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Hall of Fame Member

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 Marland 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.

Louise Abercrombie
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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