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Hall of Fame Member

Glen Bayless

Inducted: 1986

GLEN BAYLESS (1916-1989) began reporting for the Oklahoma News in 1938 and left the state the next year to begin a long career, much of it in Washington, as a United Press reporter and as a writer and editor for Newsweek and Business Week. He did public relations work before joining the business news department of the Daily Oklahoman in 1972. A native of Sapulpa, Bayless was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Glen Bayless
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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