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Years in media: 30

Why I got into this business: It takes a lot to get me excited, but being in the middle of covering the news, sports and entertainment is exhilarating.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: Journalism creates an informed population, a population that can react better to situations in their own lives.

What three words describe you: Friendly, thirsty, visual

What issue fires you up: Great concerts, bad policies and uniformed people

Who is a Tulsan you admire: George Kaiser

What is your favorite local hangout: A brewery

Favorite movie: "The Bourne Identity"

Favorite book: "Watchers," by Dean Koontz

Favorite quote: “A lack of planning on your part doesn’t constitute an emergency on mine.”