Hi, I'm Bill Duhart, Your New Patch Editor
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Hi Gloucester Township! My name is Bill Duhart and I'm your new Patch editor.
I've always believed my career should be devoted to helping make people's lives better. I've used journalism as a vehicle to do that.
I believe democracy is threatened when people are not informed. I think that threat looms especially large now with old models of news delivery, especially newspapers, challenged by a population that largely gets its information from the Internet. I believe Patch can provide some answers to this challenge.
I've been the editor of Haddon Patch, in Haddonfield and Haddon Township, for the past two years. Prior to that, I worked in the South Jersey/Philadelphia media market for nearly two decades. I spent 15½ years at the Courier-Post as an Internet editor, general assignment and beat reporter, and college and high school sports writer. I've traveled and reported from nearly every community in the tri-county area and learned what makes them tick. Some awards and recognition I received while at the Courier-Post include: First-place team coverage from the New Jersey Press Association for "The Neulander Trail" in 2003; and for "The Deptford Mall Shooting" in 1997. Other awards include first-place team coverage of "September 11 Aftermath" in 2002 from the Philadelphia Press Association, and an individual first-place award for "The Life and Times of John Chaney" from the Garden State Association of Black Journalists in 1999.
Other career highlights include working as a tape editor for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the award-winning National Public Radio daily program; as a reporter and anchor for WCAU Radio; a television news writer for WTXF Fox Philadelphia; and a freelance video writer for the New Jersey Network.
Every job I've had in my career uniquely prepares me for this awesome opportunity to serve Gloucester Township with the best journalism and community forum in the Delaware Valley and perhaps the country. It is my honor to be your Local Editor and I'm humbled by the opportunity to serve you.