Copy Editor

Bill Porter

Porter is an editor on the night copy desk, handling foreign and national, local, and business news. He also helps edit news updates for and, and occasionally writes features for the Metro and Sports pages.

Latest stories

The Breakers in Newport at center of character debate

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

The Preservation Society of Newport County wants to build a welcome center there, but opponents say it would detract from the historic character of the property.

Rising star in R.I. refuses to quit on film dream

By Bill Porter , Globe staff

Independent filmmaker Andrew Pilkington doesn’t use cerebral palsy as an excuse as he overcomes obstacles.

Guns of Gettysburg still echo in New England

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

New Englanders from farms, city streets, and college campuses were well represented during the Civil War’s bloodiest struggle.

Lou the ox is quietly euthanized at Vt. college

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

A small liberal arts college, whose decision to slaughter a beloved pair of oxen sparked worldwide outrage, euthanized one of the animals early Sunday morning.