Michael Dekker

Michael Dekker 

Years in media: 30

Why I got into this business: Photography, then writing

In one sentence, why is journalism important: An informed person makes better decisions than one who is ignorant.

What three words describe you: Good-natured, competitive, passionate

What issue fires you up: Science, music, sports, geography, weather

Who is a Tulsan you admire: The thousands who volunteer to help others in need

What is your favorite local hangout: Any Aldi grocery store

Favorite movie: "Stand By Me"

Favorite book: "Lord of the Rings" trilogy

Favorite quote: "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." — John F. Kennedy