MIKE McCORMICK (1948- ) began work in 1967 with the Shawnee News-Star, becoming city editor in 1977, managing editor in 1991 and executive editor In 1998. He is a news hound, dedicated to covering breaking news. His award-winning editorials often prod politicians. He’s been immersed in community service, especially Oklahoma’s wildlife organizations. He served on the board of St. Gregory’s University and on many state and local organizations, including as president of the Oklahoma Press/Oklahoma News Executives and on committees with The Oklahoma Press Association. He attended St. Gregory’s College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and OU; he also served in the U.S. Army Reserve.