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 3:24 PM RT @oksde: Supt. @joy4ok is moderating tonight's #OklaEd chat at 8 pm! Join in for details on #EngageOK and #EdCampOKSDE.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:24 PM RT @LOCALOkie: With consumers, @StephanieBice & @senatorcrain, 2016 can be the year we begin to exorcise the ghosts of Prohibition. http:/…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:17 PM @NickforOK They went broke spending on an Olympics they could not afford to host. Then they lived beyond their means. Germans should pay?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:48 PM RT @NextCityOrg: U.S. Inequality in One Interactive Map LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:46 PM RT @afneil: Greek people vote NO. Decisively. Democracy in action. Now they must live with the consequences #fastenyourseatbelts.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:45 PM Good luck with that.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:24 PM Kristen Wigg, Anna Farris, Amy Poehler and yes, heck yes, forever, Betty White. Mr. Eisner, you are a schmuck.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:22 PM Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Allyson Hannigan, Leslie Mann...
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:47 PM @kosar1969 or at least explore the way Harper Lee did it, right?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:22 PM Done by both parties. Could an initiative petition be waged?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:21 PM @kosar1969 Do you see any new Harper Lee type authors emerging in the current crop of writers?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:20 PM You're absolutely right, of course. You can't fake Harper Lee.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:19 PM I talked to David Wanzer and he said construction crews are set to start work soon. Mix of office, retail.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:11 PM @SnakeBucket Elections that independents say are rigged to deny them a voice in who gets on the ballot. Why are 2 parties treated special?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:10 PM @kosar1969 I really doubt Harper Lee wrote the sequel. Read this @VanityFair story LINK Elderly exploitation a big problem
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:51 AM @kosar1969 @TheOklahoman Well, Harper Lee or some ghostwriter hired by people who exploited Harper Lee...
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:49 AM Could someone call impeachment of all state lawmakers for high poverty, crumbling infrastructure, low grad rates?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:46 AM RT @UrbanAgrarian: If you carry a @KeepItLocalOK card, today's #SundaySpecials are the hookup! No card? Let's change that. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:26 AM RT @briOKC: That moment when you realize all of the grownups are the same age as you and none of us know what the hell we're doing.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:23 AM RT @CowanBrew: Public Relations Basics For Food Truck Owners LINK Good PR is important for Food Trucks!