Bryan Pollard

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Bryan Pollard

Bryan Pollard is the Exectutive Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix, a news source that focuses on tribal issues.  

Bryan has worked for the Cherokee Phoenix since 2003. During his tenure as executive editor, Bryan has expanded the audience of the Cherokee Phoenix by improving the quality of the newspaper and implementing new products such as the website cherokeephoenix.org, a mobile app, a weekly electronic newsletter, a weekly radio show, online videos, and the adoption of social media pages. As a result, the Cherokee Phoenix is recognized as one of the best newspapers in the state of Oklahoma and all of Indian Country.

Bryan is a lifetime member of the Native American Journalists Association and has served as a board member for NAJA and the North American Street Newspaper Association. He is a certified high school journalism teacher and has taught at Sequoyah High School, an Indian boarding school in Tahlequah. He has served as a mentor for numerous journalism workshops including the Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists Working Press, the UNITY News and the NAJA Student Projects and Project Phoenix.

Bryan was born in Stillwater, Okla., and both of his parents are graduates of Oklahoma State University. He is the great-grandson of Cherokee Nation original enrollees John Albert Terrell and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Terrell of Tahlequah.

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