Steve Lackmeyer
Reporter Sr.
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.

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Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:22 AM RT @PreservationOK: Thank you, Marty Newman, for writing such a well-crafted defense of the Historic Tax Credits in yesterday's Tulsa... ht…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:21 AM RT @CalleDosCinco: #TacoTruckThursday is this week! See you there --> LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:18 AM RT @rachbarnhart: “All these casinos can’t be supported now because of regional competition" LINK Trump closing Atlantic …
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:17 AM RT @DistrictHouse: #FreeCoffeeMonday 7:00am - 10:30am. Join us for a free small cup of coffee. Find us in the @PlazaDistrict in #OKC Retwee…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:17 AM RT @cafeboeuf: Two years ago today we began renovations on our house. Before: LINK After: LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:23 AM Chicks dig Barry White. Always was, always will be true. LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:02 AM RT @HotDogOKC: #DowntownOKC #night #skyline #OKC #OklahomaCity LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:00 AM @HotDogOKC wow. Can I post these on OKC Central tomorrow? With credit to you of coursr. Is this from Western over I 40?
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 11:37:10 PM CST RT @HotDogOKC: #WalnutBridge #Bricktown #OKC #OklahomaCity #AloftHotel LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 10:57:20 PM CST @ChrisLackmeyer check dm
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 09:41:06 PM CST RT @royceyoung: *spits out water* RT @ESPNSteinLine: Caron Butler's expected deal with Detroit said to be for two years in the $9 million r…
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 09:40:36 PM CST RT @BleuGarten: Just got done working on some tables! Working hard on Sunday to bring you Sunday fun day in Midtown ! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 09:40:25 PM CST RT @VictorDover: Bikelash a generational thing, 50s vs 20s-30s? Councilman says he's blocking bike lane plans for 'safety'? LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:56:38 PM CST RT @JeffSpeckAICP: Could this be real? @YouHadOneJob: They didn't think this through LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:56:22 PM CST RT @unfrsakn: @myriadgardens LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:56:18 PM CST RT @nickgerlich: I'd like to buy a vowel please, Pat. The Tower Theater #neon #sign on NW 23rd Street (once #route66)… LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:56:08 PM CST RT @unfrsakn: @myriadgardens @ColcordHotel How's this? LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 07:59:57 PM CST Just an average Sunday night in July. Hundreds at @myriadgardens LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 07:52:53 PM CST RT @CalleDosCinco: Come and enjoy authentic food and live entertainment! LINK #OKC LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sun, Jul. 13 2014 07:52:27 PM CST RT @OHPtraffic: TURNER TURNPIKE/ CRASH WB 174 MM/ALL LANES BLOCKED/ RECEIVED LOTS OF CALLS ASKING ABOUT IT/TYING UP OUR LINES/ SORRY FOR AN…