Brianna Bailey.

The Frontier is excited to announce it has hired Brianna Bailey as its newest investigative reporter.

Bailey grew up in Idaho and moved to Oklahoma years ago. She has covered issues ranging from Oklahoma’s strained child welfare system to the slow decline of Oklahoma’s rural hospitals.  She has walked all the way across Oklahoma City twice, once north-to south via Western Avenue and once via the old U.S. Route 66.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Oklahoma.

Bailey will be The Frontier’s first Oklahoma City-based reporter. She brings an extensive knowledge of Oklahoma City, having worked as a reporter at The Oklahoman for five years.

Prior to working at The Oklahoman, Bailey worked at the Journal Record for three years.

“I’m very excited to welcome Brianna Bailey to The Frontier,” said Frontier Publisher Robert Lorton III. “Brianna lives and will work in the Oklahoma City area. This will allow The Frontier to cover more closely government transparency from our state capitol along with her expertise in social services and criminal justice. Her passion and commitment to chase a story will fit in greatly as one of our new watchdogs for the public good.”

Bailey has won several journalism awards, and has been praised for her recent reporting on controversial court-ordered recovery programs across Oklahoma. To contact Bailey for a story, email her at Follow her on Twitter at