Four years ago this fall, Kyle Fredrickson loaded nearly everything he owned into a beat-up pickup truck and drove 700 miles from Colorado to Oklahoma to pursue a career in sports journalism.
Now he has joined The Oklahoman sports department to cover Oklahoma State football.
Fredrickson spent the past seven months at the newspaper as a general assignment and breaking news reporter. He was previously the sports intern at The Dallas Morning News and The Tulsa World. Fredrickson was also was a features intern at The Oklahoman.
Fredrickson graduated from OSU in 2012 with a degree in university studies. He served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and senior sports reporter for the student newspaper, The Daily O’Collegian.
Fredrickson received national recognition for overseeing coverage of the 2011 plane crash that killed OSU women’s basketball coaches Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna and two alumni. His 2012 enterprise reporting project, “Without Rules: The untold story of the Johnny Bright Incident,” was featured on longreads.com and earned seventh place in the Hearst Sports Writing Competition, collegiate journalism's version of the Pulitzer Prize.
You can follow Fredrickson on Twitter at @kylefredrickson.