OAB Hall of Fame
The career of Jack Morris brought 40 years of excellence to the broadcast news industry. A career that began in radio, bridged the transition to early television news and sustained a position of dominance for over two decades.
At age 14, Jack Morris began his broadcast career at WMBH in Joplin, MO. He joined KTUL radio in Tulsa in 1940. During World War II he served his country in the U.S. Army spending nearly three years overseas establishing Armed Forces Radio. In 1944 he returned to KTUL and was Tulsa’s leading radio newscaster of the 40’s and early 50’s. In 1954 he switched to television news at the new KTUL television facility and became the markets dominant television news anchor for the next 26 years. His award winning daily commentaries of the 70’s added a new dimension to the veteran news anchor. He was a recipient of the National Freedom Foundation Medal for “Outstanding Achievement in Bringing About a Better Understanding of the American Way of Life.”
The broadcast career of Jack Morris covered the most dramatic era of our country. An era of three wars, civil unrest, manned space flight and the emergence of television news as the world’s most powerful disseminator of information.
Jack Morris...reporter, commentator, presenter...A pioneer, a legend.