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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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.


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.


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.”

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

A Tulsa Democrat is facing an uphill battle as he tries to unseat a popular incumbent Oklahoma Senator who has been in the seat since 1994.

Meanwhile, the Senator in question, Jim Inhofe, isn’t even giving his opponents in the general election a second thought.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

US Senator Jim Inhofe brings his Grummond Tiger in for a landing at Sundance Airpark near Piedmont in central Oklahoma.

He spends a lot of his time flying not just across Oklahoma, but to other places in the country helping get fellow Republicans elected to the Senate.

In This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the move by the U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for same sex marriages in Oklahoma.


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