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New faces on the Oklahoma City Thunder sideline

by Mel Bracht Published: October 9, 2009
She married an OU petroleum engineer, Steve Campbell, and the couple have two sons, Stephen, 7, and Eli Walker, 3.

A Fort Worth resident, she also hosts a weekly radio show, "The Big E Sports Show,” which airs in seven markets, including Lawton (2 p.m. Friday on KXCA-AM 1380).

"I’m a longtime NBA enthusiast, so this is truly living a dream,” she said.

Her work as the sideline reporter for the Idaho State-OU pay-per-view telecast — her first TV work in five years — helped her land the Thunder job.

"She came across as someone incredibly prepared, and in a driving rainstorm, held her composure incredibly well,” Adelson said.

Walker Campbell’s duties as a mother and with the radio show will limit her Thunder work.

"I know they would like for me to do more (games), but I’m realistic about what all I can juggle,” she said. "You can’t outsource being a mommy.”

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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