Meet Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor, and columnist.
Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Times, the Norman Transcript and the Oklahoma Journal — and entered the newspaper business at the age of 17, with the Transcript in 1978. His first game assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he has enjoyed the journey ever since, from high school wrestling duals and regional track meets to Orange Bowls and the NBA playoffs.
Six-time Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year – National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
Four-time KATIE Award winner – Press Club of Dallas
2009 Cleveland County Big Brother of the Year
First Place Sports Column – Oklahoma SPJ Awards, 2015
Top Ten Column Writing – AP Sports Editors, 2015