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

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William “Bill” C. Morgan

William “Bill” C. Morgan

Inducted: 2012 WILLIAM “BILL” C. MORGAN (1930-2012) began his 62-year career in journalism at Oklahoma A&M University at the Daily O’Collegian. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Bartlesville to work at the Bartlesville Record. In the Korean War, he...
Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

Inducted: 2012 JIM ELLIS (1953- ), sports editor of the Miami News-Record since 1977, also covered sports for the Sequoyah County Times from 1975-77. Born and raised in Miami, he is a 1971 graduate of Miami High School, a 1973 graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M...
Christy Gaylord Everest

Christy Gaylord Everest

Inducted: 2012 CHRISTY GAYLORD EVEREST (1951- ) became chairman and CEO of the Oklahoma Publishing Co. in 2003, the third generation of the Gaylord family to lead The Oklahoman, until its sale in 2012. A director of OPUBCO since 1975, she was named president in 2002,...
Gerald C. Green

Gerald C. Green

Inducted: 2012 GERALD C. GREEN (1939- ), news editor and employee of the Clinton Daily News since 1982, is widely known for his accurate and fair reporting. He led the paper to numerous OPA and AP awards. His career began at the Austin American-Statesman as a sports...
Neal Kennedy

Neal Kennedy

Inducted: 2012 NEAL KENNEDY (1949- ) began his radio news reporting as a student at KCSC-FM in 1969 at then Central State University, graduating in 1971. He also worked at The Oklahoma Journal, at night in 1969-70, and at WKY radio until 1974. He worked for KRMC News...
Stan Stamper

Stan Stamper

Inducted: 2012 STAN STAMPER (1953- ) began his journalism career at age 11 as sports photographer for the family-owned Hugo Daily News, becoming printer’s devil the next year. He graduated from OU in seven semesters with a journalism degree, where he worked as a staff...