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So Long To Jackie Fortier

Jackie Fortier

This is the Manager’s Minute.

Recently, we had to say so long to StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Jackie Fortier. She left after a little over two years at StateImpact to take a job at the NPR station in Pasadena, California.

During her time with us, Jackie achieved national recognition for covering the opioid trial in Cleveland County.

It’s a testament to Jackie, and the quality of reporting at StateImpact, that she went directly from here to the number two media market in the U.S.

As we look for Jackie’s replacement, we’re also training a new group of young journalists from the University of Oklahoma.

This semester, KGOU has three Gaylord College students, Lennon Bramlett, Emmy Wildermuth and Harry Lofton in our Practicum class.

And, three Gaylord College students are part-time employees at KGOU. Taitum Wilson, Drew Hutchinson and Katelyn Howard covered the Iowa Caucuses and will focus on news reporting, hosting and community event announcements for the rest of the semester.

Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

Dick Pryor has more than 25 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November, 2016.
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