Galen Culver

Great State Reporter/Photographer

Galen Culver is a reporter/photographer for Oklahoma's News Channel 4 who produces "Is This a Great State or What?" He joined KFOR's team as a photojournalist.

Prior to joining NewsChannel 4, Galen worked as a reporter, photographer and weekend anchor in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

He broke into the television business a reporter and photographer in Missoula, Montana.

Galen earned his degree in Journalism and Communications from Washington State University.

Galen has received many photojournalism accolades including the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

His coverage of the first Gulf War won an Oklahoma Associated Press Award for Best General Reporting.

In July of 1991, Galen began a unique assignment to find and showcase amazing Oklahoma sights and stories.

Since that time the "Is This a Great State or What" segment has aired nearly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on various News Channel 4 broadcasts.

Galen continues his search on the 5 p.m. newscast these days, producing, shooting, writing and editing feature stories from every corner of Oklahoma.

Galen is married to News Channel 4 anchor and producer, Tara Blume.

They and their Oklahoma-born daughters, Evelyn and Holly, live in Oklahoma City.

Recent Articles

  • Great State: Longtime Concert Pianist Still Plays Through Failing Sense of Sight

    Posted on: 1:23 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    NICHOLS HILLS, OKLAHOMA — Virginia Campbell was 4 years old when her mother took her to a family gathering to...
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  • Great State: From Geary to OKC Opens New World to Young Artists

    Posted on: 10:17 am, April 21, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Scratching the surface. That’s the first step in etching, and teaching. A year ago Geary High...
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  • Great State: The Duke’s Grandaughter and Joel McRea’s Grandson Glad to Share Memories at Cowboy Museum

    Posted on: 9:58 am, April 17, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — He called her ‘Sweetheart’ or ‘Honey’. She called him ‘Grandaddy’. If Anita La Cava Swift is...
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  • Great State: OSU Extension Celebrates 1st Century

    Posted on: 11:44 am, April 15, 2014, by

    WELLSTON, OKLAHOMA — Heading east from a changed central Oklahoma landscape, a train carrying the freight of knowledge and history...
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  • Great State: 8 Year Old Yukon Golfer Drives, Putts, and Pitches Augusta National

    Posted on: 1:13 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — MaKaylee  comes to Lake Hefner with her dad and a set of $69 beginner golf clubs....
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  • Great State: 11 Months after May 20 House and Car are Move In Ready

    Posted on: 12:00 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Most of the boxes sitting in a spare bedroom of Gene Perdue’s new house haven’t been...
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  • Great State: Backroads Reveal Treasure for Oklahoma Story Collector

    Posted on: 9:47 am, April 9, 2014, by

    NORMAN, OKLAHOMA — Sun on his face, wind in his hair. Sam Cross and his Harley Fatboy glide along Oklahoma’s...
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  • Great State: OSU Quidditch Team Loses Snitch, and World Cup in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on: 10:20 am, April 7, 2014, by

    STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA — Everyone gathered on this field has read the books. “Read all the books and seen all the...
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  • Great State: Edmond Man Spends 6 Years Making One Shoe

    Posted on: 9:10 am, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 09:12am, April 3, 2014

    EDMOND, OKLAHOMA — If there is a single track leading to and from Casey Keller’s apartment in Edmond, it’s there...
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  • Great State: KCLacs Links

    Posted on: 1:16 pm, April 2, 2014, by

    Official Website Indie go go site
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  • Great State: Enid Buzz to Curtoons, Curtis Tucker Does It All from Home

    Posted on: 10:42 am, April 2, 2014, by

    ENID, OKLAHOMA — There are people who think outside the box and then there are people who actually drew the...
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  • Great State: Blowback from Valentines Gives Birth to Man Day Oklahoma

    Posted on: 10:29 am, March 31, 2014, by

    ENID, OKLAHOMA — Ladies especially, please don’t be upset with Brent Kroeker because he just happens to be the founding...
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