Who We Are

WilCharMedia is the online publishing and strategy venture of William G. Waldrop and Charlotte-Anne Lucas.

The name is a blend of our first names, and while we do share some culinary skills, our business isn't about barbecue ;-) it's about journalism, news and the web.

Waldrop and Lucas chose Drupal, a vibrant, constantly evolving open-source content management system for Web sites, as their preferred design and development tool because it and its community offer the most promise and flexibility available today and for the future.


Bill Waldrop is in his third decade of fascination with the Internet and the resulting revolution produced by the Web. An award-winning career as a writer and editor spread over more than 20 years at newspapers in Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio gave Bill a solid grounding in fact finding, language and graphics -- understanding that is needed for engaging Web site design and content development integral to successful online strategies.

imgCharlotte-Anne Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and recently taught online journalism, Web publishing and design, digital storytelling and multiplatform reporting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She also taught social media, and wrote an early primer, Twitter 101.

Lucas is the co-project manager for NOWCast SA, the winner of a Knight Foundation Community Challenge Grant, under the umbrella of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

She and Waldrop also are co-editors of building43.com Rackspace Hosting's online editorial venture.

Lucas' journalism has won dozens of awards and honors, including being selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

She was a reporter and editor for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Austin and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Auckland (New Zealand) Herald.

Her groundbreaking 1994 investigation into the questionable business background of George W. Bush was cited by Columbia Journalism Review and by Bush biographers.

Charlotte-Anne went to the Web in 1999 to be Managing Editor of TheStreet.com, a Wall Street-based business news Web site, supervising the creation of online-only, financial news articles, blogs and multimedia. She became Content Director of MySanAntonio.com in 2004 where she managed the site’s unique newspaper/TV partnership, combining text, photos, video and audio for Web delivery. Under her leadership, MySanAntonio.com was ranked among the best news Websites in the country. On her watch, both TheStreet.com and MySanAntonio.com became profitable, while maintaining the highest journalistic values.