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 news for the WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. As a military and aerospace reporter for NBC News, he flew in the U-2 and military jets, and served as correspondent in the Yom Kippur war in 1973. He also anchored network series for PBS-TV. A native of Tulsa, he’s won five Emmy and many other awards. He is a co-author of a Freedom Forum book, Worlds Apart, about science and journalism.