Where do I begin? Let's start with my name. That seems to always be a source of confusion. John-John Williams IV is my birth name. No, it's not a fake name; no, I did not add the hyphen or the Roman numeral; no, I don't go by JJ, John squared, or double J; and no, my name was not inspired by the Kennedys. I'm the son of an educator. My mother recently retired as an elementary school principal in my hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. I think I get my writing genes from her; she was the editor-in-chief of her college newspaper. I'm addicted to television. Ugly Betty, America's Next Top Model, Heroes and Grey's Anatomy currently top my list. Although Grey's has been getting on my last nerve recently. Anywho, When I'm not working at the paper, you can find me in the kitchen. I have a side party planning/catering business that keeps me happy. I love to travel, watch movies and play sports. This is starting to feel like a singles ad. I graduated from Howard University in 2001. I have worked at The Sun since November 2005. Previously, I worked as an education reporter at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, and as a public safety reporter at The Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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