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Hall of Fame Honorees

2003 Members

Suzanne A. Holloway

Suzanne A. Holloway

Inducted: 2003 SUZANNE A. HOLLOWAY (1914-2018) wrote the "Chef's Choice" column for 24 years for the Tulsa World, which she joined as restaurant critic in 1976. She never missed a deadline and earned the respect of her "subjects" as well as her co-workers. She was the...

Carl “Ed” Kelley

Carl “Ed” Kelley

Inducted: 2003 CARL "ED" KELLEY (1953- ), editorial page editor of The Daily Oklahoman, served as managing editor from 1990 to 1999. He coordinated the national award-winning coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, for which he was named editor of the year by the...

Rebecca “Becky” Mayo

Rebecca “Becky” Mayo

Inducted: 2003 REBECCA "BECKY" MAYO (1941- ) has been active in many phases of the operation of The Sequoyah County Times at Sallisaw since the early 1970s, currently serving as educational services director. In 2002, she was co-winner, with her husband Jim, of the...

Anthony “Tony” Pippen

Anthony “Tony” Pippen

Inducted: 2003 ANTHONY "TONY" PIPPEN (1936- ) started working for the Ada Evening News in 1983, developing a reputation for accuracy and high ethics. As business editor, he has been instrumental in economic growth and development, bringing new industry and jobs to...

David G. Averill

David G. Averill

Inducted: 2003 DAVID G. AVERILL (1945- ), associate editor of The Tulsa World, began working there as an obituary writer in 1969 before he graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in journalism. In his career he's covered education, politics,...

Bob G. Burke

Bob G. Burke

Inducted: 2003 BOB G. BURKE (1948- ) has written or co-authored 43 Oklahoma historical biographies and other books for the Oklahoma Heritage Association, including one nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He was radio-television journalist and sportscaster at age 15 for...

Larry Hammer

Larry Hammer

Inducted: 2003 LARRY HAMMER (1937-2001) purchased the Fairview Republican in 1958 and the Cherokee Messenger and Republican in 1966, and owned the Woodward County Journal and Jet Visitor. He learned the printing trade at Okmulgee Tech and was sports editor of the...

James L. “Jim” Hartz

James L. “Jim” Hartz

Inducted: 2003 JAMES L. “JIM” HARTZ (1940- ), after radio newscast jobs at KOME and KRMG in Tulsa, joined KOTV as anchor and news director. He anchored the evening news for KNBC-TV in New York. He co-anchored the Today Show with Barbara Walters and then anchored the...

Michael R. “Mick” Hinton

Michael R. “Mick” Hinton

Inducted: 2003 MICHAEL R. "MICK" HINTON (1944- ) covered education for The Daily Oklahoman after 10 years in the capitol bureau. He was the last city editor for the Oklahoma City Times when it closed in 1964. He also worked for the Norman Transcript and the Lawton...

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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