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 Devon), 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" and "Operation Scissortail" (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, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference.

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Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:57:25 PM CST RT @TAParchitecture: What an exciting day for @Uptown23rd! Can't wait to see how #TheRise contributes to the liveliness of the district! ht…
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:51:09 PM CST RT @mallen386: @stevelackmeyer @JRMScottCarter Hickman also wanted to abolish OSSM OKC campus. He doesn't like OKC much(?)
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:46:52 PM CST One last thought... there is another side to all this. This video attempts to explain our avg lawmaker's actions: https://t.co/jeAi8uM3dd
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:42:40 PM CST OK. I really should log off now. Good night!
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:41:37 PM CST You can even call the guy who killed an alligator....
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:40:13 PM CST People, did you know you can contact your lawmakers by phone or email & let them know who YOU want as house speaker?
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:39:39 PM CST RT @JRMScottCarter: @stevelackmeyer Speaker vote is May 5. Did this piece on April 11: LINK
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:38:14 PM CST @JRMScottCarter And is it true Hickman faces a vote on his speakers post next month by fellow lawmakers? Do voters ever weigh in on this?
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:36:50 PM CST RT @JRMScottCarter: @ @stevelackmeyer Lots of anger, still, over Sardis deal and the with Canton Lake drawdown. Canton is in Speaker's Hous…
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:35:00 PM CST @JRMScottCarter SO T.W. Shannon & Jeff Hickman are blocking a vote on finishing the Indian museum THEY STARTED as revenge over water rights?
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:34:03 PM CST RT @JRMScottCarter: @stevelackmeyer Some in GOP leadership don't like OKC for what they call water grabs in SE and SW Oklahoma -- Sardis. C…
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:31:43 PM CST RT @TylerBHolmes: @DeepDeuce @stevelackmeyer good idea. I personally am thinking big. Something nice like @GuthrieGreen. Music, food trucks…
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:31:06 PM CST @tzeeck @Dustin_Akers You're describing my own personal hell... I considered you two to be friends.
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:20:37 PM CST RT @MadiLAlexander: @stevelackmeyer 50 of 101 state house seats are uncontested. sometimes the voting doesn't matter. it's the lack of good…
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:20:00 PM CST Read what's being done by people who claim to represent you. Figure out who they are. Quit following Kim Kardashian.
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:18:53 PM CST Oklahoma legislators consider pay raises for corrections officers LINK
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:18:10 PM CST Oklahoma is a low-tax state, study shows LINK
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:17:28 PM CST Oklahoma House defeats bond issue to repair Capitol LINK
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:17:04 PM CST Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom LINK
Steve's OKC Central Tue, Apr. 22 2014 09:16:29 PM CST Interesting reading No. 2: LINK