Dale Bye (from left), Paul Anger, Connie Bye and Vickie Anger in Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 2019. Bye and Anger were back-to-back APSE presidents.

The Associated Press Sports Editors celebrates its 50th year in 2023. To mark this milestone, a series of interviews with the organization’s past presidents will be unveiled throughout the year. 

Dale Bye was the APSE president in 1993-94 while he was sports editor at the Kansas City Star. He is interviewed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital sports editor Erik Hall. 

Bye was one of the people instrumental in crafting the APSE bylaws in the early 1980s, and he talks about the process of writing those and getting them approved unanimously. 

Bill Millsaps, the APSE president in 1979-80, recruited Bye to get involved with APSE while Bye was running the Charlotte Observer sports section. 

Bye reflects on the 1983 APSE Convention in Santa Monica, California, that included tours of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic venues. He remembers attending the 1998 APSE convention that celebrated the organization’s 25th year and convened past presidents. 

If you are a former APSE president and have yet to conduct or schedule an interview, reach out to Erik Hall at hallerik7@gmail.com.