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

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace

Inducted: 2007 HELEN FORD WALLACE (1940- ) has been a columnist for The Oklahoman for more than 50 years, working for 12 different editors. She began at U.S. Grant High School as a correspondent in 1957. She earned a journalism degree at OU, where she wrote for the...
Joe Worley

Joe Worley

Inducted: 2007 JOE WORLEY (1947- ), executive editor of The Tulsa World from 1995-2014, has been a champion of the newsroom and thinks a newspaper should aggressively cover its community and state. He joined The World in 1987 as Sunday editor. A Tennessean, he earned...
David Dary

David Dary

Inducted: 2007 DAVID DARY (1934-2018), a native of Manhattan, Kansas, received degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. He worked as a journalist in Kansas, Texas and Washington, D.C, with CBS News and NBC News. He taught journalism at KU for...
Gracie Montgomery

Gracie Montgomery

Inducted: 2007 GRACIE MONTGOMERY (1956- ) is co-publisher of The Purcell Register. She has served on nearly every Oklahoma Press Association committee, and in 2005-2006 became the third woman OPA president. She and her husband John D. are the first husband-wife team...
Patrick O’Dell

Patrick O’Dell

Inducted: 2007 PATRICK O’DELL (1938- ) was staff cameraman at the CBS Southwest Bureau in Dallas and covered national stories about Oklahoma for more than 30 years. Born in Lawton, he was chosen “Outstanding Graduate” by Sigma Delta Chi at the University...
Phillip Parrish

Phillip Parrish

Inducted: 2007 PHILLIP PARRISH (1937- ) joined the Tulsa World in 1959 after having served as sports editor of The Norman Transcript from 1957-59 and The Lawton Morning Press. Born in Chicago, he attended Indiana University and earned a BA in journalism from Tulsa...