Who We Are

The PAPR Board of Directors

Bill Fox

Bill Fox

Board President

Bill has 32 years of journalism experience and most recently served as Managing Editor of The Greenville News. Previously, Bill served in a variety of editing positions, including Digital Editor from 2001 to 2010, and worked as a reporter for 15 years during which he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a two-time South Carolina Journalist of the Year.

Bill is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Medill School of Journalism.

Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant

Board Secretary

Chris is a Charleston-based attorney who is particularly interested in public education, access-to-justice issues, and government transparency and accountability. Before attending law school, Chris taught in Durham, North Carolina, public and charter schools. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys reading, playing backgammon, watching improv comedy, and walking his dog, Bowser.

Porter Barron

Porter Barron, Jr.

Board Treasurer

Porter is owner and pit master at The War Mouth, a bar and restaurant in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. In an earlier life, Porter worked in print journalism, including stints at The Cambodia Daily - where he reported on vice, kleptocrats and the aftermath of Pol Pot's mass killings - and, most recently, Columbia's Free Times - where he earned several awards for his reporting on state government. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of the South and a master's degree from Columbia University School of Journalism. He lives with his wife Shannon, step-daughter Mila and their big dogs Huck and Ladybird.

Our mission

PAPR is dedicated to shining a light on the actions of South Carolina public officials and agencies. Our mission is to promote public access to public records, as well as protect and strengthen the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act and other public disclosure laws that enable citizens to fully exercise their right to know how their government works on their behalf.

Contact Info

PO Box 626
Columbia, SC 29202