RIP, Billy Bonds
Ode to the best bad-ass newsman Detroit ever knew: “It’s Hard Being Bill Bonds”
Mega-anchor describes the highs and lows of a high-octane life
By Patty LaNoue Stearns
Say what you will about Bill Bonds: You either love him or you hate him, plain and simple.
Channel 7’s mega-anchor can be the baddest of bad boys, a rebellious child, a crazy cowboy who’s hard to handle and harder to hold.
He can also be kind, open, warm and sweet: a generous friend, mentor, doting dad, protective brother, caring friend and lover.
Sometimes he doesn’t show up at the station, and his coworkers just shrug: “That’s Billy.” They don’t apologize for this million-dollar baby anymore. But they’ll also tell you he’s an inspiration and works his butt off, too. They love their Billy. He loves them back.