2023 induction ceremony to include 10 journalists and 2 Lifetime Achievement honorees

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Hall of Fame Member

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 where she covered President Truman. In 1961, she joined the Daily Oklahoman where she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for the coverage of the Oklahoma Supreme Court bribery scandals. She also wrote three books, including the Helen Hayes autobiography, My Life in Three Acts. She was a foreign correspondent for many international newspapers in Mexico and Central America for 15 years. 

Katherine Hatch
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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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