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.