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Hall of Fame Member

Bob Dotson

Inducted: 2019

BOB DOTSON (1946- ) began his career in 1969 at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City as a photojournalist/ reporter/anchor/documentary producer. In 1974 he won Oklahoma’s first national Emmy for a 90-minute documentary on African American history called “Through the Looking Glass Darkly.” Dotson was nominated for 11 national Emmys—and won seven more—after he became an NBC News correspondent in 1975.  His long-running series, “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” was a regular feature on the TODAY Show for 40 years. He also continued producing documentaries. In 1990 “El Capitan’s Courageous Climbers,” won seven International Film Festivals and documentary’s highest honor, the CINE Grand Prize. His reporting and storytelling have earned 120 national and international awards. They include grand prize recipient of the DuPont Columbia, Robert F. Kennedy and William Allen White awards and a record six Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Network News Writing.


Bob Dotson
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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