Wayne Greene

Inducted: 2019

WAYNE GREENE (1963- ) has been the Tulsa World editorial pages editor since 2013, the capstone assignment in a 30-year career with the newspaper. He was the World’s city editor for 13 years, starting in 1995 and, before that, spent four years in the World’s State Capitol Bureau. At the helm of the editorial page, Greene has steered the newspaper toward a policy that emphasizes education, adequate funding of state services and transparency in government. Greene’s family has been in Oklahoma since 1889. He grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with degrees in English and history. He started his journalism career at The Enid Morning News and Enid News Eagle, before joining the World staff in 1987. He has won several awards for reporting, writing and leadership. He was presented the University of Oklahoma Regents Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017 and was named “The Conscience of the Community” by the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016.