- 1 Who is Erica Hill?
- 2 Erica Hill Wiki- Age, Childhood, Biography
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 First Stint With CNN
- 5 Switch to CBS and NBC News
- 6 Return to CNN and HLN, Where Is Erica Hill Today?
- 7 Erica Hill Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 8 Erica Hill Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
- 9 Erica Hill News, Facts, Influence
Who is Erica Hill?
Erica Hill is an American journalist who has gained fame working for CNN; she first joined CNN in 2003 and remained at the company until 2010, before returning in 2016. She now serves as the lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent for CNN, appearing in numerous shows, such as “CNN Newsroom” (2017-2020), among others.
Erica Hill Wiki- Age, Childhood, Biography
Born Erica Ruth Hill on the 20th July 1976 in Clinton, Connecticut USA, the daughter of Steven Holmes Hill and his wife Cheryl. After finishing high school Erica enrolled at Boston University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.
During her university years, she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority; she has also studied French and is now fluent in the French language.
Erica’s career started in the late ‘90s as she joined PC Week Radio, the online news program for the PC Week magazine, as a production assistant. Also, she was a conference co-ordinator for the Software Publishers Association Europe during her time at PC Week Radio, but then joined TechTV as a part of the TechTV News program. She held the post from 2000 to 2003, and from 2001 to 2003 she was the co-anchor and a correspondent on TechTV News, which was at the time renamed TechLive.
While working for TechTV, she was live on site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
First Stint With CNN
Thanks to her hard work, she was recruited by CNN in January 2003 as their new general news anchor, and was assigned to various programs. The following year, she was named the new national correspondent on “CNN Newsource”, but quickly progressed, and from 2005 to 2006 she was the co-anchor on the show “Prime News Tonight”, then in 2006 Erica was named the new anchor of the show “Prime News”, retitled to suit her as “Prime News with Erica Hill”.
This lasted until 2008, when she became a full-time member of the show “Anderson Cooper 360°”, having previously contributed to the show from 2005. To speak further about her contribution to CNN, Erica was the co-anchor of “CNN Tonight” from November 2009 to January 2010, at which point she left CNN to join CBS full-time.
Switch to CBS and NBC News
Two years before she left CNN, Erica started contributing to CBS; she was recruited as the co-anchor on the show “The Early Show”, though only for its Saturday edition. However, two years later, she was named the new host as a replacement for Russ Mitchell on the weekday edition of the show.
She continued to expand her role on CBS, anchoring “CBS Evening News”, and also joineing “CBS This Morning” in 2012. Furthermore, Erica was the Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to a number of shows on the network.
Then in November 2012 she joined NBC News, co-anchoring “Weekend Today”, and also assuming the position of an NBC News national correspondent. However, she left the show in 2016, stating that she wanted more time for her family, though remaining as a contributor to MSNBC and NBC Nightly News.
Return to CNN and HLN, Where Is Erica Hill Today?
Although she left “Weekend Today” in April 2016, on the 6th June 2016 she rejoined HLN as the anchor of the daytime news program. In addition, she got her own show – “On the Story with Erica Hill” – which lasted until 2018. Since then, Erica has been serving as the lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent for CNN, appearing in several shows including “CNN Newsroom”, “At This Hour”, “The Lead with Jake Tapper”, and “New Day”, among others. She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work on CNN, particularly for her Hurricane Coverage.
Erica Hill Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Erica has become one of the best journalists, and her work for CNN and other media houses has certainly increased her wealth. According to sources, Hill’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, as of early 2020.
Erica Hill stands at 5ft 9ins (1.73m) tall, while she weighs approximately 128lbs ~ 58kgs, her vital statistics are 33-24-35, and her bra size is 38B. She has brown hair and light brown hair.
Erica Hill Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
Erica has rarely spoken about her personal life, but we have discovered some information about her. Erica is a married woman, and her husband is the lawyer David Yount. The couple has been married since 2005 and since then has welcomed two children, a son, Weston Robert born in November 2006, while their second son, Sawyer Steven, was born in March 2010.
Erica Hill News, Facts, Influence
Most recently, Erica had a collaborative meeting with “Sesame Street”, alongside Sanjay Gupta to explain the new situation about the coronavirus pandemic, and to battle the issues of anxiety, playdates, and education for the children. The meeting was held at the Town Hall and featured such “Sesame Street” characters as Rosita, Abby Cadabby, and Elmo among others, answering questions from parents and children who attended the meeting. Erica is now primarily focused on coronavirus reports, and almost every day brings her fans closer to the recent news on the virus outbreak.
In the past, while working for CBS, she had a little experiment where she would spend time with her namesake, and air in one of her shows. She continued that practice for an extended period and the show was quite popular.
She has become extremely popular on social media platforms, especially on Twitter and Instagram, with more than 40,000 and 80,000 followers respectively. She has used her popularity to promote her career, but also share some details from her personal life on Instagram, such as posting pictures of her family and friends.