Bill Kirby lives in Martinez with his wife Carla and their two little white dogs. Their son Charles, 19, is a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
He has held a number of Chronicle newsroom positions, writes a three-times-a-week column.
From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times.
Over a 40-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.