Shawn P. Williams is a native of Paris, Texas, and launched DallasSouthBlog.com (now shawnpwilliams.com) in June of 2006. In 2008, Dallas South was one of a select number of blogs nationwide to be awarded credentials for the Democratic National Convention.
The website has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, NPR, BBC, and many other national outlets. In June 2009, Shawn helped to organize Dallas South News, a nonprofit news organization.
Shawn is on the national advisory board of the the Poynter Institute of Media Studies and will be a panelist for the 2012 South By Southwest Interactive Conference.
Shawn has also seen each Star Wars movie at least 30 times.