Bill Millsaps shares stories from his career as a sports writer and editor at the RTD Presents Speaker Series for sports on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016.

April 11, 2020

Former Richmond Times-Dispatch sports editor Bill Millsaps died last night, according to the Times-Dispatch. He was 77.

Millsaps was a former APSE president and the 2011 Red Smith Award winner.

The Times-Dispatch has posted Millsaps’ obituary on its website (Click here to read). Editor Mike Svetitz has asked that any APSE members that have stories about spending time with Millsaps please contact him at

Millsaps spent 39 years at the Richmond Times-Dispatch working his way up from sports reporter, where he started in 1966, to sports editor in 1977, to executive editor in 1994.

When he retired in 2005, Millsaps left a track record that would be hard to match – 11 time Virginia Sports Writer of the Year, a member of the Virginia Communications, USBWA and Virginia Sports Halls of Fame and under his guidance, the Times-Dispatch won the Virginia Press Association’s highest honor for public service and journalistic integrity four times.