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Billy Watson

newspaper , publishing executive

Billy Watson, American Publishing executive, newspaper. Avocations: swimming, running, fishing, bluegrass music M C.

Background

Watson, Billy was born on September 7, 1938 in Pitts, Georgia, United States.

Education

Degree in Journalism, University Georgia, 1960. Postgraduate, Georgia State University.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Avocations: swimming, running, fishing, bluegrass music M C.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, running, fishing, bluegrass music.

Connections

Married Helen Turk; children: Kevin, Kim Holland.

spouse:
Helen Turk

children:
Kevin Watson

Kim Holland Watson