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Hall of Fame Member

Jan Stratton

Inducted: 2014

JAN STRATTON (1940- ) joined KSWO-TV in Lawton in 1980 as Public Affairs Director. She moved to the News Department in 1981 as a reporter and was promoted to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Anchor and News Director. In 2006, she became Executive Producer of 7 News and co-producer, writer and anchor of 7 News at 5 p.m. In 2010, she launched 7 News at 4 p.m. as producer, writer and anchor. During her tenure, the News Department won dozens of awards for best newscast, best public issues reporting, best general reporting and best photography from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, the AP and UPI. She served on numerous boards and committees and performed with the Lawton Community Theatre and the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, winning an OCTA acting award. She helped give hundreds of new reporters and photographers their start. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inducted her in 2008. She retired in 2014.

Jan Stratton
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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