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Hall of Fame Member

Janet Pearson

Inducted: 2016

JANET PEARSON (1954- ) joined the Tulsa World in 1974, a year before graduating from The University of Tulsa. In a 20-year reporting career she covered a multitude of beats including energy, poverty, transportation, medicine and social services. She became synonymous with the words “Tulsa City Hall.” She joined the Editorial Board in 1994 and was named Associate Editor in 2007. She championed health and social issues, and was an expert on economic development issues. She played a major role leading the World’s fight against cockfighting, earning the Genesis Award from the national Humane Society. She won numerous other state and national honors including from AP/One for coverage of the Tar Creek disaster. She retired in 2013. Since retiring from the Tulsa World, Pearson has been writing and recording occasional commentaries for KWGS, the NPR affiliate in Tulsa.

Janet Pearson
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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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