Roy Williams

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Roy Williams

Roy L. Williams, a recent member of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Advisory Council, has been public relations director of the Birmingham Public Library System (18 locations) since September 2015. He has 9 years experience in the public relations field, including two years as marketing director of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Birmingham.

Prior to switching over to public relations in October 2012, Roy spent 25 years as a newspaper journalist, including nearly 23 years at the Birmingham News. He also hosted the Biz Talk with Roy Williams Radio Show on WAGG-AM in Birmingham for nearly five years (August 2014-January 2019).

A native of Jacksonville, Ala., Roy lives in Birmingham with his wife, Patrice, and children Naja, 22, a 2021 Auburn University graduate entering Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2021 and Royce, 19, a rising sophomore at Auburn University majoring in mechanical engineering.

Roy is the author of “911 God Help Us: A Journalist’s Tale of Faith-How Losing Brother in Sept. 11 Pentagon Attack Transformed Reporter into a Witness for God.”

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