Bill Hormann is our 5-Time Emmy award winning Weekend Anchor/Reporter covering the local political and government beats. He came to 13abc in December, 2003 after a two year stint as the Main Anchor at cross-town rival WTOL.
Since he's been in Toledo, Bill has won 24 national, regional, state and local journalism awards. Among Bill's honors are Emmys for "Best Anchor" and "Best Newscast," a National Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in political coverage and a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for political coverage. During his career, Bill has earned more than 30 awards for stations in Kansas, Maryland, Ohio and Washington, DC.
"When I was a kid, I used to watch a weatherman in Baltimore who made television look like fun. I also used to stay up until 2am watching Tom Snyder on the old "Tomorrow" show on NBC in the mid 1970s. He made television look interesting. His interviews of off-beat, important and fascinating guests inspired me to become a reporter. I also wanted to be a play-by-play announcer for the Orioles.
"Eventually, I worked as a weatherman in Washington, DC (it WAS fun) and hosted a political talk show on a cable network seen across the nation, like Tom Snyder (and it was VERY interesting). For a time, I was even a sports anchor for one of my stations until they could hire someone with real skills, so in a way, I've done everything I wanted to do in media.
"My wife Peverley and I now have two beautiful twin boys, Ryan and Connor. Both were born May 30th, 2012 and keep us happily busy and constantly amused. We also have five cats (Wink, Muddy and Winnie are strays; Grace and Maggie are adopted). For six years, I was a member of the board of directors for a terrific animal adoption/spay/neuter group called Planned Pethood and Peverley and I support a great free-roam, no-kill cat shelter in Defiance, OH called Friends of Felines(check out their 24/7 webcam).
"I've been involved with the Rotary Club of Sylvania, tutored with Ohio Reads and volunteered with the Exchange Club. I am also a member of the Toledo chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
"I'm a proud Maryland Terrapin (Fear the Turtle) and a Baltimore Ravens fan. My favorite spot in the world is Assateague Island on Maryland's eastern shore with its Piping Plovers, Horseshoe Crabs and Wild Ponies."