Wayne Trotter

Inducted: 2009

WAYNE TROTTER (1939- ) has been co-publisher of the Tecumseh Countywide News since 1983, and The Shawnee Sun, founded in 1990, combined into The Countywide & Sun in 2008. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1961. He worked at the Jackson (Miss.) Daily News, the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Asheboro (N.C.) Courier-Tribune. In Oklahoma he has won monthly column or editorial contests 79 times and the editorial annual sweepstakes seven times, and he has won best editorial in the National Newspaper Association contest twice. He was awarded Oklahoma Press Association’s Beachy Musselman and the Milt Phillips awards, only the fifth person to win both. He is a past OPA president.