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Hall of Fame Member

Kay Dyer

Inducted: 1992

KAY DYER (1928-2020) was the first woman ever named city editor by the Oklahoma Publishing Co., first at the Oklahoman and then at the Oklahoma City Times. After 21 years with OPUBCO, she joined her family’s newspaper, the EI Reno Daily Tribune, where she has served as news editor, publisher and editor. Earlier, she received a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and worked for two newspapers in that state. She has received a number of honors for her accomplishments, including a Ford Foundation Urban Journalism Fellowship, and is recognized as one of Oklahoma’s most talented journalists.

Kay Dyer
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Assistant hall of fame director named

Assistant hall of fame director named

Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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