Bill Dean

Gainesville Sun entertainment editor. Before being plugged into Gainesville’s arts and entertainment scene, Sun Entertainment Editor Bill Dean plugged into the equivalent of a Marshall half-stack in a quest for reinvention as Billy Van Halen. That was before he began writing about arts and entertainment at newspapers in Greenville, S.C., and in Lakeland, Fla., before coming to Gainesville in 2006. His multiple journalism awards include three New York Times Chairman Awards and the Henry Grady Award for Mid-Career Achievement from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism.