Steve Lackmeyer
Reporter Sr.
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 Devon), 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" and "Operation Scissortail" (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, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference.

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Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:43 AM I'm listening to "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by Marvin Gaye on Pandora LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:41 AM RT @Jillsey11: @James_Stafford @stevelackmeyer Empire Slice for sure!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:30 AM @YucatanTacosOKC you still open?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:27 AM RT @James_Stafford: My friend @edgodfrey & I are 0 for 3 on finding open restaurant after Thunder game. Ed ready to move to NYC, he's so un…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:27 AM @James_Stafford @EDGODFREY try @yucatantaco
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:37:55 PM CST RT @espn: @okcthunder Retweet if you want to see OKC "Thunder Up" and bring a title to Bricktown. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:20:36 PM CST @andyrine Oh Andy, oh Andy; these women are all someday going to confront you in a dark alley. It won't be pretty. Start wearing a face mask
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:14:00 PM CST @thunderfastbrk @KDTrey5 yep, sure did. Don't take it too seriously. All of ESPN is still lip-locked to LeBron James' 2 lower back cheeks...
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:11:52 PM CST "it's like Inspector Gadget, that arm is as long as it needs to be..." ESPN worship of @KDTrey5 cracking me up....
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:59:17 PM CST Um, @andyrine, I am noticing a pattern of women threatening to punch you in the face. Time to examine life choices? cc: @carriejacobs
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 08:01:35 PM CST Great season! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 06:13:34 PM CST @MadiLAlexander were you driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV you really can't afford?
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 05:10:52 PM CST RT @_davemorris: Another @okcthunder ghost story about @skirvinhilton in @nytimes w quote from @stevelackmeyer LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 01:52:24 PM CST RT @okcthunder: Here's another way to find tickets for tonight. LINK Fans selling tickets to other fans. Safe, authentic.
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 01:45:34 PM CST RT @Cassi_Sue: Thx @treeandleaf & @CollectedThread of @plazadistrict for supporting & encouraging cycling! #OKC needs more of this! http://…
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 12:44:32 PM CST RT @FlintOKC: Lobster crepes with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and Boursin cream topped sweet vermouth sauce // $14 LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 12:44:11 PM CST RT @TheMuleOKC: Don't forget to stop by our neighbors @sizerecordsok across the street for record store day! Then come grab a melt and show…
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 12:08:19 PM CST I love new book smell LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 08:54:54 AM CST Oklahoma City's '89er Trail' to tell story of city's birth LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 08:39:29 AM CST RT @stevejohnsonokc: The OKC Bombing Memorial Service can be seen here: LINK