David Page

Inducted: 2011

DAVID PAGE (1949- ) joined The Journal Record in Oklahoma City in 1979 as News Editor, becoming Managing Editor in 1988 and Special Projects Editor in 2004. On April 19, 1995, David’s desk was by a window facing the Murrah Federal Building. Before 9 a.m., he had gone to get a cup of coffee when the bomb exploded. His injuries, from the window’s shattered glass, required about 30 stitches from head to foot. One day later, he helped The Journal Record publish a two-page edition, a first-person account of the bombing. A former AP/ONE president and board member for more than 10 years, he received the AP/ONE Carl Rogan Sweepstakes Award in 2008. A Tennessean, he was editor of Middle Tennessee University’s student newspaper, Sidelines, while earning his degree. He was reporter for the Bristol Herald Courier and Bristol Virginia Tennessean from 1971-1973, and the West Side Story in Knoxville from 1973-1979.