Lilian Newby

Inducted: 1981

LILIAN NEWBY (1943-1991) earned a prominent place in Oklahoma journalism history when she led the long and successful fight for a state shield law passed in 1974. A past president of the Oklahoma City professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, she worked on the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Times, Shawnee News-Star and Daily Ardmoreite, followed by four years as capitol correspondent for the Tulsa Tribune. She has been a congressional press secretary since 1977.