Frances "Fran" Morris

Inducted: 2002

FRANCES “FRAN” MORRIS (1930- ) has always used her writing career as an advocate for children. Born in Britton, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma in English after majoring in radio and TV. She became “Miss Fran” every morning on KWTV from 1958 to 1967, after working for three years as a writer for WTAR-TV in Norfolk and KWTV. As writer, producer and hostess of “Storyland,” she also wrote children’s stories in columns. After earning a MA from the University of Oklahoma, she focused on mental health for children. She continued children’s TV work at KFOR for 17 years. She also wrote “Speaking for Children” for The Oklahoma Gazette, KFOR and a talk show on KTOK.