Bill Perry

Bill Perry

Inducted: 2016

BILL PERRY (1950- ), Vice President of Content Production at OETA, had been a director, photographer, reporter and anchor at KTEN-TV in Ada by the time he graduated from East Central University in 1972. At KOCO-TV in the early 1970s, he anchored weekends and was a reporter. He has worked for KDFW-TV in Dallas; WAVE-TV in Louisville; WBBH-TV in Ft. Myers; and at WATE-TV in Knoxville. Returning to Oklahoma in 1986, he worked at KTEN and KAUT in Oklahoma City in advertising sales. He joined OETA in 1990 as news department Field Bureau Manager. Developing numerous documentaries with Emmy nominations and other awards, his work has earned eight regional Emmy Awards and two Western Heritage Wrangler Awards. As regional vice president of the Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards, he is responsible for bringing the annual Emmy Awards Gala to Oklahoma City. He has been inducted into the “Silver Circle” of the Heartland Emmy Chapter.