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 football game. He is a six-time winner of Oklahoma’s Sportswriter of the Year, has won five Dallas Press Club Katie Awards and other individual national AP Sports awards. He is part of a staff that won the AP Sports Grand Slam award four times in six years. He is one of the major chroniclers of Oklahoma sports history, in his 2007 Oklahoma Centennial series on the “100 greatest” athletes, venues, games/events, coaches/contributors, and teams in state sports history. He is part of The Sports Animal’s daily Total Dominance Hour on WWLS radio. The Norman native is also known for his stories in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing and May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak.