About Bobby Ross Jr.


I hate flying, but I love on-the-ground reporting — so I spend plenty of time in the air.

My journalistic travels have taken me to all 50 states and 13 countries.

Bobby Ross Jr.

I’ve filed thousands of stories for The Oklahoman (1993-2002), The Associated Press (2002-2005) and The Christian Chronicle (2005-present).

Based in Oklahoma City, I’m also a media columnist for GetReligion and a freelance correspondent for Religion News Service, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. 

My byline has appeared everywhere from the Paris-based international wire service Agence France-Presse to the front page of the Los Angeles Times to the website of USA Today.

And talk about burying the lede: I’m crazy in love with my wife, Tamie, and a super-proud father and grandfather. Our son Brady is a youth minister in Waco, Texas, where he lives with our daughter-in-law, Mary, and our grandson, Bennett. Our son Keaton is a journalism major at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City and has gained valuable experience with the Norman Transcript and Oklahoma Watch. Our daughter, Kendall, is an education major (and champion debater) at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.


Besides my family, I’m passionate about my faith, Texas Rangers baseball and country music (the classic kind).

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