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: Wedding Chapel Owner has a Unique Vantage Point on Love

    Posted on: 10:00 am, February 14, 2014, by

    BETHANY, OKLAHOMA — If love is a journey, this place is one of the milestones, not the start, but close...
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  • Great State: Boy Scouts Brave Unusually Snowy Klondike Derby

    Posted on: 9:40 am, February 11, 2014, by

    CLEO SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA — It’s not exactly the North Pole but it’s close enough to feel the cold. A group...
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  • Great State: Oklahoma’s Only Pro Belly Dancers Shaking to Win Belly Dancer of the Universe Title

    Posted on: 10:36 am, February 10, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Cue the music at Zorba’s Restaurant on Saturday nights. Every week 3 or 4 belly dancers...
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  • Great State: Newcastle Boys Get Reward for the Lost Art of Letter Writing

    Posted on: 11:08 am, February 6, 2014, by

    NEWCASTLE, OKLAHOMA — It should have been a snow day but wasn’t. The three boys sitting at a kitchen island...
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  • Great State: A Human Voice on the Line Proves a Huge Asset to One Edmond Bank

    Posted on: 11:34 am, February 4, 2014, by

    EDMOND, OKLAHOMA — Hers is the human voice at the other end of the line. “Thank you for calling Citizens...
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  • Great State: 125th Anniversary of Belle Starr’s Murder Sparks Renewed Interest in Her Final Resting Place

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, January 31, 2014, by

    PORUM, OKLAHOMA — It’s still a lonely stretch of the Canadian River in eastern Oklahoma just a few miles upstream...
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  • Great State: One Girl, One Calf, Best Friends

    Posted on: 9:04 am, January 30, 2014, by

    REED, OKLAHOMA — It’s a dry, cold gale that sweeps across the prairie this winter, and a sometimes cruel wind...
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  • Great State: From Stray to Stay in Shawnee

    Posted on: 10:27 am, January 28, 2014, by

    SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA — You can usually find Steve relaxing in a corner. He’s a 2, maybe 3, year old Labrador...
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  • Great State: Airborne Dreams in Frederick, OK

    Posted on: 10:20 am, January 27, 2014, by

      FREDERICK, OKLAHOMA — They come from all over the United States. This year’s airborne class includes guys from Australia...
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  • Great State: Herb’s Rocks

    Posted on: 10:28 am, January 24, 2014, by

    COMANCHE, OKLAHOMA — They might look like rocks, but to Herb Macy they are a travelogue through both personal and...
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  • Great State: Inviting King to Breakfast in MWC

    Posted on: 9:30 am, January 21, 2014, by

    MIDWEST CITY, OKLAHOMA — Hundreds of people walked into the Reed Center early Monday morning, greeting old friends and seeing...
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  • Great State: Pigeon Convention Flies in

    Posted on: 12:05 pm, January 20, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — To walk these convention show aisles is to explore one of the oldest relationships that exist...
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