Journalist Ben Fenwick to Speak at SWOSU


Ben Fenwick

Journalist Ben Fenwick will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford this Tuesday, November 6.

The 7 p.m. talk is sponsored by the University Media Association and will be held in Room 104 of the Stafford Center. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

“This is a great opportunity to meet one of Oklahoma’s premiere journalists and hear his incredible stories,” said Cashlie Hines of the UMA.  

Fenwick is an Oklahoma investigative journalist regularly covering crime, politics and other matters of interest in the Oklahoma City area. In 2004, Fenwick embedded with the Oklahoma National Guard in Afghanistan as a freelancer, covering the unit until they came home.

In 1995, Reuter’s wire service hired Fenwick to cover the Oklahoma City bombing. He ended up getting documents that showed accused bomber Timothy McVeigh confessed the crime completely to his attorneys. Fenwick published McVeigh's account in Playboy Magazine at the start of McVeigh's trial. Fenwick now works for the Oklahoma Gazette in Oklahoma City.