Bill Barnhart

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Bill Barnhart
Occupation Journalist
Employer Forward Magazine
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Twitter @BarnhartWrites
LinkedIn Profile

Bill Barnhart is a journalist and author. He is currently contributing editor at "Forward" magazine published by Metals Service Center Institute. Additionally, he recently published a book title "John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life," co-written by Gene Sclickman.

Prior to 2008, he was a business writer and editor with the Chicago Tribune. [1]. In March 2008 he accepted a buyout from the paper.[2]


Barnhart was with the Chicago Tribune for 26 years. He began his career in journalism in 1970 as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago wire service. Later he covered state and local politics in Springfield and the Chicago suburbs. In addition to the Tribune, he worked as a business writer for the former Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times.

He is a former president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.[3]


Barnhart holds master's degrees in business administration and teaching from the University of Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree in English literature from Knox College in Galesburg in 1968. [4]


  1. William Barnhart. Nightly Business Report.
  2. Markets columnist Barnhart among Tribune staff taking buyouts. Crain's Chicago Business.
  3. 2001 News: SABEW Members chose 2001 officers, board members. Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
  4. About Bill Barnhart. Chicago Tribune.