Bill King is an Athens native and a graduate of the University of Georgia. A lifelong Bulldogs fan, he sold programs at Sanford Stadium as a teen and has been a football season ticket holder since leaving school. His favorite Dawgs include Fran Tarkenton, Lynn Hughes, Andy Johnson (an Athens High School classmate), Herschel Walker (of course), Hines Ward, David Greene and Mohamed Massaquoi. His favorite coach (to date): Vince Dooley. He has worked at the AJC since college and spent 10 years as the Constitution’s rock music critic before moving into copy editing on the old afternoon Journal. In addition to blogging, he’s now a story editor. He’s married to Leslie, another UGA grad, and has two kids, Bill (who has two degrees from UGA) and Olivia, now a student at UGA. He’s the AJC’s resident Beatles expert and also enjoys “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Mad Men,” “Sherlock,” Al Green, Coldplay (and British rock in general, past and present), R.E.M., Kate Winslet and Dave Letterman.
You can find out more by reading the very first Junkyard Blawg from Aug. 29, 2005.