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Ida B. Blackburn

Inducted: 2001

IDA B. BLACKBURN (1929-2016) began a 43-year career in Oklahoma television as “Miss Ida” for the nationally syndicated Romper Room in 1958 on KOCO-TV. She created the magazine format program “At Home with Ida” in 1960. It was renamed “Dateline Hollywood” in 1962 and the “Ida B. Show” in 1963 when she became Oklahoma’s first Hollywood correspondent, interviewing entertainment stars. The show aired until 1975. She segued into advertising, selling for KOCO-TV until she opened her own ad agency. Born in Ninnekah, she is a 1952 graduate of Central State College in music. 

Ida B. Blackburn
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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