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: 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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  • Great State: Snakebit Horse Still Competing at IFR

    Posted on: 9:35 am, January 16, 2014, by

    BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA — He lays gas lines for a living but Jason Stewart’s heart lies in the pastures surrounding his...
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  • Great State: A Hidden Collection from Cows

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, January 14, 2014, by , updated on: 02:00pm, January 14, 2014

    STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA — There was a time when you called your local milk man to get him to deliver an...
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  • Great State: Pressed Back Into Service

    Posted on: 9:25 am, January 9, 2014, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Before keyboards and cartridges, before ink jets and now 3-D printing, there were guys like Jimmy...
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  • Great State: UnWINEd in Ponca City

    Posted on: 12:17 pm, January 7, 2014, by

    PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA — There was a time, not long ago, when the whimsical decorations on Melody Young’s business walls...
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  • Great State: Top 4 of ’13

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, December 31, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — A whole year is a long stretch of highway, 365 mile markers for days. I put...
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  • Great State: New Year’s Eve 1960

    Posted on: 12:32 pm, December 31, 2013, by

    EDMOND, OKLAHOMA — From film to tape to disk to laptop computer, fitting a piece of half-century old film into...
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  • Great State: Route 66 Restorations

    Posted on: 12:20 pm, December 31, 2013, by

    STROUD, OKLAHOMA — Pete Sawatzky says you could build a whole car with his inventory, but not just any car....
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  • Great State: The Best Christmas Present, Each Other

    Posted on: 10:04 am, December 26, 2013, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — They had a big get-together the day before, so the old pictures were close at hand....
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  • Great State: Skating Blind

    Posted on: 12:05 pm, December 23, 2013, by , updated on: 02:57pm, December 23, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — An ambulance pulls up to the Devon Ice Rink downtown and you’d naturally think it would...
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  • Great State: Langston’s Celebrates a Century

    Posted on: 11:58 am, December 23, 2013, by , updated on: 02:58pm, December 23, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Looking for history in outfits for cowboys, Brian Barber starts at one end of Langston’s Western...
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  • Great State: Lighting up the Prairie for 100 Years

    Posted on: 11:49 am, December 23, 2013, by

    BLACKWELL, OKLAHOMA — The old settlers around Blackwell, Oklahoma got used to the idea that when the sun went down...
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