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.




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ywalker Wed, Aug. 26 2015 09:40:55 AM CST Reporter and Cameraman Shot and Killed During Live TV Report http://t.co/PTikURQtTW
ywalker Mon, Aug. 24 2015 01:37:16 PM CST Nearly 51,000 Madewell Sandals Are Recalled - A public relations nightmare. http://t.co/P7bFUcvbsG
ywalker Fri, Aug. 21 2015 04:50:17 PM CST Jon Stewart as presidential debate moderator? Petition hopes so - I would say yes to this: “A petition to... http://t.co/N87pArKv4u
ywalker Wed, Aug. 19 2015 06:55:02 PM CST How to Write a Professional Bio - Something all students should know: Prof KRG breaks it down. “All of your... http://t.co/wzjfHRCFlM
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ywalker Thu, Aug. 13 2015 09:09:47 PM CST Photo: Caption: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna, Austria in July, spoke on the U.S. and Cuba... http://t.co/Ep88h1PFva
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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. http://t.co/uGDz…

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