Wild Bill Wood is a 23-time Emmy-winning feature reporter.
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. He holds a Phi Beta Kappa key from the University of South Carolina.
From Texas to New Mexico to Florida to the Food Network, Bill has told stories, hosted shows and has even been a weathercaster.
When he’s not on the television 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 he takes them is to his home, which he says looks old but has a sparkling view of the city.
On Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll find Bill recuperating from yoga, probably on the couch.
He’s known around the newsroom for his wild and crazy stories.
His greatest television moment was an interview with Bill and Hillary Clinton the night before his first election.
A television moment he’d like to forget is getting hit with a rock on his head at a rock concert on live television.
The most important lesson he’s learned through his work as a journalist is that everybody really does have a story.