Carole Lambert

2009 Inductee

Since 1982, Carole Lambert has been the co-Anchor of the 6 and 10PM newscasts for KTUL, making a name for herself not only as a consummate journalist and professional, but also as one of the Tulsa community’s most treasured assets. Her longstanding efforts on behalf of numerous charitable organizations illustrate the commitment of this newswoman to using her time and talents for the benefit of many.

With a Bachelor and Masters degree in Music (yes, she sings!), and a Masters degree in Mass Communication, Carole left the entertainment world for her first TV job in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1979 and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas and then to KFOR in Oklahoma City before landing at KTUL. Her warmth, sincerity and compassion are the qualities that inspire love and trust in her viewers, and her co-workers admire her strength, integrity and impeccable character.

Carole’s involvement in a long, long list of projects and organizations comes from her own desire to help, and she leads fundraising drives for non-profit organizations, gives voice to victim-advocacy groups, hosts telethons, and inspires kids in the classroom. She is also a huge advocate of the Tulsa Arts Community, having performed with the Tulsa Symphony. But she may be best known for her advocacy of the “Waiting Child” program, a weekly profile of kids in state custody awaiting adoption. Since Carole began hosting and producing these segments in 1990, over 2,500 children have been featured and placed in adoptive homes. But she is quick to point out that the real heroes are the moms and dads who give these kids a loving home.

Her list of awards is as impressive: The Oklahoma Association of Broadcaster’s “Hall of Fame;” the “Congressional Angel Adoption” award, the Southside Tulsa Sertoma Club’s “Service to Mankind” award, the state volunteerism award from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services; and even “Carole Lambert Day” proclaimed by Governor Frank Keating on November 23, 2000. These are but a few of her recognitions.

So, what does this high-powered woman do to wind down? Just ask Angie, her schnauzer and Coco her schnoodle, to describe the pampering they get! Even their wardrobe is impressive: Coco with her red silk kimono, and Angie sporting a denim motorcycle jacket!