Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

2004 Members

Darrell Barton

Darrell Barton

Inducted: 2004 DARRELL BARTON (1942-2015) assembled and led an award-winning photo staff as chief photographer at WKY/KTVY Channel 4 in Oklahoma City. A member of the National Press Photographers Association for 30 years, he served as a faculty member at annual...

Phil E. Brown

Phil E. Brown

Inducted: 2004 PHIL E. BROWN (1927-2009) went to work for the Enid News & Eagle in 1953. He started as feature writer, covered city hall, and then served as city editor, managing editor and news editor until retirement in 1987, but still served on the editorial...

Pam Henry

Pam Henry

Inducted: 2004 PAM HENRY (1950-2018) was a broadcast pioneer, earning a BA at OU in 1973. Before graduation she was hired by KTOK in Oklahoma City as their first female reporter and first woman anchor. She joined WKY-TV in the same role and also worked as producer,...

Jack Lancaster

Jack Lancaster

Inducted: 2004 JACK LANCASTER (1950-2013) began his career as sports editor at his hometown Alva Review-Courier in 1973 after graduation from Northwestern State University. He took the same job at the Elk City News the next year and was managing editor from 1975 to...

Rusty Danenhour Lang

Rusty Danenhour Lang

Inducted: 2004 RUSTY DANENHOUR LANG (1947- ) began her career as editor of the student newspaper at East Central University in Ada. After earning a Master's Degree in English at OSU, she started writing obituaries at the Daily Ardmoreite, covered many beats, and...

Edward K. Livermore, Jr.

Edward K. Livermore, Jr.

Inducted: 2004 EDWARD K. LIVERMORE, JR. (1944- ) Ed Livermore began delivering The Claremore Progress in 1950, and served in most positions on that paper and The Sapulpa Herald. He was editor of the OU Daily, earning a BA in journalism. After U.S Army service, he...

Fred W. Marvel

Fred W. Marvel

Inducted: 2004 FRED W. MARVEL (1943- ) is Oklahoma's photographer, having worked for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism since 1966. His first photo was published at age 11 in Wyoming. At Tulsa Central High School, he was photographer for the school newspaper and...

William "Bill" May

William "Bill" May

Inducted: 2004 WILLIAM "BILL" MAY (1938- ) began his career working on school newspapers in his native Durant, and freelancing in sports. In the U.S. Marines, he attended the Navy Journalism School, serving seven years on base newspapers and radio and TV. He worked...

Billie Rodely

Billie Rodely

Inducted: 2004 BILLIE RODELY (1953- ) began her career covering small town politics and other news for WIOU radio in Kokomo, Indiana after graduation with a BA from Valparaiso University in 1978. She also worked at KFKF radio in Kansas City before coming to KTOK radio...

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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