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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The wounds for victims and family members of the OSU Homecoming Parade Crash are still raw. They gathered together on Tuesday to support each other on what was supposed to be the first day of the jury trial for Adacia Chambers, the woman accused.

Rumors had been swirling for more than a week that a plea deal was possible in the Adacia Chambers case, and instead of coming for a jury trial, dozens arrived ready to read victim impact statements about how those moments frozen in time last October still impact them every day.

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Adacia Avery Chambers will spend the rest of her life in prison, under a plea deal accepted today at the Payne County Courthouse in Stillwater.

Chambers killed four spectators and injured dozens of others when she drove her car around a barricade and into a crowd during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade on October 24, 2015.

Josh Robinson

Oklahomans might be holding on to their money leading up to the election. One researcher suspects people here may be even more anxious than voters than other states. 

The business at Dean’s Drive-Through Pawn Shop in south Oklahoma City is slower than it used to be. Brett Fisher's dad started the shop in 1968. Owning a business was never easy, but they did it as a family and still had time to ride dirt bikes together. Brett bought the business 23 years ago, and things have never been tougher.

Josh Robinson

43 states had a higher voter turnout than Oklahoma in the last presidential election in 2012. We wanted to know more about why the state’s voter turnout is so low.

With support from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, KOSU and KGOU are collaborating on a series called Oklahoma Engaged. In the first of several stories, we focus on the state’s changing electorate.

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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.

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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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