Ivy M. Coffey

Inducted: 1991

IVY M. COFFEY (1917-2009) had a highly respected byline in Oklahoma newspapers for many years. She worked for the Oklahoman and Times in positions such as food editor, book page editor, women’s editor, Sunday magazine writer, state staff reporter and Washington correspondent. She was also city editor of the Ponca City News and covered Canadian County news for the EI Reno Daily Tribune. The essence of a hard-working journalist, she said many times to young reporters, “There are no dull stories-just dull reporters.”