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James H. Reid

Inducted: 2002

JAMES H. REID (1917-2005) was born in Muskogee and attended Oklahoma A&M in mechanical engineering. When WWII broke out he joined the Army Air Corps, where he met war correspondent Dixie Tighe who urged him to enter journalism after he wrote a story for Stars and Stripes. After the war he graduated in journalism from Oklahoma A&M and worked for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix as reporter, farm editor and photographer. In 1950, he joined The Daily Oklahoman in a 31-year career covering police courts, education and business. He cultivated a wide range of sources who trusted him because he would get the story right.

James H. Reid
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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