Ponca City native and University of Oklahoma graduate Mike Boettcher has spent more than thirty years as a news correspondent for CNN, ABC and NBC. During that time he has reported on some of the biggest stories in the world, winning national Emmy and Peabody Awards.
After returning from covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Boettcher taught journalism students at his alma mater as a visiting professor. He also discussed his career in journalism with Dick Pryor for the OETA production, "Mike Boettcher On the Record."
Boettcher talks about his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the early days of Cable News Network and his life as an international reporter in "Mike Boettcher: On the Record." You can view that program on this website.
Boettcher is currently on a year-long reporting assignment with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan.