Kateleigh Mills

Special Projects Reporter

Kateleigh Mills returned to KOSU in December 2019 as Special Projects Reporter, following a year-long stint at KWBU in Waco, Texas.

Previously, Mills was a news assistant and All Things Considered host for KOSU from March to December 2018.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017. While studying journalism and professional media, she worked with the UCO’s journalism staff to reinvent the campus newspaper for a more multimedia purpose – joining with the campus radio and television stations for news updates and hosting public forums with campus groups.

The Edmond-raised reporter was editor-in- chief of her college newspaper when it won the Society of Professional Journalism award for Best Newspaper in Category B. Mills also received the Oklahoma Press Association Award for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame event in 2017. She is also the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association's recipient for 'College Newspaper Journalist of the Year' in 2017.

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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OKC Parks have closed many of their amenities —including all playgrounds, sports courts and other hard-surfaced equipment.

Stacey Hamm with OKC Parks says since the closings, they’ve received reports of parents and children ignoring closed signs. She says the closures are to keep people more protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Please stay off any playgrounds or any other equipment and amenities inside city parks,” Hamm said.

Últimas noticias del Coronavirus en Oklahoma

Apr 3, 2020
Jenny Stanford / KOSU

Actualizado el 3 de Abril a las 11:33 am.

Han muerto cuatro residentes mas de Oklahoma debido al COVID-19, incrementado el numero de muertes en el estado a 38. Las muertes reportadas el Viernes incluyen:

(Chelsea Stanfield/ KOSU Radio)

This post was updated on March 31, 2020.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, locally and around the world. It has also changed the way journalists gather data and voices, often weighing the risk to get an in-person interview and whether it's worth possible exposure. That's where technology has aided us.

Here at KOSU, we've been working with individuals to record their own experiences of self-quarantine or social distancing in an audio diary format using their cellphone.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has seen a significant spike in the number of people filing for unemployment insurance.

Jim Polly, program manager in the policy and benefits department at OESC, says the amount of filing because of COVID-19 was obvious.

“The week before we started taking a lot of COVID claims - which was the week of 3/8 -3/14 - we took around 1,800 claims. The next week, which is the week of 3/15- 3/21 when the COVID claims really started coming in, we took almost 22,000 claims.”

Coronavirus en Oklahoma: semana del 23 al 29 de Marzo

Mar 29, 2020

Actualizado el 29 de marzo a las 12:53 p.m. Esta publicación se actualizará a medida que obtengamos más información sobre COVID-19 en Oklahoma.

Un hombre del condado de Oklahoma de 50 a 64 años murió debido a COVID-19, lo que aumentó el número de muertes del estado a 16.

People experiencing homelessness are already a vulnerable population, and even more so during a global pandemic.

Oklahoma City nonprofits are ramping up street outreach and coordinating teams to deliver food, supplies and COVID-19 education materials to people who are unsheltered. Kinsey Crocker, the communications director for The Homeless Alliance, says the outreach efforts are critical.


Oklahomans aged 21 years and older can now get beer, wine and spirits delivered to their front door, at least temporarily.

The Oklahoma ABLE Commission will allow delivery of alcoholic beverages until April 17th, following Governor Kevin Stitt’s newly amended executive orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Tus preguntas sobre el Coronavirus, y sus respuestas

Mar 24, 2020

¿Cuántos casos de COVID-19 se están analizando al día en Oklahoma?

Cody McDonald, gerente de comunicaciones públicas de OSDH Laboratorio de Salud Pública, dijo que ellos no están dando datos de los análisis por ahora.

Los funcionarios del Departamento de Estado para la Salud de Oklahoma están instando a los médicos a usar su mejor criterio para hacer análisis a pacientes por COVID-19. Las muestras están siendo enviadas a el Laboratorio de Salud Pública OSDH.

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All of Oklahoma’s tribal casinos are temporarily closed to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.


The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association confirmed Monday all of its tribal members have closed their casinos because of COVID-19. Oklahoma has around 130 tribal gaming operations that have paid more than $1.5 billion dollars in exclusivity fees to the state since 2005. 


OIGA Chairman Matthew Morgan said the move will hopefully have a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans.