Chuck Ervin

Inducted: 1989

CHUCK ERVIN (1937-2011) has covered state and national political conventions since 1972 and has one of the state’s best-known bylines for political and governmental writing. After working for the McAlester News-Capital, he joined the Tulsa World staff in 1966, transferred to the paper’s state capitol bureau in 1968 and was named bureau chief in 1973. Ervin has won several writing awards, including one from Sigma Delta Chi for coverage of the McAlester prison riot.