Wayne Greene is a fourth-generation Oklahoman in his third decade with the Tulsa World. As a reporter he covered several bank failures, one prison riot, three executions and every aspect of state government during four years at the World's state capitol bureau. He became the World's city editor on April 1, 1995, and served in that post for nearly 13 years. He led the city desk's award-winning coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the 2002 collapse of an Interstate 40 bridge over the Arkansas River, several natural disasters and six general elections. He was a National Merit Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma with bachelor's degrees with highest honors in English and history. Despite those credits, he says Lynn Greene, his wife and the light of his life, is actually very much smarter than he is.