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Hall of Fame Member

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 returned to Oklahoma City in 1972 as an anchor/reporter at KTVY/KFOR; he also served four years as news director.  He was anchor/reporter at KOCO-TV from 1992-1995. From 2007-2010, he anchored news and hosted public affairs shows on OETA. Tomek’s awards include a national IRIS Award for the investigative miniseries “The Gospel According to TV.” His several James Scripps Awards for news mini-series included “Cults, To Save or Enslave,” “Bitter Harvest” and “Fix or Fail.” He covered every Democratic Convention from the riot-torn 1968 meeting in Chicago through 1984. Tomek earned a B.A. in journalism/advertising from the University of Tulsa in 1960. He also served in the Navy and retired as a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.


George Tomek
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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