Michael Cross

Morning Edition host

Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator.  While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed.  As of October 2014, he's now the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.

He came to KOSU after several years in broadcast media, working at KTOK, 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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Only a few days remain for shopping before Christmas and one option on your list should be the Oklahoma City Pop Up Shops in Midtown.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Producer Allison Barta Bailey about why people shouldn't miss this unique shoppping experience.

You can find out more on the OKC Pop Up Shops website

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about President-elect Donald Trump's pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency as well as a look at possible suggestions to replace Pruitt should he get Senate approval, the heads of the Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes are endorsing Governor Mary Fallin for Secretary of the Interior and State House Minority Leader Scott Inman is considering a run for Governor in 2018.

Curbside Chronicle vendors are getting in the holiday spirit by selling wrapping paper designed by Oklahoma artists.

KOSU's Michael Cross talked with Homeless Alliance Executive Director Dan Straughan about the campaign known as "Wrap Up Homelessness".

You can find out more at WrapUpHomelessness.com

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about President-elect Donald Trump naming Governor Mary Fallin as vice-chair for his transitional team and possibly considering her as Interior Secretary. Trump is also talking to other Oklahomans like Attorney General Scott Pruitt and former State House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

On this Giving Tuesday, the Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits is asking you not to forget your local organizations.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with VP of External Affairs Daniel Billingsley to find out exactly what Giving Tuesday is and why it's so important.

KOSU is also taking part in Giving Tuesday you can donate to your favorite public radio station here.

People from all over the country are flocking to the northern Oklahoma town of Pawhuska to see the new Mercantile created by the Pioneer Woman.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Ree Drummond on Black Friday about the new store and restaurant.

You can see more on the Pioneer Woman Mercantile Facebook page and on the website


Will Rogers World Airport is encouraging patience as 85,000 passengers are expected through Sunday.

Spokesperson Karen Carney says if you're flying arrive at least an hour and a half before departure not just for security and ticket lines, but cutoff varies for airlines sometimes up to 45 minutes before takeoff.

"If you're not checked in or if your bags not checked in prior to that airline's cutoff time, either you or your bag could potentially miss your flight, so we always encourage people to check the airline in which you are flying. What their cutoff time is."

While buying gifts for the holidays don’t forget your local retailers for Small Business Saturday.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Sean Rose with the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma about why it's important to Shop Small.

The event can be found via social media through the hashtag #ShopSmall.

You can also visit the BBB website to see a list of accredited businesses in the OKC area.

The National Weather Center is issuing a Freeze Warning for tonight into tomorrow morning.

Temperatures across the northern parts of the state are expected to drop into the middle 20s and to the lower 30s in the southern sections near the Texas state line.

Officials say the freezing temperatures could kill plants and other tender vegetation left out doors or unprotected.

They say today is a good time to cover potted plants or bring them indoors, and pets should be brought inside overnight as well.

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 fate of teacher raises and funding for education after Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly defeated a state question to provide a penny sales tax to fund those things.