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 6:53 PM RT @Publici: UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer, reported revenue of $130.5 billion in 2014. Profits? $10.3 billion LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:25 PM @ChrisLackmeyer nope feels like a seventies day for me. Rainy day spent listening to Casey Kasem reading Sunday comics. #childhoodmemories
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:37 PM healthy baked grilled cheese... love these guys for accommodating me. (at @TheMuleOkc in Oklahoma City, OK) LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:49 PM I'm at @DistrictHouse in Oklahoma City, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:27 PM I am parked in my car in @plazadistrict singing along to the radio with no shame. Not hip, but happy LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:11 PM best soup today - tell me quick!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:08 PM RT @_jenniferjames: FYI @SteveLackmeyer @bdhumphreys Check out @CNHP1915 #HistoricPreservation #neighborhoods #OKC #SaveWalcourt
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:05 PM RT @EdShadid: Public Meeting regarding Western Ave Streetscape Implementation will be held at McGuinness High School Lecture Hall. Feb 10th…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:03 PM RT @dtOKCbuilds: Future headquarters of Tapstone Energy. “@unfrsakn: @Bricktown411 @DowntownOKCInc @dtOKCbuilds LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:02 PM RT @JeffSpeckAICP: Here's @bostonglobe editorializing (dumbly) the news. Who wants to guess what % of Boston's parking is 200 spaces? https…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:47 AM I'm at Ryan Vivar Fitness - Personal Training Studio in Downtown Oklahoma City - @ryanvivarfitokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:36 AM I'm at Kaisers Diner in Oklahoma City, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:30 AM I'm at @WeightWatchers in Edmond, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:12 AM RT @walkplace: Metropolis | Boomers gravitating to walkable N/Hoods https://t.co/ZgHnYQUtsk
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 11:52:23 PM CST RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Oklahoma City councilman challenges demolition of downtown Union Bus Station. #OKC LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 11:47:49 PM CST I'm listening to "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty on Pandora LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 11:44:01 PM CST RT @ThreattTweets: Tomorrow Night Salsa Hits Midtown! @midtown_okc @okcmidtowner @threatttweets @cafedobrazilokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 09:15:07 PM CST RT @DustinAkers: Check out the awesome art produced by students and local artists at the @JohnRexSchool PTA fundraiser! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 09:13:29 PM CST @tzeeck @udander You regenerated you fool! Or have you already forgotten?
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Jan. 30 2015 09:07:27 PM CST RT @HotDogOKC: #LivinTheDream Pullin #RubyTheFoodTrailer down Sheridan for the first time ever! LINK

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