Friday, July 9, 2021, Jilda Unruh, former Tulsan passed away at the age of 65.
She was born on April 5, 1956, in Germany to Robert "Jim" and Paula Unruh. Jilda was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Vanderbilt University. She began her career in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she hosted "The Jilda Unruh Talk Show", and reported on the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921.
During her 35-year career she made a name for herself in Boston, Minneapolis and Miami. She uncovered corruption in the Public School System, won a National Gracie for Best Large Market Investigative Series and earned several Edward R. Murrow awards and four Emmys.
Jilda was preceded in death by her father, Robert "Jim". She is survived by her mother, Paula; brother, James; sister, Allison; niece and her husband, Jennifer and Craig; niece, Jaclyn; great niece, Paige; and great nephew, Greyson.
There will be a private memorial remembrance in Miami. As it was Jilda's wish, her ashes will be spread at sea at the Neptune Memorial Reef. neptunesociety.com
Published by Tulsa World on Jul. 21, 2021.