JIM MYERS (1947- ), a native of Tonkawa, worked for The Enid News & Eagle and Lawton Constitution before joining The Tulsa World in 1981. The veteran political and government reporter is known for his tenacity to get to the truth and the pursuit of fairness and accuracy. In 1984 was promoted to the World’s statehouse bureau and in 1990 named Washington correspondent. In 1992 he was a Paul Miller Fellow for the Freedom Forum and in 1995 a Knight Center Fellow at the University of Maryland. An Army veteran, he has three degrees from Oklahoma State University: bachelor’s in social studies and journalism and a masters in history.