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Hall of Fame Member

Ernest J. “Ernie” Schultz

Inducted: 1978

ERNEST J. “ERNIE” SCHULTZ (1930-2017) became national president of the Radio Television News Directors Association (1977-78) by the double route of a quarter-century of outstanding work as a television newsman and service to his various professional organizations. A 1951 Phi Delta Kappa graduate in radio news from the University of Oklahoma, he served 3 years as an officer with the U.S. Army in Korea. He began his broadcasting career with KGEO-TV in Enid (now KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City) in 1954. He worked with KTVY (formerly WKY-TV) in Oklahoma City as a reporter-photographer (1955-62), news director (1962-71), and director of information in charge of all non-entertainment programming (since 1970). He was president of the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters and the Oklahoma City professional chapter of SPJ, SDX.

Ernest J. “Ernie” Schultz
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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