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 8:37 PM RT @CapitolRestore: Tour the Capitol this Saturday with the @OKCArchitecture foundation! Open to the public. More info: http://t.co/FKgS8yS…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:36 PM RT @_Cramer_: Awesome group of young professionals! @stevelackmeyer https://t.co/vUGgx3oCnU
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:34 PM RT @BreakingChesky: "We can do anything we want to." That's what a Guthrie family claims an ODOT attorney told them after destroying... h
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:31 PM RT @rachbarnhart: 600 lions are shot by hunters each year. They killed Betty! http://t.co/2McQngoOKl
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:29 PM RT @WEDGEdeepDEUCE: So stoked to offer delivery starting Monday!! http://t.co/UW00N2q81Z
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:28 PM RT @ForrestBennett: Attention @midtown_okc @mestapark @Uptown23rd and anyone who has a gift for spotting lost dogs: http://t.co/F4N381bIjT
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:27 PM RT @DustinAkers: "Report did not indicate whether Morris will be cited." - Man Bicycling Across America Killed In Oklahoma Wreck http://t.c
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:27 PM Democrats/Republicans.... all beholden to the dark money http://t.co/45tAEaaxwK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 7:45 PM RT @tzeeck: This is really nuts. https://t.co/r1mjfUbnXx
Steve's OKC Central Today at 6:17 PM Last gasp of a dying hateful legacy ... it's always noisy, ugly and repulsive in the end. https://t.co/XCe0D21nlO
Steve's OKC Central Today at 6:17 PM RT @NewsOK: BOTTLED CHARM: Prairie Gothic moves into milk bottle building in OKC http://t.co/AByGgRLl5L
Steve's OKC Central Today at 6:13 PM RT @NewsOKSports: Report: Thunder studio analyst @NancyLieberman expected to become Kings assistant: http://t.co/jhDSIhhlyE http://t.co/GJ7…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:16 PM @shelleybokc Yeah..... :(
Steve's OKC Central Today at 5:14 PM RT @MadiLAlexander: Looks like the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women has deleted their Facebook page. https://t.co/WPTnkMjlwe http://
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:37 PM RT @JohnTVokc: http://t.co/UhHT66NUg5 - USA v. Gum. Case: 5:15-cr-00126-C Docket Item 7 on 6-17-2015. Copy it before its sealed. @stevelack…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:33 PM Share their names again... https://t.co/4Z8PKx8wSy
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:31 PM RT @OKDOT: EDMOND - 33rd Ave. is closed just west of Broadway Ext due to an accident. Drivers urged to avoid area and locate an alternate r…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:58 PM It's two pages out of the newspaper - read business & sports! https://t.co/hcHzvBIsdu
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:57 PM Dec. 14, 1993.... Metropolitan Area Projects. https://t.co/LSjWoZn16z
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:56 PM RT @gr8ball83: @DustinAkers @OGandE yup ours too. Smart hours and working from home do not go well together.

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