Years in media: 34.
Why I got into this business: I can’t swear I wanted to grow up to be Carl Kolchak, but there are worse reasons to get into journalism. The truth is I just love stories, whether it's consuming them or writing them.
In one sentence, why is journalism important: Journalism is more important than ever because the water (thanks to social media, the “fake news” crowd and cable news stations that chose sides) likely has never been this muddy. It seems like there are more people blurring the truth than telling the truth. Instead of rooting for your "side," why not just root for the truth? There are people who will honor you with the truth — if you'll let them. (Yes, I exceeded the one-sentence limit. And that's the truth.)
What three words describe you: Just love stories.
What issue fires you up: The golden rule is undefeated. Don't break it.
Who is a Tulsan you admire: Bill Connors.
What is your favorite local hangout: Book stores.
Favorite movie: Maybe “The Searchers.” But it's difficult to pick just one movie. (If you don't know what your favorite movie is, just check your DVD/VHS stash at home. If you went to the trouble of buying it, it's probably a contender.)
Favorite book: “Live From New York: The Complete Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live.”
Favorite quote: “You’re as good as the best thing you’ve ever done.” — Billy Wilder.