OAB Hall of Fame
Jerry Webber was one of Oklahoma’s most beloved broadcasters. He was an unselfish individual who, through his everyday life, shared and showed his love of God, his fellow man, and Oklahoma.
Jerry was a reporter, sportscaster, news anchor, and his real love, a storyteller. He traveled the dirt roads and highways gathering the stories of movers and shakers and the common person. He was a storyteller of good deeds to youth and civic organizations, commencement exercises and church groups, speaking to over 200 groups each year. His honors were many from local, state, and national organizations recognizing his skills as a broadcaster and citizen.
Jerry began his broadcast career in 1958, with short stints at KWPR, Claremore, and KVIN, Vinita. From 1959 until 1967, he was associated with WBBZ, Ponca City, in a number of capacities, including station manager from 1967-1969. In 1969 he joined Channel 2 in Tulsa as a reporter and was named Sports Director in 1971. His love for news prompted his move to News Anchor at the station in 1986. In his last two years at KJRH, Jerry produced and was host of “...from the Heartland” and “Oklahoma People,” two features that allowed Jerry to do what he loved most. Jerry Webber lost his battle with cancer on December 19, 1998.
Through the window of television, with his easy going style, Jerry Webber reported the news and told his stories of Oklahoma and its people. He was a special kind of broadcaster.