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Hall of Fame Member

Gloria G. Brown

Inducted: 2011

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 has been secretary treasurer for the Assembly of God church for several decades.

Gloria G. Brown
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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