Synonymous with hard-nosed journalism in Metropolis is Perry White, a fixture in that city for decades. There have been two whom we've been introduced through in the chronicles of Superman's tales, and both arrived at where and ended up in different locations yet each reliable allies to both the Man of Steel and his alter ego. Each Perry was himself mentored by George Taylor, on Earth-Two it was Taylor who was Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Star for over a decade. On Earth-One, Taylor retired before Clark Kent even arrived on the job scene at the Daily Planet.
The more familiar Perry White of Earth-One was already entrenched as Editor-in-Chief of the Planet since the days when Clark was in college. And it was White who first hired Kent to become a budding reporter in his bullpen, quickly growing comfortable to ordering around the young man. While keeping a gruff demeanor at the office, as in "don't call me chief", at home he was the loving husband to wife Alice and father to son Perry Jr..
On Earth-Two a somewhat younger Perry White was one of two candidates to become heir-apparent to Taylor at the Star. However, it was his own tremendous reporting skills that kept him out of the illustrious seat George was about to vacate, and so Clark ended up as Editor-in-Chief instead. On this world, Perry and his wife Alice sired a son named Will, whom White tried to groom as a reporter during one of the periods when he temporarily substituted for Taylor.
As a side note, Earth-One's George Taylor had a son, who became an editor (and thorn in the side of employee Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow) for Star City's Daily Star, while his grandson was a champion pole vaulter. Earth-Two's Taylor, if he had family, never revealed them. However, it was another man named Joe Rumnel who was in charge of Star City's counterpart newspaper on Earth-Two, the Globe-Leader, owned by Lee (Crimson Avenger) Travis.