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

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James Beaty

James Beaty

Inducted: 2017 JAMES BEATY (1952- ), managing editor at the McAlester News-Capital, began there after graduation from East Central University in 1985. His reporting and writing, especially investigative journalism, have won a multitude of awards. He helped report and...
Steve Booher

Steve Booher

Inducted: 2017 STEVE BOOHER (1947-2017) began his 45-year community newspaper career as sports editor at the Winfield Daily Courier in 1969. He retired in 2014 after 34 years as general manager and publisher of the Cherokee Messenger & Republican. Booher worked as...
John Durkee

John Durkee

Inducted: 2017 JOHN DURKEE (1955- ), with more than 40 years of radio news experience, has been the dean of Tulsa’s radio news scene since 1989 when he joined KRMG, becoming news director in 1991. He was among the first to report on mine tailings pollution at...
Lis Exon

Lis Exon

Inducted: 2017 LIS EXON (1956- ), has served as producer, reporter and anchor at OETA-TV in Tulsa since 2006. Beginning as reporter and anchor for KXXO and KELI radio in Tulsa, she has worked as a television reporter, producer and anchor, including KJRH in Tulsa, WESH...
Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton

Inducted: 2017 CARLA HINTON (1966- ), religion editor at The Oklahoman since 2002, established a reputation for fair and balanced reporting, no matter the subject or religious group, especially stories about diverse communities. She joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as an...
Randy Krehbiel

Randy Krehbiel

Inducted: 2017 RANDY KREHBIEL (1956- ), a native of Hinton, began his journalism career interning at the Oklahoma City Times before earning a journalism degree at OSU in 1978. After a year at the Marion Chronicle-Tribune, he joined the Tulsa World’s sports...