Logan Layden

StateImpact Oklahoma - Managing Editor

Logan Layden is a reporter and managing editor for StateImpact Oklahoma. He is a native of McAlester, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. Logan spent three years as a state capitol reporter and local host of All Things Considered for NPR member station KGOU in Norman and six years as a reporter with StateImpact from 2011 to 2017. Most recently, he was news director for McAlester Radio before returning to public radio in 2020.

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KOSU is covering the coronavirus in Oklahoma and how it's affecting our lives. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

For this week’s Here & Now District Profile, we look at the race in Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, where Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Kendra Horn faces off against Republican State Sen. Stephanie Bice.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Logan Layden, managing editor at State Impact Oklahoma and KGOU.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Mairead Todd / KOSU

Oklahoma becomes the 37th state to expand Medicaid, Stephanie Bice and Terry Neese advance to Congressional District 5 Republican runoff, and more than half of Oklahoma legislative races are now decided.

Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma plans to reopen its campuses to students for the fall semester. But, face masks will be mandatory, and the return to school will be far from normal.

OU’s chief COVID-19 officer, Dr. Dale Bratzler, said in a press conference Thursday that Oklahoma is seeing a substantial spike in coronavirus cases. Accordingly, OU will require students, staff, and faculty to wear fabric or disposable surgical-style masks while indoors across its three campuses in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.

Logan Layden

President Donald Trump was in Tulsa Saturday night for his first campaign rally since the coronavirus shut down much of the nation. Turnout was far lower than expected, and only minor arguments and impassioned chants occurred when rally-goers and racial justice protesters met in the streets.

Jamie Glisson

The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange as part of Oklahoma Engaged is continuing to cover the developing story around Juneteenth celebrations, Donald Trump's rally and protests in Tulsa from June 19-21, 2020. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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Tulsa Prepares For President Trump's Rally

Jun 19, 2020

President Trump is scheduled to hold his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic began on Saturday in Tulsa. The rally will take place at an indoor venue that holds 19,000 people.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with Logan Layden, reporter and managing editor at State.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.


Plans for a large rally for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday are causing backlash from some area leaders, including District 2 Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith, who says the ongoing pandemic isn’t her only concern.

Mairead Todd / KOSU

Demonstrators gathered at NE 36th Street and Kelley Avenue in northeast Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week.

Thousands of people rallied at the demonstration organized by Black Lives Matter OKC before many of them marched south to the state capitol. The protest was largely peaceful and incident-free, as community members passed out water, grilled food and chanted support for marchers.