Bill Burr is a familiar face to FOX 24 viewers. Long before he became evening anchor of Fox 24 News at 6:30pm and 10pm, he anchored the weekend newscasts at WCSC-TV and FOX 24 when he first arrived in Charleston in 2004. After contributing stories to the weekday broadcasts, Bill helped launch FOX 24 Morning News at 7 in 2007.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bill graduated from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. That’s where his career started. He was news director of the college’s radio station, then became an overnight disc jockey at WKWK-FM in Wheeling, West Virginia. But Bill’s real passion was news. His radio experience led him to reporting and anchoring positions in Steubenville, OH, Florence and Myrtle Beach, SC, Austin, TX, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, then Charleston. Bill has covered national stories where he filed live reports for CNN. He’s been recognized with awards from RTDNA of the Carolinas, Associated Press, South Carolina Broadcasters Association, and the South Carolina Medical Association.
He and his colleagues were honored with a regional Emmy nomination for coverage of Hurricane Matthew in 2015. Bill and his beloved cat, Cookie, live in West Ashley. Outside of the newsroom, Bill works on his prized Buick Riviera, volunteers as an usher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and watches his Pittsburgh sports teams. When he isn’t at the gym, he spends time with family and friends sampling Charleston’s growing craft beer scene. Bill is proud to make the Lowcountry his home.