J.E. McReynolds is Opinion editor at The Oklahoman and has worked for the newspaper’s Opinion section since 1995. He joined The Oklahoman as business editor in 1985 and was previously managing editor of The Journal Record. A native Oklahoman, McReynolds is a 1975 graduate of Oklahoma State University and the recipient of numerous state and regional awards for newswriting, feature writing and commentary, including the Otis Sullivant Award for Outstanding Political Writing by a Young Journalist. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and lives in Edmond with his wife Mary, a novelist.