The Lost Ogle is Oklahoma City’s most popular and revered digital media publication and social media influencer — at least that’s what we tell people when we ask for money.
Founded in 2007, the website is famous for its original, offbeat and irreverent coverage of Oklahoma news, media, politics, sports, music, pop culture and events. Featuring contributions from a diverse mix of local writers, weirdos and nitwits, the website receives about 40,000 to 50,000 user visits each week, and a social media reach that goes into the hundreds of thousands.
Here’s a little bit about the people who write most of our content:
Muckraker. Showrunner. Smartass.
Patrick Riley (not the artist) is the co-founder, owner and publisher of The Lost Ogle. He founded the site as a hobby in 2007, and since then has written and published over 5,000 articles, and overseen the site’s growth into a fledgling business. His current duties include writing content, hosting podcasts, editing contributor content, managing social media, and providing advertising solutions to local businesses. He also occasionally hosts and emcees The Lost Ogle’s popular bar trivia and bingo nights held each week throughout the metro.
Patrick was born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro. He spent his childhood in south-central OKC, teenage years in the Bethany area, and most of his adulthood on the “northside.” Before becoming “The Lost Ogle Guy,” Patrick worked in the Marketing/Communications field for some prominent local businesses.
Patrick – who sometimes writes in third-person – holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma. He also holds an Associate’s from Oklahoma City Community College and is a member of their “Alumni Hall of Fame,” cementing his status as the ultimate overachieving-underachiever.
In his rare spare time, Patrick likes to spend time with his daughter, drink good beers with friends, complain about sports, and fall into Wikipedia and YouTube wormholes.
Pop-Culture Critic. Proud Latino-Choctaw. Taco Fanatic.
The Lost Ogle’s official critic-at-large, Louis Fowler covers food, arts and culture, politics and whatever else he wants for The Lost Ogle. He has written regularly for over 100 different magazine and newspapers over the past two decades, as well as having been the host of the award-winning DAMAGED Hearing radio show in Fort Collins, Colorado. He holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Oklahoma City University and is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle.
Follow him on Twitter at @LouisFowler
HAYLEY TWYMAN BRACK
Political Science Enthusiast. Millennial. Lifetime Student.
Hayley Twyman Brack has written and spoken for a variety of audiences over the last five years, from national research conferences and a psychology textbook chapter, to board game conventions and that one Star-Trek themed wedding. A graduate of the Oklahoma State University Honors College, Hayley also holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and minister credentials she downloaded from the internet.
Follow her on Twitter @squirrellygeek
Local Cynic. Professional Boozehound. Bikes to Work.
Lucas Dunn has written provincially, over the past three years, on topics ranging from Oklahoma music to profiles of peach farmers and complaints about municipal public transportation. He resides with his partner and their elderly cat. He hosts The Lost Ogle Network podcast Free Queso.
Follow him on Twitter @fernetbroncho