Steve Lackmeyer
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.

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Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 10:40:59 PM CST RT @ryanjreilly: Cop on loudspeaker: "Get out of the street. If you're in the street you'll get hit by a car, and that will hurt." #Ferguson
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 10:20:48 PM CST RT @kylefredrickson: Time Inc., George Dorhrmann, & Thayer Evans have filed a motion to dismiss the case against SI for "The Dirty Game": h…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:55:55 PM CST RT @mynameisJabee: The cornerstone for protection is Love. Not guns, not violence, not laws. You can't truly protect people that you do not…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:53:43 PM CST I'm at Mitch Park YMCA in Oklahoma City, OK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:15:07 PM CST Hey @KOCOdamonlane - tell me the heat will break before Labor Day Weekend!
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:12:47 PM CST @brianwinkeler Ouch. I admit, I'd struggle as well. That's it. I'm definitely going to the Chickasaw Cultural Center & the Choctaw museum.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 05:42:21 PM CST @ThunderTie my kid wants KD Nikes.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 05:41:30 PM CST @ThunderTie I never heard of the Nike rival until this fuss started.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 05:34:39 PM CST RT @Bricktown411: Tomorrow night @erictessmerband will be live at the @WormyDog. Oh yea did we mention it's free to get in? Cause it is!
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 05:24:10 PM CST RT @cliftonhowze: No response today to my Open Records question to @GovMaryFallin and @AGScottPruitt. Maybe day 113 will be different. http…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 04:46:52 PM CST RT @aliciakelly966: So AAA cancelled a neighbors insurance cause their house is on the National Historic Register. Won't cover NHR houses a…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 03:59:39 PM CST @StuddaBudda Will do. You're a good guy.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 03:54:33 PM CST @StuddaBudda Eh, just not liking the hate. Too much hate and anger going on in our world.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 03:52:30 PM CST Interesting to see mocking response of Catholics upset by black mass. Same folks get very upset when other groups are slurred.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 03:31:29 PM CST RT @DowntownOKCInc: Chess Club coming to OKC at @myriadgardens! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 02:08:56 PM CST RT @dustin_hughes: Lunch break reading: Read through @cliftonhowze 's timeline this morning for some Open Records frustration with OK's gov…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 02:08:31 PM CST RT @cliftonhowze: I must say that's a new one on me. Never seen a Govt official delete their accnt. after being asked what I'm pretty sure…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 02:08:24 PM CST RT @cliftonhowze: Hey, if the records are public, shouldn't the discussion about why they're not being released be public as well?
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 02:08:16 PM CST RT @cliftonhowze: I mentioned Mr. Cincotta in a few tweets this morn, asking whether the 112 days its taken for my records request was in k…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Aug. 20 2014 02:08:04 PM CST RT @cliftonhowze: Well, it looks like #Oklahoma Dept of #Corrections Gen. Counsel @David_Cincotta might have deleted his Twitter account af…

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