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Spud Hilton

San Francisco
Travel Editor — San Francisco Chronicle

Travel Editor, SF Chronicle & SFChronicle.com (sfchron.cl/1Tu79oE). Links, RTs not endorsements. Follow at Instagram.com/spudhilton

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Spud Hilton is the travel editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, where since 2000 he has written about, reported on and been hopelessly lost in destinations on six continents. He is an outspoken advocate of great travel storytelling and his attempts to divine, describe and defy the expectations o...

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@SpudHilton — 57,225 followers, 11,731 tweets

While my job prevents me from commenting on the Pres’ error, it is sadly emblematic of a population that seems uninterested in learning about (or seeing) the rest of the world. #nopassports #sigh  https://twitter.com/bourdain/status/952573425507340288 
RT @peterhartlaub: @TVHilton They’re solid. @SpudHilton would be fueled by three Red Bulls & I could see @gregrthomas breaking a billiards…
RT @sfchronicle: Travelers accustomed to using their current California driver’s license to get through airport security might have…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/950533078186889216 
RT @audreycoopersf: Yesterday at our @sfchronicle all-hands meeting, I decided to do a presentation on the stories we did in 2017 that…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/949328400669319168 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering general assignment and city council for the Gridley Herald in Gridley, Calif., a tiny farming community north of Sacramento.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yeah, sure. I'm that old.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Walter Burns from "The Front Page" and "His Girl Friday."