Michael Cross

Student Coordinator/Reporter

Michael Cross has worked as the state capitol bureau chief for KOSU for seven years.  While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed.  He's now working as KOSU's student coordinator and is training the next generation of reporters.  He came to KOSU after several years in broadcast media. His last position was with KTOK in Oklahoma City. He has also worked with KOKH Fox 25, KOCO Channel 5 and KWTV News 9. Michael has his degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as an Associates in Theatre Arts from Oklahoma City Community College. One of his hobbies includes performing on the stage having spent time with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park dating back to 1989.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

A Busy Week for the State Supreme Court

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the State Supreme Court decision allowing the Governor to withhold certain documents from the public, Governor Fallin's decision to accept $2M in Affordable Care Act money, another ruling from the State Supreme Court rejecting part of the 2011 Tort Reform Law which punished uninsured drivers, approval by State Supreme Court Justices of the $120 million dollar bond to fix the Capitol and an investigative piece by the

Local News
8:35 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Headlines: OK Suing Colorado, OKC Barons Leaving & Tax Cuts Approved

Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014:

  • Oklahoma Attorney general Scott Pruitt is taking Colorado to court over marijuana. (NewsOK)

  • The Oklahoma City Barons are spending their final season in Oklahoma City. (Journal Record)

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Local News
8:04 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Headlines: Execution Testimony, Lake Hefner Drilling & Native American Artists

Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014:

  • Death row inmates want an injunction against further executions in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • People of Oklahoma City are planning to attend a public meeting tonight on a proposed oil drilling site near Lake Hefner. (Journal Record)

  • An Oklahoma energy company wants to build a factory in western North Dakota to process 400 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. (Bismark Tribune)

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Local News
8:26 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Headlines: Open Records, ObamaCare & Tort Reform

Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014:

  • The State Supreme Court says the Governor has the authority to withhold documents from the people. (NewsOK)

  • Governor Fallin is accepting a $2 million grant through the Affordable Care Act. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The State Supreme Court strikes down part of a Tort Reform law passed in 2011. (Tulsa World)

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Local News
8:42 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Headlines: Capitol Repairs, Devon Donations & Blood Shortage

Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014:

  • The state Supreme Court gives its stamp of approval on a $120 million bond for capitol repairs. (NewsOK)

  • The people of Enid want more choices when it comes to eating out. (Journal Record)

  • An investigation shows Devon poured nearly $1 million into GOP campaigns for statewide office. (Tulsa World)

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Local News
8:25 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Headlines: Violent Criminals Released, New OKC Tower & Armed Lawmakers

Headlines for Monday, December 15, 2014:

  • Policy changes at the Department of Corrections result in the early release of hundreds of violent criminals and sex offenders. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The architects who built the Devon Tower want to build a new 27-story building in downtown. (NewsOK)

  • A bill under consideration this spring allows lawmakers to carry guns anywhere including college campuses and the State Capitol. (Tulsa World)

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:55 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Scott Pruitt's Alliance with Energy Companies

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the New York Times article alleging a secret alliance between Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and energy companies.


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Local News
8:09 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Headlines: Douglass Season Ends, Oil Prices & Tribal Pot

Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014:

  • The football season ends for Douglass High School after a ruling yesterday from a district judge. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma economists are revising their outlook for the state with the drop in oil prices. (Journal Record)

  • Influenza in our state kills two people and hospitalizes 94 as health officials see an increase in flu activity. (NewsOK)

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Local News
8:26 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Headlines: High School Football, QuikTrip & Nazi Toy Ring

Headlines for Thursday, December 11, 2014:

  • Later today, an Oklahoma judge is ruling on the case of a high school football playoff game. (Tulsa World)

  • Drug addicts are targeting homes for sale in Stillwater.  (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma health officials want lawmakers to build a new public health lab. (NewsOK)

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Local News
8:26 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Headlines: Abortion Doctor Arrested, Low Oil Prices & Executions

Headlines for Wednesday, December 10, 2014:

  • An undercover investigation results in the arrest of an Oklahoma City-area abortion doctor. (NewsOK)

  • Government employees are raising concerns about low oil prices. (Journal Record)

  • A federal judge is keeping documents related to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett sealed.  (Tulsa World)

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