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Hall of Fame Member

Helen Ford Wallace

Inducted: 2007

HELEN FORD WALLACE (1940- ) has been a columnist for The Oklahoman for more than 50 years, working for 12 different editors. She began at U.S. Grant High School as a correspondent in 1957. She earned a journalism degree at OU, where she wrote for the Oklahoma Daily, She did graduate work at OCU, and taught journalism at Northeast High School, sponsoring the newspaper and yearbook. She has written the Sunday society column since 1978, started a shopping column and wrote many others including feature stories, also taking photos for the society section. She’s been chairman and president of several organizations, including the Beaux Arts Ball, the Oklahoma City Junior League, and the OU Mother’s Club.

Helen Ford Wallace
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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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