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Hall of Fame Honorees

2010 Members

Ray Dyer

Ray Dyer

Inducted: 2010 RAY DYER (1957- ), co-publisher of The El Reno Tribune and Mustang News, graduated from El Reno High School and attended the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University before working as a reporter at the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith,...

Bill Sherman

Bill Sherman

Inducted: 2010 BILL SHERMAN (1945- ), religion writer of the Tulsa World from 2000-2018, joined the paper as a copy editor in 1983 while studying at Rhema Bible Training Center. He quickly moved to slot and assistant city editor and became Night Editor in 1994. Born...

Gean B. Atkinson

Gean B. Atkinson

Inducted: 2010 GEAN B. ATKINSON (1944- ) has held senior level military, business and political positions in journalism. A native of Blytheville, Ark., he has written three books and hosted programs on WKY and KTOK radio. An advertising agency owner, he also served in...

Mike Boettcher

Mike Boettcher

Inducted: 2010 MIKE BOETTCHER (1954- ), veteran network foreign and war correspondent, began his broadcasting career in his native Ponca City for WBBZ Radio. One decade later, he helped launch 24-hour news in 1980 when he performed the first live satellite report for...

Sean Dyer

Sean Dyer

Inducted: 2010 SEAN DYER (1960- ), co-publisher of The El Reno Tribune and Mustang News, has been an active member of the Oklahoma Press Association for more than 25 years. A third generation OPA president, he has served on every committee at OPA. He graduated from El...

Susan Boling Ellerbach

Susan Boling Ellerbach

Inducted: 2010 SUSAN BOLING ELLERBACH (1955- ), Managing Editor of the Tulsa World since 1995, joined The World in 1985 as a business writer before being promoted to business editor, state editor, and Sunday editor in 1994. She was a reporter and editor at the...

Melba Lovelace

Melba Lovelace

Inducted: 2010 MELBA LOVELACE (1930- ) was born in Red Oak and graduated from Panola High School. She came to OPUBCO as a secretary and headed the typing pool before becoming a journalistic star in 1977 when she started writing "Melba's Swap Shop" in The Daily...

John A. "Andy" Rieger

John A. "Andy" Rieger

Inducted: 2010 JOHN A. "ANDY" RIEGER (1957- ), The Norman Transcript's managing editor, has worked on Oklahoma newspapers for more than 30 years. Born in Norman, he graduated from Norman High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from OU. In high school,...

Jack Stone

Jack Stone

Inducted: 2010 JACK STONE (1937- ) worked for The Anadarko Daily News for 38 years until his retirement as executive editor in 1996. Born in Byars, OK, he graduated from Capitol Hill High School and earned a journalism degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. He...

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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