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Hall of Fame Member

John A. Hruby

Inducted: 2015

JOHN A. HRUBY (1964-2014), co-publisher of the Marlow Review and Comanche County Chronicle, was a third-generation Oklahoma journalist, following his father Al Hruby and grandfather Harrington Wimberly. He graduated from Duncan High School, from Schreiner University in Texas and OU with an MBA. He became publisher of the Duncan Banner in 1997 when his father retired. John bought the Review in 2007, and was active in the Oklahoma Press Association. He was vice president of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation’s board of trustees. An Eagle Scout, he worked with the Boy and Cub Scouts. A homicide victim along with his wife and daughter Katherine, he is remembered for being active in both Marlow and Duncan. 

John A. Hruby
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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