Bill Conroy is an independent investigative journalist focused on the drug war; law-enforcement corruption; national-security issues as well as immigration, business and economic coverage.
Bill Conroy is an investigative journalist who has focused on the drug war; law-enforcement corruption; and national-security issues for the past 18 years, most of that time as a correspondent for an online nonprofit publication called Narco News. He is currently the managing editor of Seattle Business Magazine. Previously, he worked for two decades as the editor in chief of a business weekly in San Antonio, Texas, which is part of the national American City Business Journal chain.
Conroy has decades of reporting, writing, editing and newsroom management experience. He also has extensive experience working across multiple beats and content platforms — including daily, weekly, online, print, social media as well as experience on-air (radio and TV) and in overseeing photography, audio and video projects. These skills have been honed through his work as a business journalist and as an investigative reporter focused on both public- and private-sector story projects.
Conroy has worked as a journalist in five U.S. states over the past three decades and served for 20 years as the Editor-in-Chief of the San Antonio Business Journal — where he managed and coached a staff of as many as 11 journalists and a pool of more than a dozen freelance writers. His work for Narco News over the past 10 years has been pursued on his own time on a freelance basis.
In addition to his professional journalism experience, Conroy earned a Master of Arts degree in mass communications with a journalism emphasis from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., which he attended on a research scholarship.