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.
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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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