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Hall of Fame Member

Vivian E. Vahlberg

Inducted: 1983

VIVIAN E. VAHLBERG (1948- ) brought honor to her state when President Reagan installed her in 1982 as the first woman president of the prestigious National Press Club. As assistant Washington Bureau chief for The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, she has covered a wide range of stories both in and out of Washington, from the Supreme Court to Congress to the White House and from national political campaigns to offset oil drilling near Norway. She was born and reared in Oklahoma City and attended Rice and Northwestern universities.

Vivian E. Vahlberg
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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Assistant hall of fame director named

Assistant hall of fame director named

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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