Meet Bill Williamson

I am excited to begin my tenure as ESPN.com’s San Francisco 49ers reporter.

My work will populate this blog as I give day-to-day news, analysis and other perspective on the defending NFC champions.

I spent the past five years as ESPN.com’s AFC West blogger. I may be new to the 49ers beat, but I am no stranger. I am a Bay Area native. I attended countless Giants and 49ers games at Candlestick as a kid. The first NFL game I ever covered was a 49ers-Raiders preseason game at the ‘Stick in 1990.

So it'll be special to be around for the final season at the cold, old dump.

I look forward to covering one of the most compelling teams in the NFL. It will be fun. I will be talking with you all often.