William “Bill” Nichols

managing editor, Politico.com
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William “Bill” Nichols is managing editor of Politico.com. and the Politico. He joined the new venture as deputy managing editor and editor for special projects, but moved up quickly to managing editor. A veteran political reporter, Nichols worked at USA Today for 23 years, covering the White House during the Clinton administration years of 1993 to 1999, and serving as State Department correspondent from 1999 to 2005. Stories Nichols covered included the Valdez oil spill in 1989, the trial of former Washington mayor Marion Barry in 1990, the trial of televangelist Jim Bakker in 1989 and the Senate and gubernatorial campaigns of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in 1990 and 1991. He began his career at the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, and was on the staff when the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1983. He is a graduate of the Indian University.

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