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 0401] - The Story of The Post and Courier (5:00)

Bill Hawkins, editor & publisher, The Post and Courier, says The Post and Courier traces its history from The Charleston Courier -- a Federalist newspaper, which began publishing in Charleston in 1803. Hawkins says the newspaper covered the first shelling on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, but he still wonders why it was a “second-page story.”