Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley dies at 74

The Associated Press - April 16, 2022 7:42 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa World reports that longtime executive editor Joe Worley has died. The newspaper said on Friday that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died on Wednesday.

Worley spent 27 years with the newspaper. He was executive editor the last 19 years, and he retired in 2014. He also worked at newspapers in Augusta, Georgia, as well as Johnson City and Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and a National Guard lieutenant colonel.

The newspaper reported that a celebration of life for Worley will be scheduled at a later date.


Latest Stories

Judge Hears Testimony in Osage Wind Farm Damages Trial

A federal judge heard testimony over damages due the Osage Mineral Council in the long-running dispute over...

Drummond Announces Initiative Recognizing Outstanding Law Enforcement With Officer of the Year Awards Nominations Now Open

OKLAHOMA CITY  – Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced today that law enforcement supervisors across Oklahoma are...

US Says Cyberattacks Against Water Supplies are Rising, and Utilities Need to do More to Stop Them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more...