Longtime Oklahoma political journalist, broadcaster and author Mike McCarville has died.
McCarville's daughter, Shelli Aliff, says McCarville died Wednesday morning after suffering complications from emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 76.
McCarville's career included work for various Oklahoma newspapers and broadcast stations, including serving as assistant news director of KWTV television and as program director, reporter and conservative talk show host on KTOK radio.
He was also a political commentator on KOSU in the 1990s and created the online political blog "The McCarville Report," which first announced his death.
Among those sending condolences are Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Sen. James Lankford. No funeral services have been announced.
Remembering Mike McCarville as a skilled journalist and one of Oklahoma's most respected commentators. https://t.co/8jlYJbr4Rh
— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) March 8, 2017
I'm saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Oklahoma communicator, Mike McCarville. My prayers are with his loved ones & many friends.
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) March 8, 2017
With Mike McCarville’s passing, Oklahoma has lost a great man and conservative voice. My prayers are with his family https://t.co/8lRwS2M4Vm
— Jim Inhofe (@jiminhofe) March 8, 2017