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 KBEl in Idabel; color analyst for OU basketball network in 1967-68; news director of KOMA in 1968; news editor for KTOK from 1969-1971; and play-by-play announcer for ABC sports in New York from 1982-1987. A native of Broken Bow, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. He was Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce under Gov. David Boren. He serves on numerous Oklahoma foundations and boards and is a practicing attorney.