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Hall of Fame Honorees

1998 Members

Robert “Bob” Barry

Robert “Bob” Barry

Inducted: 1998 ROBERT "BOB" BARRY (1931-2011) Bob Barry, sportscaster for KFOR-TV, has become well known throughout Oklahoma for his radio play-by-play of Oklahoma college sports for more than 30 years. He joined the station in 1966 and served as sports director for...

Linda Cavanaugh

Linda Cavanaugh

Inducted: 1998 LINDA CAVANAUGH (1950- ) has worked at KFOR-TV, channel 4 in Oklahoma City for more than 20 years, and became the state's first female co-anchor in 1979. Her broadcast journalism is nationally known for investigative and feature reports; she has earned...

Reba N. Collins

Reba N. Collins

Inducted: 1998 REBA N. COLLINS (1925-2005) has a distinguished lifetime of writing and scholarship in Oklahoma, and was a national speaker and book author, recognized as the foremost Will Rogers scholar. A native of Shawnee, she earned a bachelor's degree from Central...

D. Jo Ferguson

D. Jo Ferguson

Inducted: 1998 D. JO FERGUSON (1922-2010), publisher of the Pawnee Chief, left OU and helped his father Jo O. establish the paper in 1941. He joined the Navy as correspondent in 1942 and sent about 1,000 stories back to hometown newspapers. He returned to Pawnee in...

Fred H. Grove

Fred H. Grove

Inducted: 1998 FRED H. GROVE (1913-2008) spent almost 40 years in Oklahoma as an editor, OU press relations writer, journalism teacher and OETA staff writer. He is a well-known western fiction and historical author. He grew up in Hominy and after graduation from the...

Marie Price

Marie Price

Inducted: 1998 MARIE PRICE (1947- ) is one of the best-known reporters on the Oklahoma Capitol scene, having covered state politics for at least 18 years, most of the time as Capitol Bureau chief of the Oklahoma Legislative Reporter. Her reputation for thoroughness,...

Walter N. “Walt” Radmilovich, Jr.

Walter N. “Walt” Radmilovich, Jr.

Inducted: 1998 WALTER N. “WALT” RADMILOVICH, JR. (1930-2008) was known throughout Oklahoma for his 18-year career in public relations with Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., retiring as vice president of corporate communications in 1995. Walt began his journalism career at the...

Arthur B. Ramsey

Arthur B. Ramsey

Inducted: 1998 ARTHUR B. RAMSEY (1914-2000), a native of Oklahoma City, was a pioneer Oklahoma newsreel cameraman. Beginning in 1928, he set up the most ambitious 35 mm motion picture business in Oklahoma City, and filmed the news events of The Depression for Pathe,...

William P.  Ross

William P. Ross

Inducted: 1998 WILLIAM P. ROSS (1820-1891) is the founding father of Oklahoma journalism. An honor graduate of what is now Princeton University, he was chief of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. He founded and was editor of the first newspaper in what is now Oklahoma,...

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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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