Billy Watson Edit Profile
Degree in Journalism, University Georgia, 1960. Postgraduate, Georgia State University.
With, Cordele Dispatch, Wilcox County Chronicle, 1960-1961;
with, Macon Telegraph, 1963, 67-78;
bureau chief Atlanta, Macon Telegraph, 1963-1967;
executive editor, Telegraph and News, 1978-1983;
general manager, Telegraph and News, 1983-1987;
president, public, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, since 1987. Visiting instructor journalism Mercer U. Member journalism board U. Georgia.
President Georgia Associated Press, chairman News Council Associated Press.
Founding chairman Columbus Literate Community Program, Inc. Past chairman Georgia Council Adult Literacy. Board directors UPtown Columbus, Columbus Technology Institute, Creek Indian Memorial Association With United States Army.
Member Georgia Press Association (former president), University Georgia Journalism Alumni Association (former president), Columbus Rotary Club, Columbus Country Club, Chattahoochee River Club, Columbus Chamber of Chamber (board directors).
Married Helen Turk; children: Kevin, Kim Holland.