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Wauhillau Lahay

Inducted: 1977

WAUHILLAU LAHAY (1909-1992) gained national fame as a Washington columnist for Scripps-Howard newspapers (1963-75), as the first Oklahoman to serve as president of the Washington Press Club (1973-74) and as the first woman on the governing board of Scripps-Howard Broadcasting. Starting her career on the Muskogee Daily Phoenix in 1924, she worked for the Oklahoma Publishing Co. (1928-41) as a reporter and columnist for the Oklahoman and Times, and as a broadcaster for WKY radio. She is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Wauhillau Lahay
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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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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