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Hall of Fame Member

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, the state Capitol, entertainment and general assignment and special projects, winning numerous awards. His reporting on desegregation in the 1970s won state and national awards. As editorial writer and Sunday columnist since 1985, he has concentrated on poverty, housing, children’s issues, education and politics. An amateur musician, he’s active in many activities, including Tulsa Gridiron for more than 20 years. Hobbies include carpentry; he has served as a construction site manager and board chairman for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.

David G. Averill
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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