Bill RappleyeNBC 10 News Political Reporter

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Whether describing a blizzard from the side of a highway, or pressing a politician for answers at the State House, Bill has established himself as a reporter Southern New Englanders rely upon to get their news straight and unfiltered.

He’s been shut down at news conferences and denied access to elected officials he has offended, but it has never prevented him from uncovering the information voters want.

Bill first began working in the Providence market in 1984. He spent 10 years away, working for television stations in Boston and New York, before returning to the Ocean State and NBC 10 in 2002.

He is the son of a reporter, and both of his brothers are also in the business. Charles, an award-winning author of books, including “Sons of Providence”, and Tim who covers hockey for numerous television and print outlets.

Bill grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and cut his teeth in news at cable television in Fall River. He’s been recognized with numerous Associated Press awards, a national award from the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors, and a regional Emmy.

His biggest satisfaction remains breaking news stories that otherwise would be secret.