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Hall of Fame Member

Stella M. Roberts

Inducted: 1984

STELLA M. ROBERTS (1922-deceased) became the first woman elected national secretary treasurer of the Wire Service Guild, representing 2,200 employees of the Associated Press International. Early in her career, she worked a year for the Okemah Leader and then joined the AP in 1945, working in the Oklahoma City Bureau and the Capitol Bureau the next 31 years. Her work won a number of awards. In 1976, she became public information director for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Stella M. Roberts
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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