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 Today at 3:02 PM . @Digiday @cnn is desperate to catch up with Fox and MSNBC in losing all of its credibility
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:01 PM RT @Digiday: CNN got marketing experts to weigh in on the KKK's brand problems. Twitter was unimpressed. LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:24 AM RT @SkirvinGhost: @benfelder_okg I hear people talking about what @stevelackmeyer said LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:24 AM RT @OKCMOA: Happy Easter! It's a perfect day to bring your family to see "Ansel Adams: An American Perspective" and "Bret Weston: Land, Sea…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:23 AM RT @fowwow: appreciated @KirkHumphreys take re: horizontal drilling incentives on @kfor #flashpoint this morning. good common sense approac…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:23 AM RT @RebeccaAguilar: Congrats 2 Randy Ellis @TheOklahoman 4 his @SPJFW award for "Stashes of Cash are Tucked away in Oklahoma State Agency A…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:22 AM RT @dcexaminer: Study finds that the Big Three TV networks work overtime to “secularize and trivialize Easter" LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:27 AM RT @YucatanTacosOKC: @stevelackmeyer we were open til 1am. I however, was in dreamland. Hapy Easter to you.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:26 AM "@ChadPrevich: Surprised how bad @amazon's customer service is." Buy local!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:24 AM RT @benfelder_okg: .@stevelackmeyer throws cold water on Skirvin Hotel ghost in today's NY Times.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:22 AM RT @McNeill_Tweets: Is there anything more @stevelackmeyer than @stevelackmeyer being quoted in the NY Times about the Skirvin Hotel? http:…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:43 AM I'm listening to "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by Marvin Gaye on Pandora LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:41 AM RT @Jillsey11: @James_Stafford @stevelackmeyer Empire Slice for sure!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:30 AM @YucatanTacosOKC you still open?
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:27 AM RT @James_Stafford: My friend @edgodfrey & I are 0 for 3 on finding open restaurant after Thunder game. Ed ready to move to NYC, he's so un…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:27 AM @James_Stafford @EDGODFREY try @yucatantaco
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:37:55 PM CST RT @espn: @okcthunder Retweet if you want to see OKC "Thunder Up" and bring a title to Bricktown. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:20:36 PM CST @andyrine Oh Andy, oh Andy; these women are all someday going to confront you in a dark alley. It won't be pretty. Start wearing a face mask
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:14:00 PM CST @thunderfastbrk @KDTrey5 yep, sure did. Don't take it too seriously. All of ESPN is still lip-locked to LeBron James' 2 lower back cheeks...
Steve's OKC Central Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:11:52 PM CST "it's like Inspector Gadget, that arm is as long as it needs to be..." ESPN worship of @KDTrey5 cracking me up....