William (Bill) Hawkins

Publisher and Executive Editor

Bill Hawkins came to The Post and Courier as executive editor in 2005, from Durham, North Carolina, where he spent 17 years as executive editor and vice president of The Herald-Sun. He was named publisher of The Post and Courier in 2009 and in that capacity is also responsible for advertising, circulation and the Web.

Hawkins is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a Bronze Star as an intelligence officer with the 11th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam.

[SC-E 0101] - Epiphany XLIII: Bill Hawkins, editor & publisher, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. (2:59)

The power and purpose of journalism became evident to Bill Hawkins when he was reporting for his high school newspaper, and those lessons have been reiterated many times during his journalism career.