The Oklahoman recently made several changes to its newsroom leadership structure. The moves were announced by Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group.
Former Assistant Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been named local editor. Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002, reporting on the military and courts before becoming an assistant editor in 2005. Before joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos served a stint as a newsman at the Oklahoma City bureau of the Associated Press. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a native of Toronto, Ontario.
Former Local Editor Rick M. Green has been named Capitol bureau chief. Green worked for the Associated Press as news editor at the Oklahoma City bureau before joining The Oklahoman as local editor in 2010. A California native, Green worked in the AP’s Portland, Ore., bureau as a reporter and a supervisor before coming to Oklahoma.
Former columnist Bryan Painter has been named assistant local editor. Painter, a native of Enid and longtime resident of Guthrie, has more than three decades experience in journalism, including 22 years with The Oklahoman as a writer and editor. While at The Oklahoman, Painter has received 17 regional and national journalism awards and several state awards.
“These three men have proven to be strong leaders in our newsroom.
“I am confident they will continue our high standards in these new roles,” said Fry.