Yvette Walker
Newsroom Management Night News and Presentation Director

Yvette Walker is Director of Presentation and Custom Publishing at The Oklahoman. She supervises the look and feel of the paper, as well as coordinates content in several special sections and niche publications. Previously, she managed online content and presentation for NewsOK.com, the paper’s Web site, and was instrumental in bringing newsroom blogs onto NewsOK. Before coming to The Oklahoman, Walker was News Editor at The Kansas City Star. At The Star, Walker had been Readers’ Representative, or ombudsman, and met with readers and regularly responded to concerns through a column in The Star and online. She helped launch newsroom content on kansascity.com. Walker has a Master’s degree in media management from the University of Missouri.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has completed several journalism fellowships and seminars, and is a member of the Online News Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.


  • Book review: 'Aiko'

    BY YVETTE WALKER Staff writer ywalker@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    In his latest novel, “Aiko,” Oklahoma author Stephen Swartz has traveled from Oklahoma City to Ishikawa, Japan. But unlike last year’s vampire novel set in OKC, Swartz tackles a very different (although equally complicated) subject: fatherhood.




ywalker Fri, Jun. 26 2015 10:25:34 AM CST “@cnnbrk: .@POTUS: "No matter who you are or what you look like … or who you love, America is a place where you can write your own destiny."
ywalker Fri, Jun. 26 2015 10:25:05 AM CST “@BarackObama: "When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free." —President Obama #LoveWins”
ywalker Fri, Jun. 26 2015 10:24:26 AM CST RT @WSJ: "Today we can say in no uncertain terms, that our Union is a little more perfect." @POTUS on gay marriage ruling. LINK
ywalker Thu, Jun. 04 2015 10:33:54 PM CST A Kobe Bryant/Lionel Messi selfie beat every commercial this decade LINK
ywalker Thu, May. 28 2015 12:21:40 AM CST RT @dezhill: There is no "I" in Twitter. Oh, right. There's actually a lot of "I" in Twitter. #humblebrag #lookatme
ywalker Thu, May. 21 2015 05:28:15 PM CST PRESS FREEDOM: Investigative reporter who probed political corruption in Brazil found decapitated LINK
ywalker Wed, May. 20 2015 08:07:00 PM CST Beautiful story and photos! https://t.co/vcx9dylQow
ywalker Thu, May. 14 2015 09:24:32 PM CST He's not a journalist ... well, doesn't this sound familiar? LINK
ywalker Tue, May. 05 2015 04:56:10 PM CST Just saw this, thanks @h_n_8th and @rcrissinger! It was fun to work on. https://t.co/2pAPp7C5BM
ywalker Thu, Apr. 30 2015 07:40:21 PM CST 15 Times Filler Text Became a Journalist's Worst Enemy - Yep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LINK
ywalker Thu, Apr. 30 2015 01:30:41 PM CST Oklahoman News Director Robby Trammell to be inducted into #oklahomajournhalloffame. Congrats, @RWTrammell !!! LINK
ywalker Wed, Apr. 29 2015 05:31:21 PM CST Edmond Iris and Garden Society will hold an IRIS EXPO at St. Augustine of Canterbury on Saturday, 9 to 3. I'm going! 14700 N. May OKC
ywalker Sun, Apr. 26 2015 03:17:42 PM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: done 5k never stopped LINK
ywalker Sun, Apr. 26 2015 03:17:35 PM CST RT @_davemorris: Congrats @stevelackmeyer for knocking out the 5k @OKCMarathon #R2R LINK
ywalker Sat, Apr. 25 2015 06:55:43 PM CST #WHCD and #MCOMaward on the same night! Washington correspondents, take note of these future media professionals.
ywalker Sat, Apr. 25 2015 06:51:46 PM CST Photography, broadcast and print professors represented at the #MCOMaward night! LINK
ywalker Sat, Apr. 25 2015 06:08:18 PM CST #MCOMaward scholarship awards begin! LINK
ywalker Sat, Apr. 25 2015 05:43:51 PM CST #MCOMaward getting ready to give deserving students awards! #UCO LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 24 2015 10:31:40 PM CST RT @caseyharness: Happy Birthday to my dear friend, the one and only, @James_Stafford ! LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 24 2015 08:54:00 PM CST Heard of Outlook? No? Watch me tell you all about it. On sale this Sunday! LINK

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