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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 National Press Foundation. He was Washington bureau chief from 1986 to 1990, and started with OPUBCO as roving reporter in 1975 and served as business and city editor. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma and worked on the OU Oklahoma Daily. He was a Pulitzer Prize juror in 1998. A native of Perry, he first wrote for the Perry Daily Journal. He is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Carl “Ed” Kelley
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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