Steve Lackmeyer
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.

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Steve's OKC Central Today at 4:34 PM @TheCageOKC yep
Steve's OKC Central Today at 4:34 PM RT @TheCageOKC: Looking forward to great basketball and great fun this Sunday. We hope @stevelackmeyer can be there!!!!!!!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 4:18 PM I'm at Ryan Vivar Fitness - Personal Training Studio in Downtown Oklahoma City - @ryanvivarfitokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:58 PM RT @FilmRowOKC: Wow! Way to go, @dunlapcodding. Three DC shareholders recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:56 PM RT @BreakingChesky: Hate seeing this. Arsonists hit OKC Tennis Center 2nd time in a month. Worst of all, one day before major tourney. http…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:55 PM @lesliesokc @okgazette I wouldn't go that far.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:19 PM RT @OKCMidtowner: Because sometimes you need to embrace your 10-year old self, and @thebeatnixcafe obliges. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:19 PM @OKCMidtowner Yes. I am at @thebeatnixcafe now.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:09 PM RT @ParkingOKC: Santa Fe Garage's new look! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:08 PM sanity LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:59 PM @lesliesokc @okgazette Yes, and Pioneer Woman is not an OKC author either. She's not anywhere close to being a "local author" either.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:56 PM @OKNewsResearch @TheOklahoman That's the newsroom and computer I started with in March 1990.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:21 PM @HunterBooth33 @LamarOKC @DeepDeuce I have been told this would not have deprived Lamar of its use of the sign in any way.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:20 PM @HunterBooth33 @LamarOKC @DeepDeuce You're missing the point: developers just wanted to put sign atop building, get pole out of building.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:20 PM So, to all the pro-Hamas folks out there who deny Hamas isn't ultimately responsible for all the bloodshed and violence...
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:16 PM RT @Newsweek: Senior Hamas official claims responsibility for kidnapping Israeli teenagers LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:16 PM RT @Slate: Hamas Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping, Murder of Israeli Teenagers in June LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:14 PM RT @SharylAttkisson: Families of Palestinian suicide bombers received $5,300 (or 4 times average annual salary at the time). LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:13 PM RT @NathanPoppe: Some interesting music coverage set for tomorrow's @TheOklahoman. Interviews with @lowlitas and @jesseygeneral. Also, a @g…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:58 AM @LamarOKC developers/architects say Lamar refused to allow sign to be touched. let me know if Lamar says different