Louise Abercrombie

Louise Abercrombie

Inducted: 2016

LOUISE ABERCROMBIE (1935- ), business editor of the Ponca City News, working there since 1968. She’s known for her research and accuracy as lead reporter covering all facets of community news. She’s interviewed one-on-one six Oklahoma governors and covered five presidents, several international leaders and many members of Congress.  Her reporting included acquisition of the Maryland Mansion and the creation of Kaw Dam. Her 15-year column, “Lookin’ With Lou,” appeared every Sunday, and her series “Women of the 80’s” followed 110 women.  She photographs all her stories. Involved in numerous community causes, she was the first woman named Outstanding Citizen of Ponca City. Honors include the Oklahoma SBA Journalist of the Year, and the OPA Beachy Musselman Award. It’s said no story is verified unless Louise reports it.