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.
Oklahoma lawmakers returning to the state capitol Wednesday will vote to spend nearly $1.2 Billion in Federal dollars given to the state through the American Rescue Plan, but a section indicating how funds will be spent on health care systems with ties state universities comes with a caveat, if they take the money, they will have to limit how they practice transgender medicine on children under the age of 18.
Law enforcement and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt held a ceremony Monday to sign Senate Bill 968, which would allow a police department in Oklahoma to release body camera video if it depicts the death of an officer in the line of duty.
Some Tulsa area residents pleaded for the Tulsa Metro Area Planning Commission to postpone the rezoning of the Evans Fin Tube site near the Greenwood District until a butane transfer station next to the site was relocated.
Iron Maiden returns to Tulsa on Thursday September 15th for their latest performance at the BOK Center, but unlike the last time they came to Tulsa, the arrival will not be a jumbo as the jet they arrived on.
Some members of the Tulsa city council are forming a working group to try to put an end to what has become a repeat problem of surprise final security bills for festivals and events like the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills.