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.