Years in media: I've been employed by newspapers since my junior year of high school. First published work was a Texas high school football game story. Phillips vs. White Deer.
Why I got into this business: I knew as an elementary school student that I was destined to become a sports writer. I had an ability to write and a passion for sports. I was a voracious reader of newspaper sports sections and magazines.
In one sentence, why is journalism important: Because the end result is information/enlightenment.
What three words describe you: Consistent, connected, informed.
What issue fires you up: Most recently, Oklahoma's terrible performance on compensating and supporting teachers.
Who is a Tulsan you admire: Wayman Tisdale. One of the more interesting, good-hearted and talented people I ever knew.
What is your favorite local hangout: ONEOK Field.
Favorite movie: "Lonesome Dove."
Favorite book: "Bootlegger's Boy."
Favorite quote: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop