Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.

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Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:28:18 PM CST RT @YusufCatStevens: Backstage @FallonTonight @jimmyfallon LINK
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:27:44 PM CST #reportertips At least once a day, every day, dance.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:22:34 PM CST #reportertips Favorite personal motto from my newspaper career: No one ever accused me of being nice.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:19:33 PM CST 29 years today same workplace. Shows I'm either extremely loyal or extremely crazy. Haven't decided which. Possibly both.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:14:27 PM CST #reportertips AP says "over" is now acceptable for "more than." I say, "Only in a quote."
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:12:53 PM CST #reportertips Keep track of how story does online so when editor balks at followup, you say, "Yeah, but, last time, it got 20,000 hits."
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:09:55 PM CST #reportertips Never get too excited about how many "hits" your story gets online -- until it passes the seating capacity of an NBA arena.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:07:12 PM CST #reportertips. People upset that you found out something may confront you and try to guess your source. Learn to have a poker face.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:05:37 PM CST #reportertips Even if you are a cop or "breaking news" reporter, keep tie handy. No telling when you'll be sent to politician's speech.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:03:15 PM CST #reportertips If company car is dirty, clean it. Don't show up somewhere for an interview looking like a slob.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:02:02 PM CST #reportertips If the company car is low on gas, put some in. Don't leave it for the next reporter who might be rushing to an assignment.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:00:41 PM CST #reportertips My best advice to other reporters who have justly clobbered someone with a story: Keep your foot on the throat and press down.
Nolan Clay Tue, Apr. 08 2014 11:58:24 AM CST #reportertips If every open records request comes in at same time, don't be overwhelmed. Take them one at a time.
Nolan Clay Wed, Mar. 26 2014 01:54:52 PM CST RT @haileybranson: Mudslide buried the love of his life, sitting beside him as he read the paper LINK #530slide @marialag…
Nolan Clay Wed, Mar. 26 2014 01:49:13 PM CST RT @OKmattcarney: Lemme tell ya it never gets old going to @BackDoorBBQ and shouting ANOTHER RACK OF RIBS FREDDY in my best Frank Underwood…
Nolan Clay Wed, Mar. 26 2014 01:48:21 PM CST @IsThatMyMom Yes. Second grade. Don`t remember much about it.
Nolan Clay Mon, Mar. 17 2014 12:39:59 PM CST #reportertips ALWAYS call your source the day a scoop runs to say, "Thank you." Be sincere, not perfunctory. Good way to get more scoops.
Nolan Clay Mon, Mar. 17 2014 12:35:05 PM CST RT @Adam_WK: Drunk girl that hit me told the cops: "That bitch wasn't driving fast enough." Sweet.
Nolan Clay Mon, Mar. 03 2014 09:45:16 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: My phone won't stop ringing. Apparently Oklahoma City is having an election tomorrow. These guys are spending a lot of mo…
Nolan Clay Mon, Mar. 03 2014 09:45:05 PM CST RT @RobBrower: In retrospect, having an "Eees Okay" counter in the bottom corner of the screen really would've added to this season. #Bache…