Ginnie Graham is a Tulsa World news columnist, whose columns appear each Wednesday and Saturday.
She has been a reporter with the Tulsa World since 1994, covering social issues, education and criminal justice. She has received awards along the way including four sweepstakes from the Associated Press/ONE chapter and outstanding reporting from the Great Plains multi-state contest and the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Her Oklahoma roots go back five generations in Noble County and four generations in Delaware County. She spent her childhood in Grove then moved to Perry, where she graduated as student council president and wrestling queen. Despite pleas from her devoted Oklahoma State University family, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master of public administration from the University of Oklahoma.
When not working, she is usually whisking her two children to dance, sports or school events. She has a professional guitar-playing husband, reads quite a bit and believes Thanksgiving is the best holiday.