Keith Swezey

Keith Swezey

Inducted: 2011

KEITH SWEZEY (1952- ) was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He built the award-winning student broadcast program at the University of Central Oklahoma, which he joined after 15 years of award-winning radio news experience. He began as state capitol correspondent for KOMA radio in 1975, moving to WKY radio in 1976 as public affairs editor. He was WKY news director from 1983 to 1988. At UCO, he directed Academic Broadcasting Services, served as chairman of the Communication Department and managed daily student broadcasts on KCSU-TV. A former state president of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association, he advises the UCO chapter of OBEA. An associate member of The Emmys, he has won numerous state and national awards for teaching and radio news, including RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow Award for best documentary. He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting at the UCO, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in mass communication at Oklahoma State University.