Mike Shannon

Inducted: 2007

MIKE SHANNON (1948- ), managing editor of The Oklahoman beginning in 1999, started his journalism career at The Oklahoma City Times in 1970 as reporter, working up through assistant editor jobs to become City Editor in 1977 to Executive News Editor in 1980 and assistant managing editor in 1989. Growing up in Lindsay, he earned his journalism degree from OU in 1970 and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He worked for The Oklahoma Daily, and interned at The Oklahoma City Times for Assistant Managing Editor Ralph Sewell in 1969. Colleagues and superiors describe him as a first-class newsman with the best news judgment in the modern history of The Oklahoman.