeats defending champ Tuttle

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Blanchard wins first baseball championship in 35 years.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: May 18. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie slow. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Upcoming hunter education challenges in Enid and Arcadia

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A Youth Hunter Education Challenge event is scheduled May 30 at the Grand National Gun Club, located eight miles north of Enid on U.S. Highway 81.

  • There are some things to know before you go backpacking

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    National Trails Day is June 6, but before you hit the trails, here are recommendations of some essentials you must have, courtesy of Tom Adams, general manager of the Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City.

  • Midwest City man captures state buck record

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A pronghorn antelope taken five years ago by a Midwest City hunter is the newest state record in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Cy Curtis Awards Program.

  • Class 4A-5A-6A state tennis notebook: Heritage Hall defends its 5A title

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The Chargers got victories from their No. 1 doubles team – seniors Nick Funches and J. T. Zerby – and from sophomore Tony Lai at No. 2 singles to give Heritage Hall its fourth state championship in the last five years.

  • Class 6A state tennis tournament: Ponca City's Daniel Langston caps 32-0 season with 6A championship

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Langston defeated Bennett Hughes of Jenks 6-3, 6-0 in the state title match to finish the season 32-0. He hasn’t lost in high school play the past two years, winning the No. 2 singles titles last year with a 36-0 record.

  • Boys state tennis tournament: Edmond North streak coming to an end?

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    With Edmond North fielding a young squad, the door is open for possibly Jenks or Edmond Memorial.

  • State tennis tournament: Blake Crawford is all about winning a title for Mount St. Mary

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Crawford didn’t care if didn’t get a chance to defend his state title in No. 1 singles. “I have already done that and I care about the school and I wanted to bring a team title back more than anything this year,” he said.

  • Class 6A tennis: Southmoore's Jordan Henry wraps up undefeated season at state tournament

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Henry knocked off Edmond North’s Jaci Smith — a two-time 6A state champion at No. 2 singles — 6-1 and 7-6 in her semifinal match Thursday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. She then downed Erin Epperson of Bartlesville, 6-1, 6-0 in the state championship match. Henry didn’t lose a set during her four contests during the state tournament.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

      CENTRAL Arcadia: May 11. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal, water muddy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-7 ft. along riprap and fishing docks. Bass good on swim baits and wacky rigged worms at 3-8 ft. along points, coves and submerged humps. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad […]

  • Girls state tennis tournament notebook: Title or bust for Southmoore's Jordan Henry

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Class 6A favorite and top seed in No. 1 singles, Jordan Henry of Southmoore, breezed through her first two matches Tuesday without losing a game. For Henry, who was the Class 6A runner-up last year, it’s title or bust this season. “Pretty much,” Henry said. “We put in a lot of hard work over the winter, over the summer and the spring. This is kind of the last hurrah and it would be great to go out with a bang. It would be great to finally take it.” Henry has signed with Abilene Christian to play tennis. The No. 2 in Class 6A, Jeryn Jack of Tulsa Kelley, had to withdraw from the state tournament because of a back injury.

  • Class 5A girls state tennis tournament: Duncan's Alex Bowers trying to win coveted No. 1 singles title

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Demons girls have five team state tennis titles along with many individual state champions in both doubles and No. 2 singles. But Duncan has never had a girl win the most coveted state title at No. 1 singles.

  • Walleye Rodeo starts Thursday in Canton

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Oklahoma’s oldest fishing tournament, the 47th annual Canton Walleye Rodeo, is set for Thursday through Sunday at Canton Lake. Prizes will be awarded for the five largest walleye, total pounds for all four days of the tournament and the largest fish caught in 10 different species: striped bass, drum, buffalo, carp, sunfish, flathead catfish, white bass, […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Deadline is Friday to apply for ODWC controlled hunts

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Hunters have until Friday to apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's 2015-16 season controlled hunts.




Ed Godfrey Today at 2:09 AM RT @BBTN: Impressive accomplishment by Matt Holliday. https://t.co/yi9bjPClyl
Ed Godfrey Mon, May. 25 2015 04:15:54 PM CST @stevelackmeyer Had more cops working that street than road crews
Ed Godfrey Mon, May. 25 2015 11:54:40 AM CST RT @Marvel: Today, we honor all who served. #MemorialDay LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, May. 24 2015 12:52:04 PM CST RT @stevedilbeck: Trying to solve the unexpected magic of Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, May. 22 2015 08:12:23 PM CST RT @KXIITV: Lake Texoma is currently Rising 3/4" of an inch / hour. LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 10:13:08 PM CST @James_Stafford Well, that's bold talk for a one-eyed fat man. ..
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 07:39:34 PM CST Blanchard wins 4A baseball title 1-0 over Tuttle. Bryce Milligan tosses four-hit shutout. #okpreps
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 07:08:12 PM CST Blanchard 1, Tuttle 0 after 5 #okpreps
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 06:58:04 PM CST After 4, Blanchard 1, Tuttle 0. #okpreps
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 06:30:30 PM CST Class 4A baseball title game: Blanchard 1, Tuttle 0 after 2 innings. #okpreps
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 21 2015 06:17:31 PM CST 4A baseball title game. Blanchard 1, Tuttle 0 after one inning. #okpreps
Ed Godfrey Wed, May. 20 2015 10:36:32 PM CST Weekly Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, May. 20 2015 06:48:54 PM CST Weekly Fishing Report LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, May. 20 2015 01:31:06 PM CST RT @SInow: This weekend, the Andretti family looks to break a five-decade curse at the Indy 500 LINK LINK
Ed Godfrey Tue, May. 19 2015 06:14:27 PM CST Russell Westbrook wins season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, May. 18 2015 01:55:08 PM CST Biggest fish from Canton Lake Walleye Rodeo was 47-lb. grass carp. Biggest walleye was 6.8 lbs. A 19 lb. channel cat also caught. #fishing
Ed Godfrey Sun, May. 17 2015 02:48:18 PM CST There are some things to know before you go backpacking LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, May. 17 2015 02:47:54 PM CST Midwest City man captures state buck record LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, May. 17 2015 02:47:02 PM CST Outdoors notebook: Upcoming hunter education challenges in Enid and Arcadia LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, May. 17 2015 01:05:31 PM CST Class 4A-5A-6A state tennis notebook: Heritage Hall defends its 5A title LINK

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