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Mark Opgrande

Communications Director

Mark Opgrande began his career as a television journalist in 1995 in his home state of Washington. He spent the next several years working as a news reporter and anchor in Montana before moving to Oklahoma in 2001 to work for KWTV and KOCO in the same roles. Following his career in broadcasting he became the Communications Manager at Feed the Children, which at the time was one of the largest children’s charity organizations in the world. His duties included traveling the country and speaking extensively on children’s poverty issues effecting communities in the U.S.  In 2015 he joined the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and fulfilled a lifetime goal to work in Law Enforcement. In 2021 he transitioned to the jail and was named the Communications Director.


Mark Opgrande has appeared on numerous television news programs as a reporter and contributor, including ABC, NBC, CBS, as well as CNN, MSNBC and FOX. He has also appeared in several movies and in an episode of the show Tabloid on the Investigation Discovery Network.

Mark Opgrande is also the recipient of an Oklahoma Associated Press Award for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

As the Communications Director, his office is responsible for the OCDC’s internal and external communication efforts, community engagement, records keeping, social media as well as the website and all media inquiries.  


Mark Opgrande
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