LeeAnn Dreadfulwater


LeeAnn Dreadfulwater (Cherokee Nation) is an Emmy®-winning associate producer and historical researcher for OsiyoTV.

She joined the OsiyoTV team in 2019 after 25 years working inside the Cherokee Nation government. LeeAnn brings a broad-based experience to her role as a researcher, social media coordinator and historian for OsiyoTV. In 2006 LeeAnn took a role in the Cherokee Nation Communications office as the tribe’s media relations officer, working with local, national and international media to facilitate accurate information about the tribe. She managed the Nation’s multi-media studio and graphic design staff, providing direction for projects such as the Cherokee National Holiday artwork. In 2011, LeeAnn launched Cherokee Nation’s first official social media presence, a Facebook page that has now grown to more than 300,000 followers word-wide.

She holds Speech and Mass Communications degrees from Northeastern State University and studied Occupational and Adult Education in grad school at Oklahoma State University. LeeAnn is an avid trail rider, who volunteers on trail advocacy at the state and national level. She and her husband Frank live on a small farm in Park Hill, Oklahoma.

Media Contact

Leanna Reeder

Public Relations Specialist