Jenni Carlson
Columnist

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football games. Her mom kept the scorebook during baseball games and yelled her head off no matter the sport. They passed along that passion to Carlson and her two younger brothers.



Carlson played golf in high school and planned to play in college, but when she started at the University of Kansas, she decided to focus her attention on journalism. It’s a decision that she’s never regretted.



Her first big story was a profile on Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams for the yearbook, and Carlson has enjoyed interviewing sports figures and sharing their stories every since.
Carlson is a 1997 graduate of Kansas. She and her husband, Ryan, were married in 2009 and live in Oklahoma City. They welcomed their first child, Millie, in June 2012. Carlson was the president of the Association for Women in Sports Media from 2008-10 and chair of the board from 2010-12.







Jenni Carlson Today at 3:14 PM @jasonkersey With an attorney in the house, I know well that what we think is "taking so long" means nothing to law/courts.
Jenni Carlson Today at 10:20 AM RT @NewsOKSports: Talk OU with @jasonkersey at 11 a.m. on the live chat: LINK
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:45:17 AM CST @johnm_welch You got that right! :)
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:23:51 AM CST @johnm_welch Staycay! Gonna do some projects around the house, golf, get a massage, pedicure ... good times! :)
Jenni Carlson Mon, Jul. 28 2014 08:55:24 AM CST Vacation off to an AWESOME start. It's "Free Coffee Monday" at @DistrictHouse. Who knew? Well, probably everyone but me ... ;)
Jenni Carlson Fri, Jul. 25 2014 03:32:33 PM CST @hochman Run! ;)
Jenni Carlson Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:22:38 AM CST RT @EkpeUdoh: OKC!!!! Next Saturday LINK
Jenni Carlson Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:18:59 AM CST RT @kylefredrickson: The complete rundown of Justin Blackmon's arrest on a possession of marijuana complaint yesterday: LINK
Jenni Carlson Thu, Jul. 24 2014 11:05:15 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Get your questions in to @berrytramel LIVE on the Power Lunch chat from H&H: LINK LINK
Jenni Carlson Wed, Jul. 23 2014 09:37:13 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Charlie Strong: “We’re not as bad as we used to be.” He wasn’t trying to be funny, says @jennicarlson_ok: LINK
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 06:11:23 PM CST @CHaxton1020 @kylefredrickson Conflict of interest? What conflict of interest? I didn't go to OU or OSU if that's what you mean ...
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 06:10:50 PM CST @StuffMikeDoes @kylefredrickson It wouldn't be difficult if Gundy hadn't said later that Thomas hadn't been dismissed. What does that mean?
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 06:09:56 PM CST @SamShoulders @kylefredrickson I wrote about Green-Beckham the day OU added him and Berry is writing about him again tomorrow.
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 01:21:36 PM CST RT @McMurphyESPN: TCU DE Devonte Fields has been "separated from University pending results of an investigation into allegations against hi…
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:19:52 PM CST @KFlaherty247 He said he needed a playmaker. Aimed or not, that's what he said.
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:19:31 PM CST Strong asked about his relationship with Stoops. "You have a lot of respect." Then lists of a bunch of other coaches he respects in league.
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:18:36 PM CST @jonfmorse @KFlaherty247 My point exactly.
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:18:17 PM CST @KFlaherty247 Um, yes, but Strong said UT needs a playmaker at WR. That's why I tweeted it. The COACH said he needed a playmaker.
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:17:48 PM CST Strong: "Just from their attitude right now, I think we're going to find a different football team."
Jenni Carlson Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:17:18 PM CST Strong says the toughness he's looking for isn't just physical. It's also about guys doing the right thing, not being derailed.