1998 – John Walls

John Walls began his career after receiving his degree in broadcast journalism from the University of West Virginia in 1978. In 1984, he landed the Sports Director position at Tulsa’s KTUL, where he served for six years. Walls became the Sports Director at KOTV in 1990. During his time with KOTV, Walls racked up a number of impressive honors. Winner of Oklahoma’s Best Sports Story 1991. The 1992 Young Oklahoman of the Year. Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year in 1993 and again in 1996. FOX Sports began to increase as sports coverage in the southwest, and in 1996 John took a position as an anchor. John and his family moved to West Lake Village near Los Angeles. He anchored four 30-minute sportscasts a night for the FOX Sports Network. And he traveled, a lot. For instance, in 1997 he emceed the Iba Awards show, June he anchored FOX’s coverage from a Celebrity Golf Tour in Texas, then reported from the U.S. Open and another Celebrity Tour event in Chicago. In 2000, Walls came back to Tulsa, taking a position as co-anchor for 2News NBC at 6 PM and 10 PM.
A few career highlights:

  • Currently co-anchor of 2News NBC at 6pm and 10pm
  • 1996-1999 Anchor Fox Sports Net
  • 1991 Winner of Oklahoma’s Best Sports Story
  • 1992 Young Oklahoman of the Year
  • 1993 and 1996 Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year
  • 1990-1996 Sports Director KOTV
  • 1984-1990 Sports Director KTUL

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