John V. Young

Inducted: 2006

JOHN V. YOUNG (1934- ) has worn many hats, from sports editor of his hometown Cushing Daily Citizen to United Press International in Dallas where he helped cover the Kennedy assassination, UPI bureau manager in Kansas City, editor of the Sapulpa Daily Herald and news editor for the Tulsa Tribune to assistant news editor at The Tulsa World. The Oklahoma Press Association honored him with the Beachy Musselman Award in 1979. He’s a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and a U.S. Navy veteran. He is the quintessential copy editor who serves as a newsroom leader and mentor, whose goal is always, “How can we best tell this story to our readers?”