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 email@example.com.
The mother of a Tulsa woman who was raped and murdered in her south Tulsa apartment in 2004 will hit the road again to search for her daughter’s killer after being forced off the road for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on everyday American life.
Oklahomans are wondering how an unnamed Fortune 500 can have a multi-million dollar tax rebate incentive bill passed through the state capitol in one week flat while they are still waiting to see if the state’s portion of the grocery sales tax will be cut more than three months after Governor Kevin Stitt proposed it in his State of the State address last February.
For the first time since the pandemic was declared over, Tulsa International Airport and multiple emergency response agencies tested their skills and plans for if the day should come when a major disaster involving a commercial airliner occurs.
For the first time in five years and since the ship completed construction, crew members of the U.S. Navy Combat Ship U.S.S. Tulsa returned to the city their ship is named after to meet with supporters and learn about the city their ship is named after.