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 2:10 PM RT @RealCapnCrunch: @bobbyross They’re all happy memories, Bobby. They’re all happy memories.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:09 PM RT @SarahSt: I am CRYING laughing that @RealCapnCrunch tweeted @bobbyross. That is some cereal love. Bet @TreyMorgan is jealous.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:31 PM RT @Mister_Sommer: Burglars Target Local Seattle Museum “@Gawker: Seattle's first legal weed is going in a museum. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:01 PM RT @h_n_8th: We could use help at the end of #OKCNightMarket 10:30-midnight. It’s late, but I promise there’s zero trash pick up. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:01 PM RT @myriadgardens: So great to have @ParkHouseOKC in Gardens. Here's Chef Jeffrey Holloway picking out tomatoes for last night's dish! http…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:57 AM Yep. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:11 AM RT @TheMichelleBui: ICYMI: @mynameisJabee - Definitely in the Right Direction by @stevelackmeyer LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:10 AM RT @BreakingNews: United Airlines announces it is suspending operations to and from Tel Aviv - @WilliamsJon, @Liz_Kreutz LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:08 AM RT @briannabailey80: This is awful. Edmond man faces charges of sex acts with Kenyan children LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:10 AM Exterior going up on Civic Center garage LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:09 AM RT @BreakingNews: Delta cancels all flights to Israel indefinitely, citing report of rocket near Tel Aviv airport - @AP LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:05 AM I'm at Ryan Vivar Fitness - Personal Training Studio in Downtown Oklahoma City - @ryanvivarfitokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:04 AM @stephaniebice nope, wasn't me @Kamps1910
Steve's OKC Central Today at 7:22 AM RT @Lori_Dickinson: I'm humored this morning that @brandondutcher of @OCPAThink has blocked me. Guess he doesn't appreciate the #oklaed dia…
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 11:45:32 PM CST RT @wew_okc: Retractable windows in on the second floor covered patio. Stay tuned for updates and announcements!! 🍷🍷 LINK
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 11:43:17 PM CST just remember guys - chicks dig Barry White LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 11:36:37 PM CST Study: 1 in 4 Oklahoma kids live in poverty LINK
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 11:19:30 PM CST RT @OKmattcarney: Gov. Mary Fallin's started an online petition to close the military base shelters for migrant children: LINK
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 11:18:49 PM CST @TheMichelleBui yeah, thanks for that reminder
Steve's OKC Central Mon, Jul. 21 2014 10:50:12 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: .@dmasonart getting crazy love to be the next Thunder color guy RT @OSUJr: @NewsOKSports @MikeSherman Desmond Mason!