Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

2000 Members

Roy Angel

Roy Angel

Inducted: 2000 ROY ANGEL (1920-1984) spent his entire 35-year newspaper career as sports editor of the Shawnee News-Star. He attended Purcell High School, where he quarterbacked the football team, and he graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism....

Ed Brocksmith

Ed Brocksmith

Inducted: 2000 ED BROCKSMITH (1941- ) graduated from Oklahoma State University in broadcasting in 1965. A Tulsa native, Brocksmith began his career as a newsman at KRMG radio in Tulsa. In 1967, he was chosen first bureau chief to organize the news operation of the...

Terry M. Clark

Terry M. Clark

Inducted: 2000 TERRY M. CLARK (1944- ), past University of Central Oklahoma Journalism Department chairman, has a record of outstanding teaching dedicated to helping students and community journalism. He began his career as news editor of the Clarinda, Iowa,...

Robert W. Haring

Robert W. Haring

Inducted: 2000 ROBERT W. HARING (1932-2019) graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and became city editor at The Southern Illinoisan at Carbondale. He joined the Associated Press in Little Rock, Ark., in 1959. He worked in Tulsa and Columbus,...

Katherine Hatch

Katherine Hatch

Inducted: 2000 KATHERINE HATCH (1934-2012) started her journalism career as a reporter at the Kansas City Times. She worked at TIME in New York but left in 1959 because women weren't offered writing jobs. She joined the Kansas City Bureau of United Press International...

Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson

Inducted: 2000 JIM HENDERSON (1942- ) first worked at his hometown Elk City Daily News until 1966 when he moved to the Clinton Daily News. At the Tulsa World for 10 years, he was named Outstanding Oklahoma Newsman by the OSU School of Journalism. Named a Nieman...

Jan Lovell

Jan Lovell

Inducted: 2000 JAN LOVELL (1934-2014) Oklahoma Educational Television Authority State Capitol Bureau chief, began his broadcast career at KVSO radio in Ardmore while in junior high. He graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in philosophy while he worked with...

Robert H. "Bob" Peterson

Robert H. "Bob" Peterson

Inducted: 2000 ROBERT H. "BOB" PETERSON (1927-2004) began his newspaper career as a paperboy for the Wewoka Times-Democrat. He entered the University of Oklahoma in 1944, then enlisted in the Air Force and became editor of the 5th Air Force Command Report in Japan. He...

Charles Ward

Charles Ward

Inducted: 2000 CHARLES WARD (1918-1999) became editor of the Cleburne County Times at Heber Spring, Ark. at 17, the youngest editor in the state. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and earned a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma where he...

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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