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23rd and Lincoln began with Marie Price, the Journal Record’s Capitol Reporter. After her retirement in early 2015, Emily Summars was the news director for JRLR, before Capitol Reporter Joel Dean began to run JRLR’s 23rd and Lincoln Capitol news site. Joel has since gone on to chase his dreams and so now the excellent coverage comes from our current team of top-notch talent.
Bo Broadwater joined The Journal Record Legislative Report as legislative report manager in October 2017. Bo is a member of the Warr Acres City Council and very active in his community. For the past several years, he has been the owner of a small business that provides window treatments such as shutters, blinds and shades as well as window and door replacement. He was a candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2016. He attended Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree political science.
Corey graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in social science and worked for Bob Stoops’ Sooners teams that won the 2012 Big 12 title and the 2014 Sugar Bowl. Perry is a veteran of the United States Army and is an active football coach having worked closely with OU Football for many years. He is active in the Oklahoma political community having recently run in House District 44 in Norman.
Nat is the newest addition to the JRLR team. Born in the Republic of Panama, Nat has traveled throughout the United States and Central America as part of a military family. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication and Leadership. Nat has an extensive background in politics, having worked on the campaign trail as well as constituent services for both state and federal level officials. Nat’s pastimes include playing board games, teaching Sunday school, playing soccer and listening to political podcasts.
Catherine Sweeney joined The Journal Record as the state government reporter in January 2017. She covers the Legislature in the spring — and later if special sessions require — and how those laws affect the state for the rest of the year. She got her start at The Journal Record as a summer intern in 2013. During the time between, she was the editor-in-chief of Oklahoma State University’s student newspaper and the city and county government reporter for a newspaper in Greeley, Colorado.