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 became an award-winning reporter. In 1981, she joined The Tulsa World as a general assignment reporter and then medical reporter before becoming editor of the U.C. Living section in 1989. She won many awards for writing and headlines. In 2003, she became The World’s “Word Witch” writing coach. She is an avid reader, and teaches others with her love of words. Her writing earned her induction into the Okemah Hall of Fame.