Bachelor in Journalism, University Oklahoma, 1992.
General assignment reporter, copy editor, Oklahoma Daily, Norman, 1991-1992; business reporter securities and exchange commission, States News Svc., Washington, 1992; Capitol Hill correspondent, Tax Notes Magazine, Washington, 1993-1994; Capitol Hill correspondent, The Bond Buyer, 1994-1995; Capitol Hill correspondent, Congressional Quarterly, Washington, since 1995. Special correspondent to the Democratic National Convention, Shawnee (Oklahoma) News-Star, 1992.
Volunteer American Red Cross, Tulsa, 1986-1992, swimming instructor, lifeguard trainer, 1986-1992. President Women's Student Association, Norman, 1991-1992. Active Eastern MarketPreservation and Development Corporation, Washington, since 1993.
Member National Press Club (governor, Board of Governors since 1996).