NOLAN CLAY (1959- ) joined The Oklahoman in 1985, distinguishing himself as an investigative reporter with more than 100 state, regional and national awards for excellence. His work on the Oklahoma City bombing involved covering both trials in Denver in 1997, McVeigh’s execution in 2001 and co-conspirator Nichols’ state trial in 2004. He’s a consultant for the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Other stories have exposed corruption by state officials and a governor’s campaign. In 2015, he broke the story on the state Corrections Department using the wrong drug in an execution. He worked at the Sulphur Times-Democrat in the summers of 1981 and 1982 and the Tulsa Tribune in 1984. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 with a bachelor’s and from the University of Missouri in 1983 with a master’s degree, both in journalism.