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20777 West Ten Mile Road

Southfield, Michigan,48037

United States

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Jeremy Proctor Insurance Solutions Inc

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Investigator

Bill Proctor and Associates LLC


Bill Proctor & Associates Insurance Services Inc

Information Technology Manager

Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc

Anchor and Investigative Reporter



Proving Innocence



Harvard College

The Harvard Law School


sociology and corrections

University of Maryland

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Bill Proctor
Bill Proctor William N. (Bill) Proctor, founder of Proving Innocence, is an award-winning journalist, reporter, producer, and anchorperson whose career of nearly thirty-six years spans electronic media, radio, television, and documentaries. He currently holds the position of senior staff reporter for WXYZ-TV in Southfield, MI. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Bill received his degree in Sociology and Corrections with a minor in Journalism. He has been married to his wife Miranda for more than twenty years. They have three children and three grandchildren. In the mid-1990s, he produced a series of specials on the slaying of community-college student, Scott Macklem. Through his investigations, Bill became convinced that Frederick Freeman (Temujin Kensu), the man convicted of killing Macklem, was not guilty. His passion for redressing this injustice led Bill to found Proving Innocence in 2007. You may email Bill by clicking here. After connecting with Bill Proctor, he hasn't looked back. Bill and Kate have been married for 8 years and have 7 children, ages 16 to 30. You may e-mail Bill by clicking here. [cached]

Bill Proctor
Bill Proctor Bill Proctor joined WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in May 1980 and is now part of the Action News Investigative Team. [cached]

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Bill ProctorBill Proctor joined WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in May 1980 as a general assignment reporter.Currently in his 27th year with Channel 7, Proctor is the senior staff reporter for the Action News Team. Proctor was honored in 1999 with a Best Coverage Award for breaking news by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.Proctor is the recipient of many other awards including Outstanding Media Award in 1983 by Michigan's Crime Prevention Association, the Ed King Memorial Award and the Golden Quill Award in 1979.In October 1983, he served as reporter for Channel 7's Anonymous Witness crime prevention program, winner of the 1983 "Outstanding Media Award" from Michigan's Crime Prevention Association.A former police officer for the Federal Protective Service in Washington, D.C., Proctor highlighted two or three unsolved crimes during each program, which aired twice a week. A highlight of Proctor's career at WXYZ-TV was the coverage of the Alberta Easter hostage crisis at the Bungalow Motel in Inkster in July 1987.He was the first reporter to actually talk to Easter by phone during the standoff.Proctor secured a cease-fire where the police officers were being held. Prior to coming to Detroit, Proctor worked for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh where he served as weekend anchor.Previously, he was a weekend anchor at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri and at WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. Proctor is active in many local charities, including the Rainbow Connection for children with life-threatening illnesses, the Special Olympics, the Salvation Army, the March of Dimes, the Arthritis Foundation and the Catholic Social Services.In addition to his passion for these non-profit organizations, Proctor founded one of his own."Proving Innocence" is a group that is devoted to fighting for the freedom exoneration of the wrongfully convicted in prison. A native of Washington D.C., Proctor received a degree in sociology and corrections from the University of Maryland. A sports enthusiast, he enjoys racquetball, basketball, boxing, tennis and works out in his spare time.Proctor has three children and two grandchildren and resides in Oakland County with his wife Miranda. [cached]

Bill SpencerEach year, over 7,000 metro Detroiters make a "Call for Action" to WXYZ's consumer advocate and investigative reporter, Bill Spencer.According to Bill, "I have the best job, because I love people." Since joining Channel 7 in 1998, Bill Spencer and the other 45 members of the "Call for Action" team have recovered over $2,000,000 for WXYZ viewers.One of Bill's most memorable Channel 7 experiences was helping the Van Houtens, parents of sextuplets.Prior to joining WXYZ, Spencer worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix and as a crime beat reporter for WMUR-TV in New Hampshire.At WMUR, Spencer broke the Pamela Smart murder case.The story was the basis for the Nicole Kidman film "To Die For" on which he served as a special media consultant. When not working, Bill enjoys live jazz shows.The Fox Theater is one of his favorite venues.After a show, he loves to walk around downtown enjoying the city and all of its terrific restaurants.Bill enjoys the summer jazz series at Chene Park, and in his opinion, the new club Seldom Blues is going to be the next great jazz club in Detroit. Although it is not well known, Bill is also an incredibly serious tournament tennis player.He plays tennis five or six times a week, and currently is ranked 6th in Michigan. Spencer's award-winning journalism has been honored with six Emmys and several Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards. The most important aspect of Bill's journalism is forming a connection with viewers."I feel Michiganders are very good, sincere, and loving people," Bill says."It's wonderful to meet so many of them and be able to help if they are in a tight spot." Sometimes, viewers will stop Bill on the street and acknowledge that he always seems so excited about the stories he is doing."That's not an act," Bill explained.

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