Bill Proctor

Reporter, Producer, Anchor

Bill Proctor

Bill Proctor is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning four decades in electronic media. His passion for the truth led Bill to found Proving Innocence, whose mission is to free the innocent in prison convicted of crimes they did not commit. Since November of 2016, he has produced insight into the issue of wrongful conviction in America on the information portal

A Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill spent more than four years as a police officer and assistant to the chief, Region 3, of the Federal Protective Service in Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Bill earned a degree in sociology and corrections with a minor in journalism in 1974.

A reporter, producer and news anchor, Bill has worked in five markets, including 33 years at WYXZ-7 in Detroit. For more than 19 years, Bill has also provided media training to business executives and other professionals across the country.

His newest endeavor is as president and CEO of Bill Proctor & Associates, a firm providing investigative and legal support services. Since retiring from WXYZ-7 in May 2013, Bill has received several honors and awards, including a 2010 Michigan Emmy for breaking news and a Michigan Bar Association Wade H. McCree Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism. The Michigan Chronicle named Bill one of its 2013 Men of Excellence. A resident of Oakland County, Bill and his wife, Miranda, have been married more than 30 years and have three children and four grandchildren.