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
8:40 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Analyzing the 2014 Election

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the results of the 2014 General Election.


2014 General Election
7:40 am
Tue November 4, 2014

The Race for Governor

Mary Fallin (left), Richard Prawdzienski (center), and Joe Dorman (right)

Oklahomans are heading to the polls today with one of the biggest decisions being who will lead the state as Governor.

The incumbent Republican is facing a Democratic and an independent challenger in today’s election.

It’s early evening on a Wednesday at a comic book shop in northwest Oklahoma City as Representative Joe Dorman walks in to meet with people.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Predictions for the Upcoming Election

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the upcoming election, voter turnout and any predictions.


2014 Election
7:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

BadVoter.org Hopes to Get Out the Vote One Page View at a Time

During elections people take pride in wearing their “I Voted” sticker, but what if there was a website that worked as a permanent “I DIDN’T Vote” sticker.

In 2010, more than two million Oklahomans were registered to vote, but only about half of them made it to the polls.

So David Glover created BadVoter.org to make people aware of the importance of having your voice heard.


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2014 Election
7:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Looking For a New Representative in CD5

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right)

Starting tomorrow during early voting, Oklahomans in Congressional District Five are deciding on their fourth Congressman in eight years.

The Democrat and Republican in the general election are each veterans and small businessmen who served in the State Senate.

Former State Senator Steve Russell is meeting with constituents at his headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Russell retired from the U-S Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and even wrote a book about his experiences called, “We Got Him: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein.”

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2014 Election
7:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Race for Superintendent

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

A new person is taking the reins of the State Department of Education this January after the current leader was defeated in primary elections.

The race to be the new Superintendent began with seven different candidates, but now it’s down to just two.

Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister are working hard in the final hours to get out the vote on November 4.

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2014 Elections
7:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Three Candidates Seek to Fill Coburn's Seat

James Lankford (left) and Connie Johnson (right)

For the first time since statehood, voters are picking both of the US Senate seats to represent Oklahoma in Washington, DC.

We already knew incumbent Jim Inhofe was going to seek reelection, but things got exciting a year ago when Tom Coburn decided to retire with two years left on his term.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports this opened a seat, many didn’t expect until 2016.

When Dr. Coburn announced plans to step down from his Senate position, the race to fill it began.

By April, seven Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent filed to run.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Looking at the Races for November 4th

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about some of the more exciting races in the upcoming general election including Governor, Superintendent and Congressional District 5.


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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Tax Cut Bill Under Scrutiny

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Poltical Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the constitutional challenge of a bill to cut Oklahoma's income tax and a delay in executions.


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2014 General Election
7:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Independent Candidates Running for US Senate

In the race to fill the US Senate seat being defended by Jim Inhofe, three independent candidates are hoping to sway votes to their side.

None of them have much campaign money, but the freedom to avoid affiliation with a major political party allows them to get out the vote however they want.

Three very different people are hoping to play the role of spoiler when voters head to the polls in less than a month.

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