Watch the 2021 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Induction Ceremony

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Robert  L. Haught

Robert L. Haught

Inducted: 2001 ROBERT L. HAUGHT (1930- ) has been putting words to paper most of his life, beginning on a church newsletter in Marlow. At Southwestern in Weatherford and at the University of Oklahoma he worked on the school newspaper. He drew cartoons for the...
H.C. Neal

H.C. Neal

Inducted: 2001 H.C. NEAL (1922-2002) a native of Amarillo, began his journalism career when he took over the yearbook editor’s job in the middle of the semester at Oklahoma City University. He served in the Army as a paratrooper in WWII and Korea. He became news...
Maebeth “Beth” Ray

Maebeth “Beth” Ray

Inducted: 2001 MAEBETH “BETH” RAY (1927- ) has worked on newspapers for 68 years, beginning at age 6 when she swept out her parents’ Vici Beacon. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M College linotype School and worked as an operator at the Lawton...
Mark Singer

Mark Singer

Inducted: 2001 MARK SINGER (1950- ) went to work for the New Yorker magazine in 1974 at age 23, perhaps the youngest person hired there as staff writer, to work on “Talk of the Town” pieces, and longer feature stories. The Tulsa native attended Yale...
Jack D. Willis

Jack D. Willis

Inducted: 2001 JACK D. WILLIS (1940- ) worked at the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat for 19 years, and was in charge of the news department until 1993, serving as a mentor for many journalists, including Pulitzer Prize winners. His staff won many state and...
Pendleton Woods

Pendleton Woods

Inducted: 2001 PENDLETON WOODS (1923-2014) began his journalism career as editor of The Arkansas Traveler, the University of Arkansas’ student newspaper. A prisoner of war in Germany, he was commissioned after the war to serve as public information officer for the...