Named 2019’s Best Broadcast Reporter in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Rick Maranon is an Emmy award winning native Oklahoman happy to report the news in his home state.
Rick specializes in covering aviation, politics, and government both the State of Oklahoma and The City of Tulsa for FOX23 News.
Starting as an intern at the Tulsa World in 2010, Rick fell in love with Green Country and Tulsa before he even unpacked his first box. In college, Rick produced weekend morning news at the CBS-affiliate in Oklahoma City, and after graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism, Rick got his first on-air job at KCBY in Coos Bay, Oregon. After one year on the Oregon coast, he was promoted to the main newsroom of KVAL/KMTR where for a brief time he was reporter and main meteorologist for the NBC-affiliate there.
In 2014, Rick came back home to Oklahoma to join the FOX23 News team where he has been ever since. Through the years, Rick has won multiple awards from multiple professional journalism groups both locally and nationally for everything from breaking news and severe weather coverage to investigative pieces into things like confusing hospital treatment prices. Rick was the only Tulsa-based reporter to go to Roswell, New Mexico on one of American Airlines’ last MD-80 flights to document the historic day for one of Tulsa’s largest employers.
In 2020, Rick was able to get the attention of President Donald Trump himself on the tarmac at Tulsa International Airport next to Air Force One when he yelled questions at the President and got a wave, a smile, and thumbs up.
Tulsa and Oklahoma are home for Rick, and he takes pride in offering historical context to the stories he reports as a native Oklahoman.
If you have a story idea or would just like to drop Rick a note, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Tulsa employees including Tulsa Police and firefighters will not be subjected to a new vaccine mandate despite some city departments seeing low vaccination participation rates, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Friday.
The latest dig for the remains of two girls who disappeared from the community of Welch back in 1999 ended Friday evening without any human remains being recovered. Investigators and the girls’ families travelled to Picher again, this time on the southwest side of town, to the lot where one of the alleged killers of the girls lived for years.
American Airlines, one of Tulsa’s largest employers, will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Federal government threatened to pull millions of dollars in contracts if they did not mandate vaccination.