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


  • Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes his own bamboo fly rods

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes bamboo fly rods as a hobby. Southern Rodmakers named Barbaro and his wife, Wanda, who is in the Oklahoma Trapshooting Hall of Fame, its rodmakers of the year last October.

  • Air gun matches gaining popularity at Oklahoma City Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Air gun matches — both pistol and rifle — are the newest shooting competition at the Oklahoma City Gun Club, although the matches are mostly about fun and less about the competition.

  • Norman resident's big game hunting shows still going strong

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For Steve Scott of Norman, who produces two popular big game hunting shows, attending the SHOT Show each January is like having a second Christmas. “There are several things I have identified here I really want to get my hands on because I know they are going to help me in […]

  • Notes from the SHOT Show: Benelli introduces first over and under shotgun

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Finally, Benelli introduces an over and under Benelli, the famous Italian gunmaker which has been making shotguns for 40 years, is finally introducing its first over and under shotgun. Benelli has always been a big seller of semi-automatics but its 828U over and under shotgun was very popular among gun writers at this week’s industry […]

  • SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Wade Middleton hasn’t lived in Oklahoma since 1986, but the Ardmore native who is the television host and producer of outdoor shows such as Americana Outdoors and Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries still bleeds crimson and cream. “I still have deep ties there,” Middleton said. “I love to fish Lake Murray and Lake Texoma and I am […]

  • Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma charity receives money from Bushnell Two Oklahomans at the SHOT Show Wednesday received a check for $365,000 from Bushnell. Edward Pulido of Oklahoma City and Ben Leslie of Tulsa were representing Folds of Honor, based in Tulsa, an organization which provides academic scholarships to the spouses and children of military servicemen and women who […]

  • Guthrie shooter hits his target

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie is becoming a rock star in the shooting world. “If you post enough on Facebook, people start to take notice I guess,” Tischauser joked. On Wednesday at the SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas, Tischauser was signing autographs and greeting guests at the […]

  • SHOT Show in Las Vegas continues to grow in size, attendance

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) opens Tuesday in Las Vegas, the-fifth largest trade show that the city hosts and the 16th largest in the country.




Ed Godfrey Fri, May. 29 2015 04:17:13 PM CST @johnnyharriso12 No. Not yet anyway. Each tribe must compact with the state. Cherokees are the first. I am sure there will be more.
Ed Godfrey Fri, May. 29 2015 03:50:25 PM CST Cherokee citizens now able to hunt, fish for free in Oklahoma LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 28 2015 10:08:08 PM CST Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to sign compact allowing Cherokees to hunt, fish for free LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 28 2015 05:26:25 PM CST Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to sign compact allowing Cherokees to hunt, fish for free LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, May. 28 2015 02:09:33 AM CST 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

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