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, he was a Transcript carrier, mailroom and switchboard employee; in college, he worked at The Oklahoma Daily. He joined the Oklahoma City Times copy desk, moving to police and city hall reporting beats and editing a community section. He left to co-found a weekly newspaper in Noble and attend graduate school.  He was an assistant professor and faculty adviser to the student newspaper at the OU School of Journalism. Rieger is chairman of the advisory committee of the Ethics in Journalism Foundation.