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 murdered Pryor teenager says she may never fully know what happened to her son earlier this month after his body was found burned inside of an SUV belonging to someone else in the Woodall area of Cherokee County.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum will ask Tulsa residents next summer to vote on a property tax adjustment that will not raise property tax rates, but it will shift what the City of Tulsa does with the money it collects from ad valorem taxes. The shift will create a new permanent funding source for police, fire, and emergency services within Tulsa that isn’t dependent on economic conditions.