Jane Jayroe Gamble is a third generation Oklahoman and a former Miss America. For 17 years she enjoyed a career as a television 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, is being 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. 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.”