Christi McGahan

Instructor of Journalism & Mass Media
Office Location Sarkeys Telecommunication Center, 118-A
Phone (Office) 405.585.4356
OBU Mailbox # 61240
Email christi.mcgahan@okbu.edu

Biography

Christi McGahan is an OBU graduate with a degree in electronic media production. She is is a four time NATAS Heartland Regional Emmy winner and a National Education Television Association Program Production winner. Her first year out of college she received the NATAS Heartland "Rookie of the Year" behind the scenes award. She specializes in documentary storytelling and has edited over twenty five documentaries. Over the last decade, she has received several journalism awards in the state of Oklahoma. Christi has worked for the documentary department at OETA-PBS, Lampstand Media, Jasco Products, and as a freelancer.

Currently, she is an instructor of Journalism and Mass Media at OBU and the Oklahoma Broadcasters Education Association's Vice President. Christi is pursuing a Masters in Video Promotion and Content at Liberty University. She is a strong advocate for learning through hands on experience. Christi resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and two children. Christi's interests are fitness, real estate, video production and dark chocolate.

Education

B.A. in Electronic Media Production from Oklahoma Baptist University (May 2009)

Subjects Taught

Audio Production, Electronic Media Production and Broadcast News.

Professional Memberships

Oklahoma Broadcasters Education Association

Awards and Honors

Producer Awards: 2011 National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Program Production Award, 2011 NATAS Heartland Emmy Documentary Cultural Category (State of Creativity's: The Science of Composing) for producing/writing/photography/editing

Editing Awards: 2013 NATAS Heartland Emmy Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment for editing (Inclusion in Art), 2013 NATAS Heartland Emmy Informational/Instructional Program for shooting/editing (March To The Stadium), 2012 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism 3rd place Video Editing (Band Bedlam), 2011 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism 1st Place Video Editing (Band Bedlam) & 3rd Place Video Editing (Gallery:Chainsaw Artist), 2010 NATAS Heartland Emmy-Program Editor (Composite of State of Creativity shows), 2010 Society of Professional Journalist Oklahoma Chapter TV-Video Editing (TASK), 2010 Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters Association 2nd Place Best Video Editing Broadcast Award (Botball) & 1st place Best Video Editing Broadcast Award (TASK)

Other Honors: 2019-2020 Vice President of the Oklahoma Broadcasters Education Association, 2010 NATAS Heartland's "Rookie of the Year: Behind-the-scenes," 2012 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism 2nd place Special Program (Band Bedlam) & 2nd place Videography (Band Bedlam), & 1st place Videography (#1106 On Pointe-OKC Ballet), 2011 The Associated Press Broadcasters Association of Oklahoma 2nd Place Best Special Program (Band Bedlam), 2010 Society of Professional Journalist Oklahoma Chapter 1st place TV-Criminal Justice Reporting (TASK), 2010 The Associated Press Broadcasters Association of Oklahoma 2nd Place Enterprise TV (TASK) & 3rd place Best Enterprise Reporting (Relationships)

Selected Exhibits

Comanche Code Talkers of WWII, Comanche National Museum