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Hall of Fame Honorees

2018 Members

Dr. Joe Foote

Dr. Joe Foote

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award DR. JOE FOOTE (1949- ) was Dean of the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma from 2004 to 2015 and is now Dean Emeritus. He was Director of the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State, a journalism dean at Southern Illinois...

Jon Denton

Jon Denton

Inducted: 2018 JON DENTON (1940- ), a fourth-generation member of a printing, publishing and newspaper family, joined The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times in 1967. In his 40-year career, he covered a multitude of stories: the advent of the computer age, bass...

Mary Hargrove

Mary Hargrove

Inducted: 2018 MARY HARGROVE (1950- ) began her career at the Newark Advocate in Ohio, where she was sued for her unpublished notes and sources after investigating a badly built subdivision. Her case set the precedent for upholding the Ohio Shield Law. In 1974 she...

Barbara Hoberock

Barbara Hoberock

Inducted: 2018 BARBARA HOBEROCK (1966- ) is the Tulsa World’s Capitol Bureau chief, the longest-serving Oklahoma statehouse reporter and dean of the Capitol Press Corps. Hoberock covers the state Legislature, governor, state agencies, appellate courts and elections....

Douglas Hoke

Douglas Hoke

Inducted: 2018 DOUGLAS HOKE (1956- ) began his award-winning career at Northwest Classen High School when he won the 1975 Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association Photographer of the Year. He attended Central State University (University of Central Oklahoma) where...

Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Inducted: 2018 CHRIS LEE (1955- ) began his journalism career in high school in Buffalo, Missouri, at radio station KBFL from 1971-1973 while also writing articles for the local weekly newspaper. He worked at the University of Missouri NBC affiliate KOMU-TV from...

Ray Lokey

Ray Lokey

Inducted: 2018 RAY LOKEY (1953-2017) was a third-generation newspaper publisher who followed his grandfather, E.R. Lokey, and father, John Lokey at the Johnston County Capital-Democrat in Tishomingo. He began as a newspaper boy on his 11th birthday. After being editor...

Kim Poindexter

Kim Poindexter

Inducted: 2018 KIM POINDEXTER (1960- ) began her career at the weekly Cherokee County Chronicle during college. After graduation, she went to work for the Tahlequah Daily Press. Though she’s been an editor most of her career, her loves are editorial writing and...

George Tomek

George Tomek

Inducted: 2018 GEORGE TOMEK (1939- ) began his career in 1960 at KOTV, Tulsa, as a reporter/anchor. He joined WKY-TV in 1966 in Oklahoma City as a photographer/reporter/anchor. From 1969-1971, he was anchor/reporter at both KMOX-TV in St. Louis and KDFW-TV, Dallas. He...

Berry Tramel

Berry Tramel

Inducted: 2018 BERRY TRAMEL (1961- ) joined The Daily Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. He began at the Norman Transcript in 1978, where his first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school...

Hall of Fame Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Dr. Joe Foote

Dr. Joe Foote

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award DR. JOE FOOTE (1949- ) was Dean of the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma from 2004 to 2015 and is now Dean Emeritus. He was Director of the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State, a journalism dean at Southern Illinois...

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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