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Hall of Fame Member

Frank McGee

Inducted: 1974

FRANK McGEE (1921-1974) achieved giant stature among American broadcasters through his innovations and his human approach to news coverage. He began his career on KGFF Shawnee in 1940 and moved to WKY-TV Oklahoma City in 1950 where he did the nation’s first news film coverage of a criminal trial. Moving to WSFA-TV Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, he earned national recognition for his coverage of racial strife. The remaining seventeen years of his life he spent with the NBC national television network, moderating the first presidential candidate debates in 1960 and anchoring major news shows. Among his many awards was the 1968 Emmy for the best special events news coverage of the year.

Frank McGee
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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