Windsor Ridenour

1992 Lifetime Achievement Award

WINDSOR RIDENOUR (1938-2019) was a journalist and leader who started as a reporter for The Tulsa Tribune. He became the Oklahoma City bureau chief, then city editor and assistant managing editor before becoming executive editor in 1989. He held the position for three years until The Tribune closed in 1992 as one of the last metro afternoon papers. He directed award-winning projects from a series on the riots at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary that won the 1983 Associated Press Sweepstakes Award to stories about the Penn Square Bank collapse. He was a past president of the AP-Oklahoma News Executives and Tulsa Press Club. His award’s original name “Certificate of Merit” in 1992 was changed to “Lifetime Achievement” in 2019. He was the second to receive the certificate.