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 for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Arlington (Tex.) Citizen-Journal, the Duncan Banner, The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, including as state editor, and for KTOK. He joined the Oklahoma City Journal Record in 1987 as the state’s only full-time transportation writer. He is former president of the Moore Optimist Club and works with youth civic groups. Awards have come from the Aviation-Space Writer’s Association, AP and transportation groups.