John Durkee

News Director & Morning Edition anchor

John Durkee is the News Director for KWGS. He has over 40-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 EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues for Tulsa.
  • Governor Fallin is not pleased with the $250K salary paid to the new TSET director.
  • Tulsa City leaders approve a new budget.

In the Local News:

  • The investigation continues into a Tulsa double murder.
  • A sentence is handed down in a high profile rape case.
  • Heat Advisory is posted for Tulsa area.

In the local news:

  • A new Juvenile Justice Center will be build near the Tulsa Jail.
  • The Tulsa Zoo reopens today.
  • The Cherokee Nation gets a federal grant to help children.

In the local news:

  • Oklahoma remembers the Orlando victims.
  • DHS struggles with foster care funding.
  • Tulsa Tough wraps up.

In the local news:

  • The TPD will face budget cuts in the new fiscal year.
  • The State School Board will look for $38 Million in savings today.
  • 'A Gathering Place for Tulsa' shows off a new disability swing set.

In the local news:

  • Times are so tight, Oklahoma chools are told to "duct tape old books together".
  • The FOP says the Mayor's "Pay for Promotion" order is not valid.
  • Tulsa breaks ground on another CNG service station.

In the Local News:

  • West Nile is found in Tulsa mosquitoes.
  • Police unsure with McClendon death was a suicide.
  • Tulsa Tough starts in two days

In the local news:

  • A Tulsa County Juvenile Justice Center Reboot appears DOA.
  • School testing is trimmed in Oklahoma/
  • Broken Arrow wants reaction to proposed city budget.

In the local news:

  • Tulsa Transit moves forward with plans for Sunday bus service.
  • A vigil is held for Ollie Brooks.
  • Early morning fire injures two north side children

In the local news:

  • A local effort is announced to help shore up school funding.
  • A criminal justice petition goes to the Secretary of State.
  • Typros urges young people to get "election aware".

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