Klein Harry Brook

Tulsa World reporter John Klein (right) talks to Drillers general manager Mike Melega (left) and the longtime head usher for the Drillers, Harry Brook, at ONEOK Field. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World

Years in media: 42.

Why I got into this business: Hanging out in the press box appeared to be more fun than football practice.

In one sentence why is journalism important: A free press is essential to democracy.

What three words describe you: Traveler. Writer. Fun.

What issue fires you up: Equality for all.

Who is a Tulsan you admire: Dale McNamara, coach and civic treasure.

What is you favorite local hangout: P.J.’s Sandwich Shop at lunch. Bird & Bottle after 5 p.m.

Favorite movie: "The Last Waltz" (1978, directed by Martin Scorsese).

Favorite book: "Lonesome Dove" (1985, Larry McMurtry).

Favorite quote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Martin Luther King, Jr.