Bill was born and raised in New York City, on the Upper East Side, in the jazzy, fizzy 1950s. His parents took a laissez-faire view of child-rearing, and gave Bill complete freedom to explore the world on his own. Thus, at 10-years-old, Bill was riding subways and cabs, sneaking into clubs, soaking up New York's last golden age. When he had company, it was often his sister and her boss, Walter Winchell, who took him on their late-night rounds.

Fearing the city life was perhaps too enticing, Bill was sent away to boarding school when he was 12. Then on to the Lawrenceville School, then college at Wesleyan University, where he majored in English Lit.

Upon graduating, Bill lit out for Denver, where he opened a bar/restaurant, the Great Divide. But soon Bill was homesick. So he returned to the East Coast and took a position on the dean’s staff at Manhattanville College.

The travel bug bit in 1976, so Bill spent two years on a great adventure – roaming across Western Europe and Africa. After two years, suffering the lingering effects of malaria and malaise, he returned to the Colorado mountains, and another stint in the restaurant-bar business.

In 1983, Bill moved back to Denver and tried his hand at journalism. He caught on at the Rocky Mountain News, as nightlife columnist, then society columnist, then city columnist. In 1996 he was lured away by the Denver Post, where he was the paper’s featured City Columnist through 2011.

Bill has also been a fixture on Denver television for nearly 20 years.


Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville, NJ
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
BA English


Bill Husted