Sue Lewis Hale

Inducted: 2005

SUE LEWIS HALE (1944- ) is a pioneer and national leader in First Amendment issues. She began her career in radio and newspapers at Winfield and Topeka, Kansas. She joined the Oklahoma City Times as reporter in 1975, and became editor of the EI Reno Tribune in 1981. Returning to The Daily Oklahoman in 1994, she served as news, city and assistant managing editor. She started OPUBCO’s online and convergence operations before becoming executive editor. She’s a founder of FOI Oklahoma and served as president, and helped start the First Amendment Congress. She served as president of the national FOI coalition, on ASNE’s FOI committee and as president of Oklahoma’s SPJ and AP/ONE. She’s active in many community groups including COTP and the Red Cross.