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Celebrating 52 Years of Excellence in Journalism

Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

2022 Members

Drew Edmondson

Drew Edmondson

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award DREW EDMONDSON (1946- ) was Oklahoma Attorney General from 1995-2011. His 58 opinions defending the Open Meeting and Open Records Acts strengthened citizen access to government. He sued the tobacco industry, winning a national...

Ted Streuli

Ted Streuli

Inducted: 2022 TED STREULI (1961- ) is the executive director at Oklahoma Watch. He was the editor of The Journal Record (2004-2017) and worked previously for Southern Newspapers and Westward Communications in Texas, and Lesher Communications in California. He has...

Pat Riley Reeder

Pat Riley Reeder

Inducted: 2022 PAT RILEY REEDER (1936- ), former executive editor at the Claremore Daily Progress, started as a reporter in 1968. For the past 17 years, she has served as Public Relations Director at Will Rogers Memorial museums. Reeder earned an Associate Degree from...

Bryan Painter

Bryan Painter

Inducted: 2022 BRYAN PAINTER (1964- ) His newspaper career spanned 32 years with the Enid News & Eagle (1982-87), Amarillo Globe-News (1987-91), and The Oklahoman (1991-2015). The Oklahoma State University alumnus covered the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...

Steve Lackmeyer

Steve Lackmeyer

Inducted: 2022 STEVE LACKMEYER (1966- ) started at The Oklahoman in 1990. A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, including the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city’s Metropolitan Area...

Ellen Knickmeyer

Ellen Knickmeyer

Inducted: 2022 ELLEN KNICKMEYER (1963- ), a Washington correspondent and foreign correspondent for nearly two decades, sought to show the human lives impacted by American foreign policy, from the Middle East and Africa to Europe. The daughter of outstanding Oklahoma...

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Inducted: 2022 SAM JONES (1943- ) is a broadcast product of Arkansas where he served as anchor for KATV-TV in Little Rock and later as prime anchor/reporters Monday-Friday at KTHV-TV. There, he learned to shine a light in dark corners. Later, he became prime...

Richard Dowdell

Richard Dowdell

Inducted: 2022 RICHARD DOWDELL (1950- ) spent most of his career at KRMG Tulsa. Besides reporting for 37 years starting in 1975, he reported from Guatemala, Israel, Normandy, and national political conventions. Graduating from Tulsa University in 1972, he held jobs at...

J. Scott Cherry

J. Scott Cherry

Inducted: 2022 J. SCOTT CHERRY (1946- ) spent 50 years in the newspaper business following a stint with the Army in South Korea. The first 20 years were covering college sports at the Tulsa World and as assistant sports editor at the Tulsa Tribune. He started the...

Susan Cadot

Susan Cadot

Inducted: 2022 SUSAN CADOT (1966- ) spent much of her career in Oklahoma City as a documentary producer, and as Vice President of Production at OETA. After she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1988, her first job was at KOCO-TV 5. Two years later,...

Barbara Byrne Allen

Barbara Byrne Allen

Inducted: 2022 BARBARA ALLEN (1975- ) is an educator, editor and writer whose proudest achievements are the students she mentored. She began her career as a student at the O'Colly at Oklahoma State University where she graduated before founding the Tulsa World's teen...

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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