Bobby Ross Jr.
A former religion editor for The Oklahoman and religion writer for The Associated Press, Ross serves as chief correspondent for The Christian Chronicle. He was honored as the Religion News Association's 2013 Magazine Reporter of the Year.
Ross got his first newspaper byline as a 16-year-old Texas high school sophomore in 1984.
In the 35 years since, he has produced thousands of news stories, trend pieces, features and columns. In the multimedia age, he also tweets, blogs and shoots photos and videos. He joined GetReligion's team of contributors in March 2010.
A 1990 journalism graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Ross lives in the Oklahoma City area with his wife, Tamie. Their family includes two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and an absolutely perfect grandson.
Follow Ross on Twitter: @bobbyross