Welcome aboard, Charean Williams

There’s a new addition to the PFT family.

After weeks of careful thought and deliberation regarding the right process for filling a lingering vacancy, a recent staffing decision made by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram brought all thought and deliberation to an immediate end. The moment Charean Williams became available was the moment we knew we had our next hire.

Charean has accepted an offer to join PFT. She starts on Monday, June 5.

She has covered the NFL for 23 seasons, 17 of them with the Star-Telegram and six before that at the Orlando Sentinel.

Charean has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, becoming the first woman to earn that distinction. She also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, with a two-year stint covering the 2009-10 seasons.

In all, Charean has covered 23 Super Bowls and seven Olympic Games.

A 1986 graduate of Texas A&M, Charean previously worked at the Orange (Texas) Leader, and the Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle. She previously covered NASCAR, and while in Florida the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

We’re thrilled to have Charean as part of PFT, and we hope it will be a long-term relationship that benefits all parties, including you. And now comes the part where I invite you to give her a proper PFT welcome in the comments, which inevitably will include insults hurled at her, me, and/or anyone and everyone, living or deceased.

36 responses to “Welcome aboard, Charean Williams

  1. And now comes the part where I invite you to give her a proper PFT welcome in the comments, which inevitably will include insults hurled at her, me, and/or anyone and everyone, living or deceased.
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    This would be true, but Florio gets angry, stomps his feet and deletes mean insults hurled at him. ;(

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    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    May 30, 2017 1:33 PM
    Welcome aboard Charean. A quick primer on how things operate around here:

    Tebow = bad

    Kaepernick = good
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    Don’t listen to this kid, he’s what we like to call a “new fan”, or a “Seattle fan”.

  3. Welcome. Hope you have your daily Kaepernick/liberal posts ready to go. Otherwise, you’ll be a short-timer.

  4. Welcome, hopefully you will bring some credibility to this site. Also, teach Florio basic grammar and proofreading.
    Good luck!

  5. I look forward to reading your articles.. though as a Cape Codder who lived in Florida for many years, I am familiar with the “Slantinel;” as my grandfather refered to it.

    I also guess that it means you worked with the late Jerry Greene. That guy was “as crazy as a bed bug,” so I imagine you will fit right in here.

    Welcome!

  6. Question the First: What is her policy regarding the inclusion of the name of the Washington franchise (i.e. Redskins) in her articles?

    Question the Second: How did she vote on T.O.’s induction to the Hall of Fame?

    Question the Third: Who does she trust more, Roger Goodell or basic science?

  7. Well, we certainly know how the interview went…

    NFL insider Charean Williams says Colin Kaepernick absolutely fits Seattle’s system and would be a clear upgrade as the backup to Russell Wilson, while also offering some stability and experience if Wilson gets injured

  8. ^ I think those are three interesting questions and I would love to read her response. My guess on the first question is that during the interview process it was made clear she must refer to the team in nation’s capitol as the “Washington franchise”. She agreed to, or she would not have been offered the job.

  9. Welcome! Good luck!…

    Please elaborate in detail about the following; we haven’t heard enough yet:

    1) All Kaepernick All the Time.
    2) OT. Do we or don’t we? Includes references to the NHL and why can’t football players do that?
    3) What is or is not a catch?
    4) WHAT’S WITH THE EFFING REFS?!?!?!
    5) Related to 4: How many Blandinos does it take to do Blandino’s former job?
    6) Dodgy Roger.
    7) Anything not listed above.

  10. In all serious, Charean seems to be way overqualified for this job. The next opening there is for a beat writer for an NFL team at a major newspaper, she’s gone.

  11. “pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    May 30, 2017 1:33 PM
    Welcome aboard Charean. A quick primer on how things operate around here:

    Tebow = bad

    Kaepernick = good”

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    lol.

    Believe me, she knows. you don’t think she would have been hired if she didn’t agree with this.

  12. Welcome!

    I’m sure I’m not the only reader who does not know the correct pronunciation of your first name. Could you do us all a favor and spell it out phonetically for us?

    Thank you.

  13. Please read, Ms. Williams, your new colleagues’ predictions of wins and losses for the various championship games and Superbowl from the previous season.

    After you stop laughing, please accept my welcome, and I look forward to reading your articles about the GOAT and the New England Patriots.

  14. This move immediately elevates the joint. Too bad the laws of regression will pull us right back in. Nonetheless, welcome, Ms. Williams from a Cowboys fan! Keep working your contacts for some juicy stuff on my team!

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