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Mr. Kelley goes to Washington

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Could the above video be Ed Kelley’s final video commentary for NewsOK? Maybe so.

Ed Kelley is leaving OPUBCO, he has taken the lead role at the Washington Times. Anyone who knows Ed (no disrespect intended with the first-name reference) immediately understands that this is a perfect gig for him. Pinstripe suits. Pocket square. Engaging conversationalist with a passion for politics, news and sports. Spent time in the DC area, his sons live there, he loves the news cycle.

I remember being in DC with Ed. David Jones and I traveled to install a video studio in The Oklahoman’s DC bureau for reporters Chris Casteel and Mark Green. We ate at 5 Guys Burgers more than a few times at the National Press Building’s food court. I gained 5 pounds probably. And we tried our best to keep up with the long strides of Ed, who remembered his way around the DC subway system remarkably well. We took the system for a tour of the Washington Post’s online operations to talk video.

Above is Ed Kelley’s final video (maybe?), below is one of his first videos from the summer of 2007. Notice the shot is way too tight with the non title-safe titles. More than 750 vids were taped in between. According to our Brightcove library, there are 784 “Ed Kelley” videos. Some may be duplicates, but I’m thinking the number is around 750. Only Angi Bruss and I would be in more videos for NewsOK during that time. Pretty impressive commitment by Ed Kelley.


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David Morris

Dave Morris serves as Director of Video at OPUBCO, where he's worked since 1996. Morris spent two years as a sports reporter for The Oklahoman before transitioning to online efforts. He has 15 years of digital management with Oklahoman.com and... Read more ›

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