OAB Hall of Fame
In 1960, Bob Brown, a 16 year old high school student, began an illustrious broadcast career as a reporter/disc jockey on KRMG in Tulsa. At age 18 he was an air personality and reporter on Tulsa’s No. 1 rock station KAKC and at age 19 a news reporter and ultimately an anchor at KOTV. He was youthful and talented.
During an age of experimentation in local television, Bob displayed a remarkable talent in the presentation of long form television news stories; a talent that maximized the use of limited technology to bring forth the importance of video to a story. He was a pioneer of the concept in Oklahoma.
Bob Brown’s youthful strength lead to his ultimately becoming a member of one of the nation’s top rated news magazine teams, ABC News “20/20.” Bob joined “20/20” in 1980. Reporting on wide range of subjects over the years, he has been the recipient of numerous awards. During the 1992-93 season, his “To Prove Them Innocent,” a report that prompted the release of three imprisoned men, received the Investigative Reporters Aware and the American Bar Association Gavel Award. A story, “The Gift of Life,” won an Alfred I. duPont Award Silver Baton, the Ohio State Award and a Gabriel Award. He has been the recipient of five Emmy Awards, a National Headliner Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame Bronze Wrangler Award, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and numerous other honors.
A native Tulsan and University of Tulsa graduate, Bob Brown, a youthful talent, became an honored journalist and the ultimate television storyteller.