Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist based out of Loveland, Ohio, where he lives with his two teenage daughters, a dog and three cats. He is also the author of this blog, The TV Professor.
Mostly, Williams spends his time writing personal finance and business articles. And for some reason decided to write this biographical information in the third person.
The "The TV Professor" Origin Story
OK, it isn't much of a story.
One day, Williams said to himself, “I should write a blog about television.”
He dubbed the blog, The TV Professor, though Williams is quick to say that he is not a professor. He thought the name was appealing but admits that the blog should probably be called, “TV is a Professor,” since that’s really what this website is all about – what we can actually learn from watching television reruns.
More about “The Professor”
The decision to start a blog about mostly classic TV wasn’t entirely out of left field. Williams studied screenwriting in college and got his start in journalism working in Los Angeles and doing entertainment reporting, spending several years in the mid-1990s as an associate editor at BOP, a teen entertainment magazine, and freelancing for publications, including Entertainment Weekly.
Williams later moved to Ohio, the state where he was born and raised.
Back in Ohio, Williams worked for several years as a part-time features reporter at The Cincinnati Post and continued freelancing. His articles have been featured in a wide variety of publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur magazine, Life magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Washington Post and CNNMoney.com.
Williams is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever (Pegasus Books) and C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America (Rodale). He hopes to, one of these days, write a third book with another insanely long title.
But in between his other projects, Williams is going to be writing The TV Professor. If you look around and like what you see, or just want to take pity on the guy and pretend you like what you see, and especially if you want to be alerted whenever there’s a new post, feel free to sign up for his “TV Professor” newsletter.
Or, hey, you can "like" The TV Professor on Facebook and stay up to date on posts that way.
Or you can hope that the next time you walk outside your home, you'll be hit by a bus, wind up with amnesia and forget you ever heard about The TV Professor... well, that turned dark and weird fast.