Years in media: 35 (37 if my college newspaper years are included)
Why I got into this business: I wanted a career where I would be involved in sports and I knew at an early age my best route would not be playing them, but reporting about them.
In one sentence, why is journalism important: To inform and help readers.
What three words describe you: Honest, loyal, inquisitive
What issue fires you up: The Dallas Cowboys’ two decades of mediocrity
Who is a Tulsan you admire: Steve Largent
What is your favorite local hangout: ONEOK Field
Favorite movie: “The Godfather” trilogy
Favorite book: After the Bible, it is “11/22/63” by Stephen King
Favorite quote: “Showing up is half the battle,” – Others have said those words, but I had not heard them until Scott Cherry gave me that advice when I was hired by The Tulsa Tribune in 1983. It was my first job after graduating from the University of Tulsa and Scott was the assistant sports editor. I have tried to pass that on whenever young journalists ask me for advice.