Kelly Dyer Fry retired early 2021 after a 26-year career with The Oklahoman. A third-generation Oklahoma journalist, she began her career at her family’s newspaper, The El Reno Tribune. While at The Oklahoman, Fry served in several capacities. She started as features editor in 1994 and became managing editor and later general manager of The Oklahoman’s digital efforts. She led the team that launched NewsOK which started as a converged website for The Oklahoman and KWTV News 9. Fry was promoted to vice president of multimedia, vice president of news, editor and ultimately editor and publisher in 2019. In 2019 Gannett purchased The Oklahoman and Fry was promoted to regional editor for Gannett’s Sunbelt region of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. She is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and has been honored for her work with addiction and mental illness within her community. She now works for the Mental Health Association Oklahoma as a development director for Oklahoma City. She is married to Chris Fry and together they have four children.