Years in media: 20

Why I got into this business: I could always play sports. It was cool to discover I could write about them even better.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: It is a gateway to justice and enlightenment.

What three words describe you: Dedicated, competitive, meticulous

What issue fires you up: Tolerance, something we are in dangerously short supply of currently

Who is a Tulsan you admire: Our public schools teachers

What is your favorite local hangout: Anyplace downtown I can get a cold beer and a seat outside, preferably with a view of the skyline

Favorite movie: "Bonnie and Clyde"

Favorite book: "The Catcher in the Rye"

Favorite quote: "Let me help." From the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever"