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Hall of Fame Member

Ronald L. Jenkins

Inducted: 1997

RONALD L. JENKINS (1944- ) began his journalism career for his hometown daily in Fort Smith and was promoted to sports editor two years later. After working for the Oklahoma Journal, he joined the Associated Press in Oklahoma City, where he has developed a reputation as an expert capitol correspondent who finds stories with an interest beyond statehouse walls and sometimes Oklahoma’s borders. He also has become a familiar face on OETA’s weekly legislative review show.

Ronald L. Jenkins
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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