Education and Awards


Matthew Driskill began his higher education at the University of Oklahoma before seeking his fortune in the oilfields of Oklahoma. Realizing that school was not such a bad gig, he returned to university, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts and a Master’s Degree in journalism.

columbia University School of Journalism Grad Class 1989Master’s Degree

Driskill earned his Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York in 1989. He was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the school and the American Council on Germany and reported on environmental issues in a then-divided Germany.

University of Central OklahomaBachelor’s Degree

University of Central Oklahoma, B.A. 1986
Outstanding Graduate in Journalism
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi


First Place AP Award1st Place Investigative Reporting/Associated Press
1988 series on toxic waste at U.S. federal and military sites.

2nd Place AP Award2nd Place Business Writing/Associated Press
Team coverage of the 1987 U.S. stock market crash and its effects on businesses throughout Oklahoma and the United States.