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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...

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."