Malvina Stephenson

Inducted: 1990

MALVINA STEPHENSON (1911-1996) was an Oklahoman whose tenacity as a Washington correspondent was legendary. She has covered Washington since 1939 for the Tulsa World and at times for other newspapers and radio stations. Well known as a reporter who pursued a story with relentless energy, she scored many beats, some of international importance. She also worked 13 years on the staff of U.S. Sen. Robert S. Kerr. Her nomination for the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame was signed by all eight members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, something unprecedented in the Hall’s history.