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: 'Me, My Hair and I,' edited by Elizabeth Benedict

    By Yvette Walker Staff writer ywalker@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Sep 20, 2015

    These tales speak of youth, identity and self-esteem

  • Oklahoma photographer defies labels to put brilliance, beauty on display

    By Yvette Walker Staff Writer ywalker@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 15, 2015

    On Saturday, 200 men, women and children came to downtown Oklahoma City to witness the launch of Valerie Vaughn’s “unlabeled: i define me,” a multimedia project that brings together the powers of photography, video and spoken-word poetry.

  • 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, Oct. 09 2015 09:10:11 AM CST This really is a circus! Go tonight to @St. Augustine's church at 14700 N. May Ave. OKC. 4:30 and 7:30 shows. http://t.co/0grv2AuRv0
ywalker Thu, Oct. 08 2015 03:45:58 PM CST Come to the circus tonight! 4:30 and 7:30! 14700 N. May OKC https://t.co/JUF28sMvZN http://t.co/pX7DC5x1wS
ywalker Thu, Oct. 08 2015 11:46:22 AM CST #MEC2015 Covering tragedy: What is ethical and what is not? Photojournalist J Pat Carter (middle) weighs in. http://t.co/0xlkZKPid0
ywalker Thu, Oct. 08 2015 11:32:43 AM CST #MEC2015 Keaton Fox of Fox 25: When choosing what to air on TV we need to minimize harm to people. http://t.co/GwxjoNN4iW
ywalker Thu, Oct. 08 2015 11:09:17 AM CST #MEC2015 Broadcasting and ethical behavior. Making sure information is right when reporting breaking news. http://t.co/GvIEqFOW02
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 11:01:15 PM CST #MEC2015 "Journalism disrupted" Three amazing bloggers and a great audience. http://t.co/j9E4eInGqD
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 02:28:15 PM CST #MEC2015 Covering the on air shooting of a colleague. http://t.co/HoMKtgqLdU
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 02:26:30 PM CST #MEC2015 Advertising and ethics! http://t.co/ZQx7ZaQZ9W
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:52:59 PM CST #MEC2015 J Pat Carter: "a reporter wore medical scrubs in order to gain access to the building." (Ethical problems re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:47:52 PM CST #MEC2015 J Pat Carter: "Was the dawn of the (photo) digital age" (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:46:20 PM CST #MEC2015 Nolan Clay "We drank a lot. I drank to go to sleep after hearing the (terrible)stories I heard during the trial. (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:42:38 PM CST #MEC2015 Nolan Clay spent 9 months straight covering the OKC bombing. "I wanted to tell the story for the victims."
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:40:17 PM CST #MEC2015 Pendleton: Son wasn't badly injured "so I decided to go to work." Was start of visual stytelling at Oklahoman. (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:32:50 PM CST #MEC2015 Todd Pendleton "I probably was looking right at the Ryder truck." He had just dropped his son off at the Y. (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:28:22 PM CST #MEC2015 J Pat Carter: "As a photojournalist, I capture people's souls. I captured a lot of souls that day." (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:25:00 PM CST #MEC2015 Diana Baldwin: "it was a hard time. Some of us got divorced, some drank, some ate excessively." (Re: journalists on OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:22:13 PM CST #MEC2015 Diana Baldwin: "I grew up in a time when journalists didn't let things get to them. Counseling was a secret." (Re: OKC bombing)
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:19:05 PM CST #MEC2015 Todd Pendleton still gets recognized for photos of him carrying children out of the Y after the bombing.
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:16:50 PM CST #MEC2015 Joe Hight: the bombing changed forever our lives and how we did our jobs.
ywalker Wed, Oct. 07 2015 01:15:12 PM CST #MEC2015 The Oklahoma City bombing panel discusses covering this story without personal bias. Is it possible? http://t.co/y3EBWD5YYz