Maureen Wurtz

One of my favorite, permanent additions to my vocabulary, is the word y’all. So, I’ll start with one of the friendliest greetings I know… hello y’all!

This is my first time living in the Queen City. On top of that, it’s my first time living on a coast. I’m loving it and wondering why it took me so long to head this way.

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Life is great right smack dab in the middle of the country, even though we haven’t adopted the word y’all yet. Yup, we’re known for corn, beef, and Warren Buffett, but there’s a lot more to the Good Life. 

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a journalist. My parents have proof of that stored somewhere on VHS tapes (you know, those box things?) and I can still sing the jingle to our kids’ news program, called… Kids News. Innovative, I know.

After studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, I started out reporting in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska for KTPM. I spent three years reporting in Omaha before heading south to Tulsa.

I spent the bulk of my career at NewsChannel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I started off as a multi-media journalist and was promoted to Investigative Journalist within a year.  For the next five years, I covered a variety of stories in Oklahoma including unsolved murders, major flooding events, and even helped make ‘Revenge Porn’ illegal in Oklahoma after doing a series of stories.  During my time there, I was honored with more than 50 various journalism awards, including three Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for writing and feature reporting, as well as one Heartland Emmy for feature reporting.

I started with Queen City News in May of 2021. I’ve been loving it ever since.

My favorite thing about this job is meeting people and sharing their stories. It’s what makes me excited to go to work every single morning.

Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me and feel free to tell me a bit about you! Everyone has a story, and I can’t wait to share yours.

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