William J. Liss reports from the 11Alive Help Desk, investigating and resolving consumer, community and city/county/state services issues and airing his reports on 11Alive evening newscasts.
In addition, Bill serves as 11Alive Business Editor, bringing the latest business and consumer news to viewers.
Bill joined WXIA in 1989 as part of the 11Alive Morning News team, airing a daily "Money Matters" report for more than 18 years.
An attorney and active member of the Bars of the State of New Jersey and the District of Columbia, he was also admitted to practice before the Federal and District Courts and the United States Supreme Court. Bill is an honorary member of the Atlanta Bar Association, and serves on the Task Force of the State Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
Active in the Atlanta civic community, Liss currently serves on the Board of the Atlanta Fire-Rescue Foundation and has served on the Boards of the Northside Hospital Foundation; Inroads Atlanta, and the Emory University Board of Visitors. He also has served on the boards of Literacy Action and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University. In addition, he also has been a guest lecturer at the Emory University Graduate School of Business, and the Clark Atlanta Business School. Liss is also a media counsel for the non-profit worldwide Explorers Club.
Since joining WXIA, Bill has received numerous Emmy Awards and was on the 11Alive News Team that won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. He is the recipient of the Silver Circle Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and was recently named the 2012 Broadcaster of the Year by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
Bill serves as a volunteer attorney with the Georgia Justice Project, assisting clients with criminal record restriction and other significant legal matters.
Bill is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and is active with programs with the Veterans Administration and the USO in Atlanta.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University.
Bill and his wife Debbie have two children.