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 7:09 PM One of my favorite locally owned healthy eating spots. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:27 PM RT @my_sidewalk: Millennials love old buildings and are active in preservation - but don't consider themselves preservationists. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:27 PM @aliciakelly966 The most godly house of all in Edmond.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:18 PM RT @d_stewCNN: Google pledges $300k to support recovery efforts in TX, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:17 PM Count on @Salon & @WashTimes to both go to the extreme on same story: LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:01 PM Congrats. Could that allow for an extension to Capitol Hill or other minority areas needing connections to jobs? https://t.co/RMnrygnu7q
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:32 PM You're not following the script. https://t.co/ev5DDqcbDC
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:00 PM @Gideon_II It's a tax increment financing problem....
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:50 PM @Gideon_II Not much ...
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:49 PM @rdr5hunter May you enjoy many days ahead fishing.... https://t.co/9bJvdTtbea
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:31 PM RT @LukeDCoffey: Lord Palmerston wrote this about Russia in 1883. It could have been written in 2015. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:31 PM RT @stphntylr: Hey @acmuco students want to get paid and earn credit at the same time?! Only downside is you work for me 😈 #minions https:/…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:47 AM @RJSupperClub I'm pretty sure there aren't enough Weight Watchers points available in a week for me to enjoy that soup. But it looks great!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:36 AM RT @USATODAYsports: Report: Former FIFA executive-turned-informant kept a $6000-a-month apartment for his cats: LINK http…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:35 AM RT @JohnTVokc: Spoke with 2 members of OCPD. Yeah, no notices to officers about women abducting soccer moms 4 sex trafficking. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:21 AM RT @rafsanchez: The scale of alleged #Fifa criminality is so vast the charge sheet needs a table of contents https://t.co/U6NWJaMMcl http:/…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:19 AM Didn't everyone demand cuts to spending on roads, higher ed & maintaining funding for lawmakers? https://t.co/lX45iKzxsO
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:11 AM @TheLostOgle Deal. First National. Great Banking Hall will become the new TLO headquarters. But you won't be allowed to take photos.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:54 AM @TheLostOgle quit teasing and just post it.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:24 AM RT @RJSupperClub: When we make Beer Cheese Soup, we don't use just any beer - we use Guinness. LINK

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