Longtime journalist, conservative commentator has died
by Dale Denwalt
One of Oklahoma’s longest-serving political commentators, known for his tempered style and widely read McCarville Report, a political news and commentary site, has died.
Mike McCarville was 76. According to a post on the McCarville Report, he died Wednesday after struggling with an illness.
“It was no secret that Mike was a proud Republican who would always keep an open ear for opposing points of view,” the post read. “He didn’t need to devolve a conversation into the partisan screaming matches so familiar on today’s cable and radio talk shows.”
Over his long career in journalism and political commentary, McCarville contributed to The Oklahoman, The Oklahoma Journal, The Oklahoma City Times, The Tulsa Tribune, The Norman Transcript and The Oklahoma Courier, according to his website. In the 1970s, he was assistant news editor at KWTV and also appeared on KOSU, KGWA, KTOK and the NRA News show.