Kate Carlton Greer

Reporter

Kate Carlton Greer is a general assignment reporter for KGOU. She previously covered Oklahoma's efforts in tornado response and recovery as part of KGOU's "Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project." Kate also served as the Community Calendar Producer from January to August in 2013. She grew up in Flower Mound, Texas, and studied broadcasting and electronic media at the University of Oklahoma. 

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Arts and Entertainment
7:30 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Decades-Old Ghosts Haunt University Of Oklahoma Campus

Tuncay Flickr Creative Commons

Halloween is Friday, and that means all kinds of ghosts, goblins and princesses will be roaming around the University of Oklahoma looking for candy. But trick or treaters may want to steer clear of Ellison Hall on the west side of campus, where ghostly phenomena have become a year-round occurrence.

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2014 Elections
6:23 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'Mary On The Move': Fallin Visits Small Towns Before Election Day

Gov. Mary Fallin talks to constituents at the Cordell Gun Store in New Cordell, Okla.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

With midterm elections just around the corner, candidates are doing everything they can to earn the votes of any last-minute undecided Oklahomans.

Campaigning for governor looks a lot different when you already are governor. Incumbent Mary Fallin is trying to balance her job monitoring the capitol, where it’s legislative study season, with her campaigning schedule. She says it’s brutal. She averages five cities a day in a big, Republican red RV emblazoned with the outline of the state and the declaration “Mary on the Move.”

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2014 Elections
7:35 am
Mon October 27, 2014

A Day With Dorman: Gubernatorial Challenger Hits The Road Before Election Day

State Representative Joe Dorman talks with attendees at OU's homecoming parade October 18.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

During midterm elections, voter turnout is traditionally much lower than in presidential years, but that doesn’t mean candidates slow down their campaigns. With Election Day nearing, gubernatorial challenger Joe Dorman is traveling the state trying to earn votes. 

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Education
7:33 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Race For Superintendent Comes Down To Undecided Voters

John Cox and Joy Hofmeister met to discuss public education Sunday at Norman's Santa Fe Depot
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

In this year’s midterm elections, Oklahomans have already made up their minds on many of the candidates. But when it comes to the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, things aren’t so cut and dry. The race for the head education position may be chosen by a group of still-undecided voters.

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Politics and Government
7:32 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Lankford's Confidence, Name Recognition Bode Well In Senate Race Against Johnson

State Sen. Connie Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) and U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla. 5) during last week's U.S. Senate candidate debate.
OStateTV

U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla. 5) and state Senator Constance Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) are both vying for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who’s stepping down at the end of this year due to health problems. With three weeks left until Election Day, one of those candidates has a lot of catching up to do. 

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Oklahoma News
7:18 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Gay Marriage In Oklahoma Begins And Some Varied Reactions

Credit Fibonacci Blue / Flickr.com

The process of the first same-sex couple to marry in Cleveland County started with a squeak – the sound of the official stamp on a marriage license.

Kristen and Heather Dickey are now the first same-sex couple to marry in Cleveland County. The two have been together for over a decade, but Kristen Dickey says holding an official marriage license is pretty surreal.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:10 am
Mon September 29, 2014

School Shelter Advocacy Group Puts Forth "Last Ditch Effort" For Signatures

David Slane and Danni Legg (center) ask the public for petition signatures as a "last ditch effort" to get a school safe room issue on a future ballot.
Kate Carlton Greer Oklahoma Tornado Project

A group that wants storm shelters in every Oklahoma school has spent the last 90 days gathering signatures to get its initiative petition on the ballot. Take Shelter Oklahoma is still tens of thousands of signatures short of the required amount, but  proponents now have more time than they originally thought. 

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:30 am
Mon September 22, 2014

United Way Tornado Donations Rebuild Homes And Promote Physical, Mental Health

Ben and Kristen Jones stand on their empty lot that Rebuilding Together OKC is building using United Way tornado donations.
Kate Carlton Greer Oklahoma Tornado Project

In the wake of last year’s devastating tornadoes, millions of dollars in donations went to The United Way of Central Oklahoma. The non-profit organization also agreed to administer Governor Mary Fallin’s Oklahoma Strong tornado relief campaign. Together, the funds raised a total of $20 million. 

One week after the tornado hit the city of Moore in May of 2013, country singer Blake Shelton showed up to host a benefit concert called Healing in the Heartland.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
6:42 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Moore's Rush To Rebuild Left Hundreds Of Homes With A Lesser Building Code

The City of Moore's Shane Speegle inspects one home that is subject to the city's newer, more stringent building code.
Kate Carlton Greer Oklahoma Tornado Project

This March, Moore, Oklahoma became the first city in the nation to adopt a tornado-specific building code. City officials wanted homes to be able to withstand an EF-2 or EF-3 tornado.

But six months after the new regulations took effect, it turns out not all new homes built in the tornado’s path will have these upgrades.

Last week, on a block near Moore’s rebuilt Plaza Towers Elementary School, city official Shane Speegle walked through one house that had just been framed to check the progress.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
6:42 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Insurance Increase: Homeowners' Premiums Skyrocket After Oklahoma's 2013 Tornadoes

StateFarm Flickr Creative Commons

After a series of severe storms swept through the state in May of last year, insurance carriers paid out over $1 billion in claims, making it the nation’s most costly disaster of 2013.

Most insurance issues have now been settled, but many homeowners are looking at higher rates than they were paying before the storm.

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