Tulsa World Sports Columnist John E. Hoover has been a newspaperman since 1985 and has worked at the Tulsa World since 1992. Among other things, he's covered the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Arkansas Razorbacks, Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners.
Covering the Sooners in 2011, Hoover was named National Beat Writer of the Year by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and has won numerous writing and reporting awards at the World and other newspapers. He was sports editor in Tahlequah, Okmulgee and Waynesville, Mo., and assistant sports editor in Ada.
Born and raised in North Pole, Alaska, John played football and wrote for the school paper at Ada High School and received a journalism degree from East Central University in 1989. He lives in Broken Arrow with his wife and two kids.