Joe Howell

Inducted: 1987

JOE HOWELL (1910-1998) began his newspaper career as a Tulsa Tribune carrier boy and went on to become the newsroom’s expert on politics, government and a myriad of other subjects. He joined the Tribune staff as a full-time reporter in 1927, stopping only for a period in the circulation department and one year spent teaching and another on the staff of Sen. Robert S. Kerr. He covered seven full terms of the Oklahoma Legislature and helped cover the election or administration of every governor since 1937.