Michael Overall

Michael Overall

Years in media: 22

Why I got into this business: I used to sit on my father’s knee while he read the newspaper. And I remember thinking, even as a very small boy, that reporters must have the most exciting jobs in the world. And I was right. They do.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: For the same reason it is important to turn on a light when you walk into a dark, unfamiliar room.

What three words describe you: Journalist. Reporter. Writer.

What issue fires you up: Historic preservation.

Who is a Tulsan you admire: Blessed Stanley Rother.

What is your favorite local hangout: The patio at Café Ole.

Favorite movie: “North by Northwest.”

Favorite book: “What’s Wrong with the World” by G.K. Chesterton

Favorite quote: “Journalism largely consists in saying ‘Lord Jones is dead’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” ― G.K. Chesterton