RANDY KREHBIEL (1956- ), a native of Hinton, began his journalism career interning at the Oklahoma City Times before earning a journalism degree at OSU in 1978. After a year at the Marion Chronicle-Tribune, he joined the Tulsa World’s sports staff, covering everything from college football to boxing. In 1993 he joined the news staff, covering higher education. He’s known as a consummate reporter, and for his research and analysis in helping readers understand difficult issues in Oklahoma politics, elections and state and federal politicians. His historic coverage of the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and resulting John Hope Franklin Commission was praised by the Oklahoma Eagle, the historic black newspaper. He currently covers government and politics for the World.