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Hall of Fame Member

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.

Rusty Danenhour Lang
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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