William Joy is a general assignment reporter at WFAA in Dallas, TX. William works from the WFAA Fort Worth bureau and specializes in covering Tarrant County.
1) Who are you? I joined WFAA in January of 2020 after two years working for KMBC, the ABC station in Kansas City, MO. Before Kansas City, I worked for WAVE 3 News in Louisville and at Live 5 News in Charleston, SC. I’ve covered everything from the Kentucky Derby and The Masters to the passing of Muhammad Ali, devastating tornadoes across Kansas and Missouri and the Emanuel AME massacre. I’ve been fortunate enough to win both an AP award and two Emmy awards for my work.
I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO. I’m proud to have been born and raised in Nashville, TN where my parents still live. I have one sister who lives in Colorado and works as a ski instructor.
I’m excited about living and working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and look forward to getting to know and share the stories of many people here.
2) What are your interests? I was raised in a sports-loving household and played just about everything growing up, and I continue to be a huge sports fan who loves football and soccer above all else. I fell in love with soul food growing up in Nashville, so I enjoy cooking only slightly less than finding and experiencing new restaurants and bars. I like to work out and binge on TV shows when I can find the time and travel when I can find the spare change.
3) What do you like about working at WFAA? I feel privileged that I’ve gotten to live in and experience so many parts of the US and I’m excited to get to make North Texas my new home. WFAA is filled with incredible journalists and storyteller who are passionate about what they do and the people they serve. I’m looking forward to working alongside so many talented people to deliver the emotional and important stories of the day.
4) What's one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I just recently got my drone pilot license, which takes more studying and work than you may think. I’m also a huge bourbon fan, and, while in Kentucky, I got a chance to visit just about every major bourbon distillery and a few small ones. I do not recommend pairing bourbon and flying drones!