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 12:35 PM RT @OKCMarathon: 18 hours to go! Are you excited? Still spots open in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Kids Marathon! #R2R
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:53 AM RT @myriadgardens: Happy Saturday OKC! Seeing gorgeous irises in ur gardens right now! Share with us. So many great colors. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:52 AM RT @ChasingtheMeso: I’m not sure I’m ready 😁 who else is running? RT @themahler: The @OKCMarathon #R2R weather is looking good! #okwx http:…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:52 AM RT @OKCMarathon: To the SPECTATORS: Pick a spot on the course and cheer on our runners! #OKCMarathon LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:00 AM I'm at Ryan Vivar Fitness - Personal Training Studio in Downtown Oklahoma City - @ryanvivarfitokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:29 AM RT @OtisWhite: Can this streetcar be saved? Recommendation 1: Start running before 11 a.m. LINK #transit
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:15 AM RT @romenesko: VIDEO: Gannett execs apparently aren't aware they're performing a brainwashing anthem from "The Lego Movie." LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:14 AM RT @benfelder_okg: Pop-up book shop opens at 10, featuring dozens of non fiction titles. "Our City, Our Kids" also on sale for $9. @Industr…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:08 AM @DanForPrez I just think it's selling short people like Britney and Paula who had to overcome a lot more adversity then Jenner ever will
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:36 AM I'm at @WeightWatchers in Edmond, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:02 AM @DanForPrez I admit I have a bias, disdain for entire Kardashian klan. We have far greater role models locally....
Steve's OKC Central Today at 8:00 AM RT @NextCityOrg: How One Weekend in Dallas Sparked a Movement for Urban Change LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 7:59 AM RT @HealthCraveOKC: The early bird gets the...chocolate cherry chia cookies! Rise and shine, locavores - Edmond & OSU-OKC markets are in fu…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 7:59 AM RT @WiseWolvesChess: Join us for chess today 'til 1pm at @OSUOKCFrmrMrkt !
Steve's OKC Central Today at 7:58 AM RT @okcpets: Come see the dogs we have for adoption today at PETCO on Penn and Memorial 12-4. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:24 AM @DanForPrez I have seen literally dozens of tweets on this. Jenner is just one person doing what many have done before.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Apr. 24 2015 11:44:48 PM CST Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City to remove original tiles in lobby LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Apr. 24 2015 11:15:43 PM CST I don't care. I really don't care. https://t.co/fhcqiNamg8
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Apr. 24 2015 07:42:42 PM CST I'm at Cafe DO Brasil - @cafedobrazilokc in OKlahoma City, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Apr. 24 2015 06:40:42 PM CST RT @GoodmanESPN: Donovan: Also understand this could come down to family decision. Does wife want to go to OKC, son is h.s. senior, has you…

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