Bill Dwyre was sports editor of The Times for 25 years until he stepped down in May '06 to write a twice-weekly column.
Dwyre, 62, was named National Editor of the Year in 1985 by the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for his direction of his paper's 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic coverage. He won the Red Smith Award from the Associated Press Sports Editors in 1996 for service to sports journalism. Other awards include the Subiaco Arkansas Academy's Literary Award of Merit, Powerade Sports Story of the Year from the National Assn. of Sportscasters and Sportswriters, Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year in 1980; National Headliner Award in 1985 and Los Angeles Times Award for Sustained Excellence, also in 1985.
Dwyre is a past president of the APSE, a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Notre Dame's John Galivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, and a member of the board of directors of Casa Colina Hospitals for Rehabilitation in Pomona.
Dwyre is a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, in Communication Arts. He worked on the sports staff of the Des Moines Register, 1966-'68, and the Milwaukee Journal, 1968-'81. He was sports editor of the Journal from 1975-'81, before moving to The Times.
He is a native of Sheboygan, Wis., is married, to the former Jill Jarvis, has two grown children, Amy and Patrick, and lives in San Dimas.