Bill Kirby lives in Martinez with his wife Carla, his 17-year-old son Charles, and their dog, Lil' Bow Wow ("Buddy").
He teaches a high school Sunday school class at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.
He has held a number of Chronicle newsroom positions, writes a three-times-a-week column, and a frequent Web blog -- Our Town -- about area history.
From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times.
Over a 35-year newspaper career he has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards for reporting, editing, column writing, editorial writing, sports writing, business writing, investigative reporting, layout and design.