Sean Rowley was hired by the Cherokee Phoenix at the beginning of 2019. Sean was born a long time ago in Tulsa, where he grew up and attended Booker T. Washington High School as a freshman before moving to Pawnee County and graduating from Cleveland High School in 1987.
He graduated sans honors from Northeastern State University in 1992 with a bachelor of arts in mass communication with emphases in advertising and public relations. Sean briefly held sports editor positions with the Tahlequah Daily Press and the then-McAlester News-Capital and Democrat before being hired to the sports desk at the Tulsa World in June 1993. He moved to the design desk at the end of 1996, where he remained until January 2009. He held a position within the NSU Office of Communications and Marketing before returning to the Tahlequah Daily Press as a news and political reporter in 2013. There, he accumulated a number of Associated Press and Oklahoma Press Association awards for news coverage, adding to awards won as a part-time reporter in his college days with the TDP, Cleveland American and as co-editor of The Northeastern.
Sean is perilously carnivorous and likes to grill meats of all sorts over different woods. He also enjoys pitching a tent in the outdoors for a few nights as his schedule allows.