- Full Name
- Bill Burt
Eagle-Tribune Executive Sports Editor Bill Burt has been synonymous with the local and Boston sports scene for the past 25 years.
A graduate Quincy High (’79) and Merrimack College (’83), Bill began working at The Eagle-Tribune three months after graduating from Merrimack, which is a stone’s throw away from the paper’s main office.
While working his way up the ladder | his first full-time job was covering the city of Lawrence at night, before joining the sports department as a writer, columnist and later sports editor | Bill has traveled near and far finding stories for The Eagle-Tribune.
Along the way, he covered two of Marvin Hagler’s fights in Las Vegas in the mid-1980s, the Andover Little League World Series team of 1988, and the last four of the Patriots’ Super Bowl trips, beginning in 1996 in New Orleans.
Last year, Bill, a self-professed “frustrated athlete,” won an award for his in-depth story on trying out for the Arena Football League team in Manchester, N.H. He, of course, didn’t make the team.
Bill has had a long association with several local charities including Lazarus House and The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.