Years in media: 48
Why I got into this business: My step-father had been a newspaperman, and we read the newspaper every day. I was an avid sports fan. I thought it might be fun to be a sportswriter, and it was.
In one sentence, why is journalism important: Journalism, especially through newspapers, is a critical pathway to an informed public.
What three words describe you: Fair, laid-back, grateful
What issue fires you up: Politicians who spend all of their time doing everything except legislating for the common good.
Who is a Tulsan you admire: The late Wayman Tisdale
What is your favorite local hangout: Cellar Dweller
Favorite movie: "It Happened One Night"
Favorite book: "Semi-Tough"
Favorite quote: "The food was terrible, and there wasn't enough of it." — Anonymous caller to the Tulsa World