Berry Tramel

Berry Tramel was born in Norman and is a lifelong sports fan and newspaper reader.  He entered the newspaper business at the age of 17 at The Norman Transcript. He Joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor, and columnist.  He is heard five days a week as a guest commentator on WWLS Radio in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

           Tramel and his wife, Tricia, live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law, and three granddaughters.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Berry Tramel
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Oklahoma's 100 Greatest Athletes

Oklahomans have a long history of success in sports, beginning with Jim Thorpe's domination of the 1912 Olympic Games. After statehood, Oklahoma produced national stars in baseball, football, and basketball, and Oklahoma A & M was the first college to win back-to-back NCAA basketball championships. In the last half of the twentieth century, Oklahomans have won world and Olympic championships in a variety of sports, including wrestling, gymnastics, softball, and rodeo.