StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS, KCCU, OETA and NPR. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce. Read our reports and hear our stories on NPR member stations.
Joe Wertz is StateImpact Oklahoma's digital reporter. He has previously served as Managing Editor of Urban Tulsa Weekly, as the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Oklahoma Gazette and worked as a Staff Writer for The Oklahoman. Joe was a weekly correspondent for KGOU from 2007-2010. He grew up in Bartlesville, Okla., lives in Oklahoma City, and studied journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Logan Layden is a native of McAlester, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and spent three years as a state capitol reporter and local host of All Things Considered for NPR member station KGOU in Norman.
Issues That Matter. Close To Home.
StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives. The eight-state network is a collaboration among local member stations and NPR.
We aim to put news in context by providing insight, data-driven analysis and background. We work to give you the information you need to hold state government accountable. Our reporters travel the state to learn about public policy issues from the people affected by them, and we invite discussion on this site about those issues.
The participating stations in each state have chosen one of four policy areas to focus on: state budgets, education, energy and the economy. Read more about the network at our hub.
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