Named 2019’s Best Broadcast Reporter in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Rick Maranon is an Emmy award winning native Oklahoman happy to report the news in his home state.
Rick specializes in covering aviation, politics, and government both the State of Oklahoma and The City of Tulsa for FOX23 News.
Starting as an intern at the Tulsa World in 2010, Rick fell in love with Green Country and Tulsa before he even unpacked his first box. In college, Rick produced weekend morning news at the CBS-affiliate in Oklahoma City, and after graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism, Rick got his first on-air job at KCBY in Coos Bay, Oregon. After one year on the Oregon coast, he was promoted to the main newsroom of KVAL/KMTR where for a brief time he was reporter and main meteorologist for the NBC-affiliate there.
In 2014, Rick came back home to Oklahoma to join the FOX23 News team where he has been ever since. Through the years, Rick has won multiple awards from multiple professional journalism groups both locally and nationally for everything from breaking news and severe weather coverage to investigative pieces into things like confusing hospital treatment prices. Rick was the only Tulsa-based reporter to go to Roswell, New Mexico on one of American Airlines’ last MD-80 flights to document the historic day for one of Tulsa’s largest employers.
In 2020, Rick was able to get the attention of President Donald Trump himself on the tarmac at Tulsa International Airport next to Air Force One when he yelled questions at the President and got a wave, a smile, and thumbs up.
Tulsa and Oklahoma are home for Rick, and he takes pride in offering historical context to the stories he reports as a native Oklahoman.
If you have a story idea or would just like to drop Rick a note, you can email him at email@example.com.
The chairman of the Oklahoma State Senate appropriations committee says he and some of his colleagues are still hesitant to repeal the state’s portion of the grocery sales tax, especially with an anticipated recession likely next year.
A bill filed in the Oklahoma State Senate for the 2023 Regular Session aims to give more oversight back to state tourism dollars and avoid future scandals involving vendors who deal with the state’s tourism and recreation department.
Members on both sides of the aisle appeared open to allowing the Cherokee Nation to have a delegate seated in the U.S. House of Representatives but also said there were some things that needed to still be worked out.
Attorneys for Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt argue in new filings four new tribal gaming compacts the governor signed back in 2020 are legal because of a U.S. Department of Interior decision they say overrides state court rulings.