The oldest member of the Pittsburgh multimedia family that includes his TV sports brothers John of KDKA-TV and Paul of the Pittsburgh Penguins and rock guitarist Dan of Kingdom Come, Bill was an editor and writer/reporter for the Los Angeles Times in the 1980s, the Post-Gazette in the 1990s and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the 2000s. His interviews and libertarian op-ed columns were nationally syndicated for about five years, and he worked briefly for CBS-TV in Hollywood in the late 1970s. His free-lance articles and commentaries have appeared in most of the major newspapers in the USA and in magazines like Reason. The former Pittsburgh Press paper boy retired from the daily newspaper business in March 2009, hoping to spend the last third of his life writing books. “Dogging Steinbeck” is his first book.