Ken Neal

Journalist and Editor

Ken Neal joined the Tulsa World as a copy boy in 1953, and his numerous positions on the paper won him recognition as one of Oklahoma’s outstanding journalists. He has been oil writer, church editor, state editor, copy editor, business editor, political reporter, associate editor of the World and then editor. A member of Phi Delta Kappa, a national professional education fraternity, Neal has been recognized for his “outstanding news media contribution to education.” Further, he is widely respected for his insightful opinion-page articles, which contribute greatly to the public’s understanding of vital issues.

Alex Adwan was editor of the Tulsa World for many years and Ken pays tribute to him as a wise, well-informed journalist and a very good friend.

In 1991, Ken Neal was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the University of Tulsa Hall of Fame and the Sand Springs High School Hall of Fame, the honor of which he is proudest.

Ken Neal, from copy boy to Tulsa World senior editor and 1991 inductee into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

Program Credits:
Ken Neal — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Douglas Miller — Art Director
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Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator

Date Created: February 26, 2009

Date Published: March 13, 2015

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

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