Rachel Hubbard

Associate Director/General Manager

After three years as a part-time announcer at KTJS Radio in Hobart, Rachel Hubbard started her career at KOSU as a student reporter in 1999. Following graduation from Oklahoma State University, she served as KOSU’s state capitol reporter and news director. Today, in her role as associate director/general manager, Rachel continues to oversee the newsroom but also manages the day to day operations of the station. During her tenure at KOSU, Rachel has won national awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc., and the Scripps Howard Foundation for her news coverage. She has also received numerous state and regional awards for news coverage and has been named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40. Rachel loves to cook and is fond of non-traditional her non-traditional travel destinations including Timbuktu, Mali and a pygmy village in Uganda. She lives in Edmond with her husband Matt, stepsons Alex and Rafe and her two dogs, Oscar and Felix.

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After weeks of publicity, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of the woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade.

Adacia Avery Chambers made her second appearance in court to be arraigned on four counts of second degree murder and 46 counts of assault, but while she was there, District Judge Louis Duel also ruled on motions filed by the prosecution.


Logan County Associate District Judge Louis A. Duel will replace Payne County Judge Katherine Thomas in the case against Adacia Avery Chambers. Chambers is accused of driving  her car into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University's Homecoming Parade on October 24, 2015.  Four people died in the crash, and dozens of others were injured. 

In a Monday court filing, Thomas says she is personally acquainted with one of the individuals identified as a victim and wishes to recuse herself to avoid questions of impartiality.

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The Oklahoma Food Security Summit is a place where local community leaders, nutritionists and food producers gather to talk about what is going well in Oklahoma and what needs work.  This year, several tribal leaders and agricultural producers came to Tulsa to participate including the Choctaw Nation with their mobile Aquaponics Unit. 

KOSU is one of 15 stations chosen after a national competition to incubate storytelling experiments and expand public media to more Americans.

The winning teams were selected from more than 200 applications from independent media talent, radio and television stations, educators, and coders.

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After a weekend of the rampant rumor mill, it was a day that people were hoping to get answers. The woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of people at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade made her first appearance in court, but people left with a lot more questions than those that got answered.

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Thousands gathered at a Christian bookstore in Edmond Wednesday for a chance to meet Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson.

Carson spent several hours signing books, but he did take a few minutes to talk about the issues facing Oklahoma voters including what his national plan for education would be. Carson told reporters he believes it’s a state issue.

The sun hasn't been up long in Kingfisher, Okla., but it already feels like it's burning. Trucks are moving wheat as people try to get their work done early. It looks like business as usual for a hot summer day an hour northwest of Oklahoma City.

Henry Senn, Jim Willms and Bill Stolz come to CHS Plains Partners, the local grain elevator, just about every day to share stories from the good old days and talk about wheat prices.

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After months of development, the Oklahoma State Department of Education has released drafts of new proposed education standards

Everyone remembers exactly where they were when they found out about the Murrah Building bombing on April 19, 1995. It’s a moment frozen in time.

"I was in southeast London, I was directing a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the ICA, and I was in a rehearsal and a friend of mine came in and said ‘you have to watch the television’," says Brian Parsons, the associate dean of Oklahoma City University’s School of Theatre.

But what do you do if you can’t remember? There’s now an entire generation of young 20-somethings who have no recollection of that day or the lessons learned. So, Parsons is using art to help.

"We didn’t want to recreate that day because that day doesn’t need recreating," he says. "We wanted to really show that out of evil and out of tragedy comes beauty and hope."