Jane Jayroe Gamble is a third generation Oklahoman and a former Miss America.
For 17 years she enjoyed a career as a broadcast journalist – succeeding as a prime time
news anchor in Oklahoma City and Dallas Fort Worth. She also served as spokesperson
for the Oklahoma Health Center and Cabinet Secretary of Tourism for Oklahoma.
Jane has written articles for national magazines and is the author of several
inspirational books, including Devote Forty Days, More Grace than Glamour (with Bob
Burke), and Oklahoma III (with David Fitzgerald). Her latest book, Practice:
Unleashing the Power of Faith, was released in December of 2018. Jane is the founder
and director of a successful luncheon series for Oklahoma women called “Esther
Women,” which is in its 15th season.
Jane is a tireless volunteer, serving her church, community, and state in many
ways. Currently, she serves on the boards of Oklahoma City University, Salt and Light
Leadership Training, MAPS3 Parks Subcommittee, OKC Philharmonic Board, and
Mercy Hospital’s Foundation. Five Oklahoma Governors have appointed Jane to a
variety of state leadership positions.
Jane is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Masters from Tulsa
University; she was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from OCU. Recently, she was selected
to be in the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Jane has received many local and state
awards including the state’s highest honor, induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in
2007. She is married to Gerald Gamble and has one married son, two grandchildren and
a sassy dog named “Maggie.”