Abercrombie named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Ponca City Now - April 28, 2016 6:43 pm

Ponca City News Business Editor Louise Abercrombie was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame on Thursday.

She was honored at a luncheon at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Abercrombie has worked at The Ponca City News since 1968 and has covered all facets of community news. She’s interviewed one-on-one six Oklahoma governors and covered five presidents, several international leaders and many members of Congress. Her reporting included the acquisition of the Marland Mansion and the creation of Kaw Dam. Her 15–year column, “Lookin’ With Lou,” appears every Sunday, and her series “Women of the ’80s” followed 110 women. She photographs all her stories. Involved in numerous community causes, she was the first woman named Outstanding Citizen of Ponca City. Honors include the Oklahoma SBA Journalist of the Year, and the OPA Beachy Musselman Award.

She was one of nine journalists inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The others include the late Bob Barry Jr. , of KFOR-TV,; Virginia Bradshaw of the Countywide & Sun in Tecumseh; Nolan Clay of The Oklahoman; Randy Ellis of The Oklahoman; Janet Pearson , retired from the Tulsa World; Bill Perry of OETA; Kenneth O. Reid of Weatherford; and Rita Sherrow of the Tulsa World.

Louise Abercrombie with Mayor Homer Nicholson.

 

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