Former PHS grad Lyndall Stout will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 PHS Honors Banquet which will be held March 3rd at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. Stout graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1991.
Stout grew up in Pawhuska and spent a lot of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm bordering the Arkansas River in Osage County. She recalled some of her fondest memories are helping feed cattle in the winter, riding in the wheat truck during harvest and enjoying her Gammy’s homemade noodles and lemon icebox pie.
Stout has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. She graduated cum laude from Arkansas Tech University with degrees in Journalism and Speech Communication. She also received the Times-Leader newspaper’s Forty Under Forty Award and the YWCA Pearl Award, for career success and community involvement.
In 2011, Arkansas Tech University awarded Stout with the Outstanding Young Alumna award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon alumni. Stout was the first woman in school history to receive the award.
Stout returned home to Oklahoma to join the SUNUP-TV team in 2010, after more than a decade working in television news.
Prior to joining SUNUP and Oklahoma State University, Stout was the main anchor at WBRE-TV, the NBC affiliate serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos. She also worked as an anchor and reporter at KARK-TV (NBC) in Little Rock and KTEN-TV (NBC) in Denison, Texas. Her peers have nominated her for five Emmy awards for outstanding newscast, investigative reporting, hosting and educational programming.
The Arkansas Associated Press also recognized her for excellence in documentary reporting.
SUNUP airs across Oklahoma on OETA-TV Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. The show’s YouTube channel is also very popular: YouTube.com/sunuptv.