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Hall of Fame Member

Yvette Walker

Inducted: 2020

YVETTE WALKER (1961- ), former news director at The Oklahoman, is assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College. She has served on the Society of Professional Journalists national board and the FOI Oklahoma advisory board and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She was the Edith Kinney Gaylord Journalism Ethics Chair at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has worked for medium to large news media in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Texas.

Yvette Walker
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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