News 9 Remembers Broadcasting Legend Jacques ‘Jack’ DeLier


Tuesday, June 8th 2021, 10:20 pm
By: News 9


Jack DeLier, an Oklahoma broadcasting legend, has passed away. Delier was 101 years old.

DeLier joined KWTV in 1954, just weeks after the station went on air.

He worked his way up to become president of Griffin Television before retiring in 1982. 

Under DeLier’s leadership, KWTV developed Doppler radar.

He also guided KWTV to be the first station to do consumer and investigative reporting and use beat reporters.

He is in the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

Before his TV career he received the Purple Heart and French Legion of Honor for his service in World War II.