Mike Strain

Mike Strain

Years in media: 30

Why I got into this business: Someone told me I could get paid for covering sports, and that sounded like the best job ever.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: Do you really want our elected leaders doing their jobs without someone watching them?

What three words describe you: Determined. Competitive. Redheaded.

What issue fires you up: Education.

Who is a Tulsan you admire: George Kaiser.

What is your favorite local hangout: McNellies.

Favorite movie: "Caddyshack."

Favorite book (other than the Bible): "The Warmth of Other Suns." — Isabel Wilkerson

Favorite quote: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou