“Wild Bill” Wood

“Wild Bill” Wood

Bio

bill1Bill Wood is an 11-time Emmy winning features reporter, most recently he was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy for his 365 Days to Say ‘I Do’ story.  His life as a storyteller started on his grandmother’s front porch in his hometown of Chesterfield, South Carolina.  Population 1,300.  Without Bill,  population 1,299.

Bill graduated with a master’s degree from Northwestern University and holds a Phi Beta Kappa key from the University of South Carolina.

From Texas to New Mexico to Florida to Food Network, Bill has told stories, hosted shows, even been a weathercaster.

When he’s not on the TV screen, Bill has been in a few big screen movies and in more than a few college classrooms teaching journalism, public speaking and English.

When friends come to visit New Orleans, the first place I take them is … my place, which looks old but has a sparkling new view of NOLA.

On Friday & Saturday nights you’ll find me … recuperating from yoga, probably on the couch.

I’m known around the newsroom for … my wild and crazy stories.

My greatest TV moment was … an interview with Bill and Hillary Clinton the night before his first election.

A TV moment I’d like to forget is … getting hit…with a rock….on the head…..at a rock concert…..on live TV.

The most important lesson I’ve learned through my work as a journalist is … everybody really does have a story.

If I had the time I’d like to … take a nap.

ROMP! With Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans
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