Business Editor Colleen Almeida Smith

Work and Money Editor Colleen Almeida Smith.

Years in media: 26

Why I got into this business: I love words. I love reading. This was the perfect combination of continuous learning and connecting with the community.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: We are a public service here to help educate, inform, ask questions, be a watchdog and tell stories that no one is telling.

What three words describe you: Passionate, dedicated, curious

What issue fires you up: Injustice

Who are Tulsans you admire: Anne and Henry Zarrow

What is your favorite local hangout: Any of Tulsa's libraries or museums

Favorite movie: Too many rom-coms to list, from "The Philadelphia Story" to "Bridesmaids"

Favorite book: "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

Favorite quote:​ "Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.​" — Terry Pratchett