Virginia Bradshaw

Virginia Bradshaw

Inducted: 2016

VIRGINIA BRADSHAW (1929- ), award-winning reporter for the Countywide & Sun since 2012, was a Chandler High School senior when a feature she wrote won her a Chandler News-Publicist job. Between freshman and sophomore years at OU, she worked brief periods at the Woodward Daily Press, Alva Review-Courier and Anadarko Daily News. She was the Oklahoma Daily society editor, hosted a women’s program on OU’s KUVY and after earning a BA in journalism, became St. Gregory’s College public information director/journalism teacher. She worked at the Norman Transcript; and 26 years as a Shawnee News-Star public affairs/general news reporter; and The Oklahoman covering Pottawatomie County. She met her late husband of 55 years, Jim Bradshaw (Hall of Fame, 1995) at the Shawnee News-Star when she asked him if he knew of any summer jobs. He didn’t, but asked her for a date. The author of two books, she is a member of the Oklahoma Press Association’s Quarter and Half Century clubs.