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Hall of Fame Member

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 investigative reporting. Poindexter has more than 40 first-place editorial and column writing awards to her credit. She is most proud of being part of a team that uncovered corruption at Lake Region Electric Cooperation and the local hospital. She is a jack-of-all-trades who can perform any function in the newsroom – page layout, editing, photography, and every kind of writing, including sports. She has mentored many young journalists who have gone on to careers at major publications and cable networks. Through Poindexter’s guidance, the Tahlequah Daily Press has won three national social media awards and several OPA Sequoyah sweepstakes awards. Poindexter attended the University of Oklahoma and Northeastern State University.


Kim Poindexter
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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