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Hall of Fame Member

Russell M. Perry

Inducted: 2009

RUSSELL M. PERRY (1939- ) founded the Black Chronicle in 1979, serving as co-publisher of the historic Black Dispatch. A graduate of Douglass High School, Perry attended Maryland State College. He is president of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting, which owns 16 radio stations in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Georgia. He was Commerce Secretary in the Keating administration; served on the boards of numerous civic organizations and banks; is a member of state, county and local commissions; and is a member of an advisory committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Perry is a member of the Oklahoma Afro American, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and American Urban Knight Halls of Fame, and was inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame.

Russell M. Perry
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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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