GLORIA G. BROWN (1942- ) joined the Perry Daily Journal in 1971 as a part-time proofreader for publisher Milo Watson. She became Women’s Editor, helped in the transition from hot-type to offset, handled circulation and page layout, before being named Editor and Managing Editor. Active in the community, she’s been named Perry Citizen of the Year, Perry Business Woman of the Year, Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year and parade marshal at the annual Cherokee Strip parade, among numerous other awards. She says she missed the story of the century in Perry in 1995, when Timothy McVeigh was arrested in Perry. She was in Edmond attending the Journalism Hall of Fame induction for Milo Watson. Born in Norman, she attended Perry High, Phillips University and NOC. She is the face and voice of the Daily Journal to her readers. She’s been secretary treasurer for the Assembly of God church for 30 years.