Supriya Sridhar

Sridhar Supriya covers blight in northeast Oklahoma for Oklahoma Watch, an investigative non-profit news organization based in Oklahoma City. She was a magazine intern at Politico in 2019 where she fact-checked, researched, coordinated projects and reported for Politico’s policy team. After interning she headed off for an adventure, hiking over 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. During her time on the trail, she walked through communities with a lack of adequate news sources, deepening her belief in the necessity of local news. In college, Supriya interned at The Oklahoman, The Wichita Eagle and the Louisville Courier-Journal as a Chips Quinn Scholar. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in December 2018 with Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and held several leadership positions at her student paper.

Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma Watch is a statewide investigative news organization created in late 2010. Our staple is in-depth, data-driven stories and we distribute our content to about 100 news outlets around the state for republication for free. Increasingly we are developing multimedia content with video, stills and interactive tables or data visualizations. We also hold public forums on critical issues and we bring on college interns in journalism and public relations to dig into the severe human-needs problems that afflict our state.