Q13 News anchor Bill Wixey is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has anchored and reported in Seattle since 1998.

Bill grew up in the Seattle area. He is a graduate of Lake Washington High School in Kirkland and the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University.

Bill has covered major news events all over the world. He reported from South Asia shortly after the 2005 Tsunami. He also reported from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, as well as the Olympic Games in Beijing, Vancouver and London.

Bill has won two Emmy awards for his anchoring and reporting. In 2003, Bill won an Emmy for his outstanding work as an anchor. He also won an Emmy in 2010 for “Bill’s Journey”, which documented his successful battle over Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Bill was voted Western Washington Man of the Year in the “Best of Western Washington” contest in 2009. Bill received accolades for his 2005 “Mission of Hope” documentary, in which he traveled to Sri Lanka shortly after the devastating tsunami to document the recovery efforts.

Before coming to Q13 FOX, Bill was a principal anchor at Fox Sports Net, where he covered the Mariners during their amazing 116-win season of 2001. Prior to that, Bill worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KIRO-TV in Seattle. Bill covered two Super Bowls with the Packers while working in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He covered two Final Fours with the Arkansas Razorbacks during his time in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He launched his broadcasting career in Great Falls, Montana in 1991.

Bill is happy to donate time to worthy charity causes in the community. He is involved in charity ventures with the Ronald McDonald House, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Hospital, Junior Achievement and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

In his spare time, Bill is usually playing hockey, golfing, reading, running, watching movies, or spending time with his kids. Bill lives in his hometown of Kirkland, Washington.

Recent Articles
  • From ‘glue pot to hot spot’: The Renaissance of the City of Kent

    KENT, Wash. – Back in the 1920s, the city of Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World. It was largely a farming and industrial community, that made good use of its proximity to the rail line, transporting goods through the Kent Rail Station. Nearly a century later, those railroad tracks are playing a huge role in transforming the city into a new era. Borden Chemical owned the land adjacent the railroad tracks for over 40 years, but […]

  • ‘And in the Corner: Cassius Clay’ coming to Seattle Children’s Theatre

    The Seattle Children’s Theatre is doing “And in the Corner:  Cassius Clay” about the childhood of Muhammad Ali.  Actor André G. Brown, who plays Cassius Clay, sits down with Bill Wixey. 

  • New turf at Memorial Stadium helps the community

    EVERETT – Everett’s Memorial Stadium is the home of the Everett AquaSox, it is also the home of Everett High School’s baseball team, and several others. Dozens of games and practices happen at the baseball field, and after many years of use, the grass field became chewed up. And with so many springtime games, drainage became a huge issue. “Everett High School didn’t play a single home game,” says Danny Tetzlaff, General Manager of the Everett AquaSox. “It just didn’t […]

  • Everett Silvertips lure in players from all over region

    EVERETT – Hockey sticks in hand, dozens of young athletes laced up their tennis shoes and hit the floor of the rink– which is usually covered in ice– at Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena. The Everett Silvertips hosted this street hockey tournament, which lured players from all over the region. “Boys and girls are here playing, and this is what we are trying to focus on: put a stick in people’s hands and elevate the sport,” says Zoran Rajcic, […]

  • Check out these renderings of the new arena at Seattle Center

    Take a first look at some newly-released drawings of the new $650 million arena  at Seattle Center. Construction is set to begin in October.

  • How Bremerton supports thousands of military families

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Bremerton is a Navy town. Always has been. One wouldn’t exist without the other. So, the city and Navy work closely together. “Seventy-five percent of my 35,000 employees live in this community around us,” said Naval Base Kitsap Commander Captain Alan Schrader. “We are Bremerton as much as Bremerton is the Navy. We are made up of the community that’s around us and we are very active in supporting this community.” As Bremerton’s most vital economic driver, […]

  • How did Bremerton get its name?

    BREMERTON, Wash. — The city of Bremerton was named after a guy named William Bremer. Bremer lived in Seattle, but bought up a bunch of waterfront property in what would become Bremerton. In 1891, he sold 190 acres to the navy for $9,500 bucks. Not a bad deal. What the Navy probably didn’t tell Bremer, is that they had been scouting out that spot for a Navy base long before that. “That actually dates back to the 1870s, “said Megan […]

  • Season-ticket drive starts Thursday: Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

    SEATTLE — Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been hosting hockey games for a quarter-century. Now he wants to do it on a much bigger scale. The filmmaker of “Flashdance,” ”Beverly Hills Cop” and “Top Gun” fame joined his partners — billionaire David Bonderman and Oak View Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke — on Wednesday in discussing for the first time publicly why they’re trying to bring a professional hockey team to Seattle. One answer, they said, is that the city […]

  • Rainiers and new Sounders minor league team playing import role in Tacoma renaissance

    Check out Cheney Stadium, for instance. The home of the Tacoma Rainiers recently underwent a $30 million renovation, transforming the 50-year old baseball stadium into a diamond gem.

  • The Tacoma Dome’s renovation is coming soon: ‘She need some TLC, and she’s going to get it’

    TACOMA, Wash. – In April 1983, David Bowie performed the first show ever at the Tacoma Dome. And now – almost 35 years and thousands of events later – the old dome is getting a much-needed makeover. “In building years or dog years, that’s like 180 years old,” said Kim Bedier, the Tacoma Dome’s director of venues and events. “But she’s well into her 30s and much deserving of a face-lift, we’re excited that the city of Tacoma is committed to making […]

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