Robby Korth

StateImpact Oklahoma - Education Reporter

Robby Korth joined StateImpact Oklahoma in October 2019, focusing on education reporting.

He grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Journalism degree.

Robby has reported for several newspapers, most recently covering higher education and other topics for The Roanoke Times in southwest Virginia. While there, he co-created the podcast Septic, spending a year reporting on the story of a missing five-year-old boy, the discovery of his body in a septic tank a few days after his disappearance, and the subsequent court trial of his mother. Although the story was of particular interest to residents in Virginia, the podcast gained a larger audience and was named as a New and Noteworthy podcast by Apple Podcasts.

On a personal note, Robby loves trivia games and won his elementary school's geography bee in fifth grade.

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The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education are asking lawmakers for a $125 million budget increase during the 2020 legislative session.

The regents voted unanimously Thursday morning to pass a budget request that would increase the state’s appropriation to colleges and universities to $927 million. The request, formally called the system’s “budget needs,” serves as a wishlist. Historically, state lawmakers have not granted the requests.

StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaboration of NPR member stations in Oklahoma, has added a new reporter to their team.

Robby Korth joined StateImpact in October and will be focusing on education issues. He is an Oklahoma and Arkansas native, growing up in Ardmore and Fayetteville. After graduating from the University of Nebraska with a Journalism degree, Robby reported for several newspapers, most recently covering higher education and other topics for The Roanoke Times in southwest Virginia.