Gene Curtis

Inducted: 1996

GENE CURTIS (1929- ) joined the Tulsa World in 1948 while a student at the University of Tulsa and was associated with the paper for the next 46 years except for two years out during the Korean War. He was managing editor for many years before retirement in 1994. Curtis has said that his goal in life was to be a newspaper reporter and editor. He added, “I realize I have been more fortunate than most to have achieved that goal and to have had jobs for my entire working life that I loved—newspapering.”