John Durkee

News Director & Morning Edition anchor

John Durkee is the News Director for KWGS. He has over 35-years of experience in radio news and has served as News Director of radio stations in Tulsa, Missouri and Kansas.  He was also a reporter in Oklahoma City, early in his career. He is a Tulsa native and served as the City of Tulsa Communications Director prior to joining the staff at KWGS.

Durkee has won countless awards for his work as a broadcaster, including awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press, United Press International, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma and Missouri Association of Broadcasters.

He is a past board member of the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters, the Kansas Association of News Broadcasters and the former Tulsa Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He resides in Bixby with his wife, Carol.

 

 

Ways To Connect

In the local news:

  • The life expectancy gap between Tulsa's affluent and poor neighborhoods narrows.
  • The Attorney General goes back to court in an attempt to save the 10 Commandments monument on state property.
  • Oklahoma Lakes are bracing for summer last big holiday weekend.

In the local news:

  • The TPS begins mapping out the next five years.
  • A health advisory for the Verdigris Schools.
  • The closed Wal-Mart at Admiral and Memorial is set to reopen.

In the Local News:

  • A state hearing is held in Tulsa regarding law enforcement seizures.
  • Both sides discuss a proposed more of Iron Gate's food kitchen.
  • A former Tulsa Deputy testifies before the Grand Jury investigating the Sheriff's Office.

In the local news:

  • New parking meters go online in the Brady Arts District.
  • Blue Bell restarts its Broken Arrow plant.
  • The county commission backs new fighter jet for the Tulsa Air Guard.

In the local news:

  • Prison medical costs escalates as Baby Boomers gray behind bars.
  • A Tulsa man drowns at Fort Gibson.
  • Tulsa pushes to get the next generation of military jets stationed here.

In the local news:

  • Governor Fallin responds to low energy prices and the impact on state budgets.
  • A TU experts discusses the Virginia TV shootings.
  • Senator Inhofe pulls no punches in his verbal assault on the Obama Administration.

In the local news:

  • City leaders discuss police and fire overtime expenses.
  • No bond for Christian Costello.
  • A Sand Springs fire leaves one woman dead.

In the local news:

  • The death of Labor Commissioner Costello points up the need for more mental health programs in Oklahoma.
  • The Oklahoma teacher shortage seems to be growing.
  • Another Native American Adoption fight may be brewing.

In the local news:

  • The Oklahoma Labor Commissioner is murdered in OKC.
  • The price of oil continues its drop.
  • Water line break closes 41st Street at Sandusky.

In the local news:

  • Owasso State Senator Rick Brinkley admits to stealing $1.8 million. He resigns from the legislature immediately.
  • A cash crisis may be ahead for the Creek Nation.
  • A Tulsa County resident comes down with West Nile.

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