Steve Lackmeyer
Business Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan Area Projects, the rebuilding of north downtown, the rebirth of the Skirvin Hotel, the rise of Bricktown, Midtown and Automobile Alley, and the city's courting of the NBA.
Steve's family came to town in 1977 when his father led construction of the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. He roamed the brand new corridors of the Conncourse tunnels (now The Underground). He saw the final last gasp of the old downtown and witnessed the destruction of the 26-story Biltmore Hotel. He spent his teenage years watching construction of the Myriad Gardens and a new skyline including Mid-America (home to Continental Resources), Oklahoma and Corporate Towers, and Leadership Square.
Steve was once referred to as a “downtown partisan” by The Oklahoman's real estate editor Richard Mize. It's a beat Steve enjoys, and his column, "OKC Central," can be read every Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s business section. Lackmeyer also hosts the downtown blog "OKC Central." He is also author of four books about downtown’s history, “OKC Second Time Around,” “Skirvin,” “Operation Scissortail” and “Cornerstone” (all co-authored by Jack Money) and "Bricktown." Lackmeyer also authored "Foraging in Oklahoma," a travelogue and recipe book about produce found at Oklahoma farms and ranches.
Steve is a frequent speaker on downtown development and history, with appearances on television stations OETA, KWTV, KSBI, radio stations KTOK, KGOU, KOSU, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference. In 2014 Steve was awarded the President’s Award from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at its annual Dean A. McGee Awards in recognition of his coverage of downtown and its history.




Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:08 AM RT @KOCOdamonlane: Here's the reason for the Twitter issues tonight LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 11:38:54 PM CST RT @mashable: Some users report that Twitter for Android is working again, while others are still having problems logging in LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 11:38:10 PM CST RT @LaurieMit: @stevelackmeyer Problem with mainly Android tonight. Many users locked out for hours - tweeted couple articles
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 10:38:58 PM CST Um @Support why have you logged me out on my phone, and why won't you let me log back in?
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 09:09:46 PM CST RT @OKCNightCourt: DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! DAMMIT !! …
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 09:02:04 PM CST Well @OKCNightCourt .... you'll be handling the post game anger/grief expression, right?
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 03:35:28 PM CST RT @Bricktown411: Come hang at JJ's Alley in Bricktown tonight! Stand up comedy starts at 6pm followed by acoustic open mic at 8:30pm.
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 03:35:00 PM CST RT @CafeEvoke: We still have #SipTruck mugs left. Come grab one for $5. All money goes to @OKFosterWishes! We’ve sold 91 so far but let’s …
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 03:25:00 PM CST RT @kaisersdiner: Surprise everyone tomorrow we will be serving breakfast starting At 6am!!! Come and grab a Sleepyheads… LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 03:23:23 PM CST RT @vincelekker: Thank you @NewsOK for a #SundayStories feature! #colorize_ok @TravelOK @WesternAvenue @midtown_okc @DowntownOKCInc http://…
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 03:23:11 PM CST RT @DowntownOKCInc: Last day for free @watertaxi rides and another great opportunity to see the @OneMainTalk lights in @Bricktown411 http:/…
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 01:46:54 PM CST RT @BBCWorld: Hamas prevents Gaza orphans visiting Israel on trip organised by peace activists LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 01:45:44 PM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: #SundayStories: Today's post is about a new OKC colorize project: LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 01:43:16 PM CST RT @broadway10okc: At the bar & need a charge? Hook up. #usb Only - at @broadway10okc! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 01:40:53 PM CST RT @watertaxi: Join us in TONIGHT (Sun) 6-9:30pm for the LAST FREE #DowntownInDecember boat rides of 2014! Thanks @DowntownOKCInc ! http://…
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Dec. 28 2014 01:03:10 AM CST Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958) via @FortuneMagazine LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Dec. 27 2014 10:39:46 PM CST @burleygig Yes, absolutely. But that is so secondary, in this case...though if any community can relate to the theme of Rudderless, it's OKC
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Dec. 27 2014 10:26:01 PM CST Just watched film "Rudderless" on PPV. Wow. What an amazing beautiful movie. Forces us into that gray area we desperately try to deny exists
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Dec. 27 2014 06:04:11 PM CST @BennyJacobs Part of the problem is too many ABC-3 clubs become nuisances to area. Neighborhoods, schools, churches don't want them nearby
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Dec. 27 2014 05:22:32 PM CST Shown in this commercial: a @TheLostOgle office party gone horribly wrong.