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: Oklahoma City Machinist Sees Signs of ‘Springs’ Everywhere He Looks

    Posted on: 10:58 am, March 25, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — If there’s a spring in his step, Kerry Cannon has good reason. Over the past 40...
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  • Great State: Old West and Movie West Live Together in History Center Archives

    Posted on: 9:44 am, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 09:46am, March 24, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — In History Center halls every footstep takes researchers like Rachel Mosman and Jeff Briley toward the...
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  • Great State: Scientist Parents Bring Home Experiments for the Whole School

    Posted on: 1:47 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 01:48pm, March 20, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Let’s start with a recipe for something called a ‘bag bomb”. Take a little baking soda, some...
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  • Great State: Oklahoma Girl Undaunted by the Physical Challenges of Showing Her Animals

    Posted on: 1:13 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Market Wether, Hampshire, Shropshire, and Suffolk. Shelby Frost brought four sheep to the 2014 Oklahoma Youth...
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  • Great State: Oklahoma City Artist Uses Music to Paint

    Posted on: 12:35 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — As important as mixing paint or stretching canvas, MtnWoman Silver’s choice of music affects the outcome...
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  • Great State: Cold Weather in March Means Extra Duty During Calving Season

    Posted on: 10:07 am, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 11:03am, March 7, 2014

    COOPERTON, OKLAHOMA — Even in a land of extremes, the Wichita Mountains are used to warmer weather in March. Charlie...
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  • Great State: An Aircraft Project Begun in 1937 Nears Completion in 2014

    Posted on: 9:35 am, March 5, 2014, by

    TULSA, OKLAHOMA — It’s much more now than just the sum of it’s many parts. The famous Bugatti 100p looks...
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  • Great State: Perry Wrestlers Win a 40th State Championship

    Posted on: 10:43 am, March 3, 2014, by

    PERRY, OKLAHOMA — There is no other sound like it, the thump of feet on a rubber mat, the loud...
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  • Great State: OK Student Inventor Expo Offers Solutions for Everyday Problems

    Posted on: 9:04 am, February 27, 2014, by

    MIDWEST CITY, OKLAHOMA — Too dark to find something in the bottom of your purse? Reanna Glenn put a light...
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  • Great State: Purcell Couple’s Marriage Parallels the Lifespan of the Closed John C. Nance Bridge

    Posted on: 9:46 am, February 26, 2014, by

    PURCELL, OKLAHOMA — The matrimonial bridge that joined Tom and Alura Idleman in 1939 is as strong as ever. Unfortunately,...
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  • Great State: Wal-Mart and T G and Y Share Some Beginnings in Oklahoma Wheat Belt Town

    Posted on: 10:52 am, February 20, 2014, by

    KINGFISHER, OKLAHOMA — Just to set the record straight, TG and Y stood for the first letters in the last...
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  • Putnam City Middle School Teacher Tells a Lifetime of Humorous Tales

    Posted on: 11:37 am, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 11:45am, February 19, 2014

    BETHANY, OKLAHOMA — It’s not all thumbs in Matt Weinrich’s 6th grade Keyboarding class. Matt has his students learning to...
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