Angela Hill

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Angela Hill
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Born (1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 69)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin (B.S.)
Spouse(s)Irwin Marcus, M.D.

Angela Hill (born March 28, 1949) has been a journalist since 1972.[1][2]  Angela Hill grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.[3][4] Prior to moving to New Orleans, she worked as an anchor and assistant news director at KGBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas.[4]

In April 1975, Angela Hill was hired as the consumer reporter for WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.[1][3][4][5][6]  In September 1975, Hill became the first female anchor at WWL-TV.[5][7]   Between 1975 and 2013, she co-anchored the 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM newscasts.[8]  In 1998, the newscasts Hill co-anchored, achieved a 20 Nielsen household rating, double that of its closest competitor WDSU, and the highest rating for an early-evening newscast of all stations within Nielsen's 38 metered markets.[9]   During Hill's 38-year career at WWL-TV, she traveled to Paris, London, Beirut, China, Africa and Rome where she would deliver the news and produce documentaries.[7][10]  In 1984, she played the role of a woman reporter in the film Tightrope.[11]

In 1989, Angela Hill created and hosted the Angela Show, a daily talk show.[4]  The Angela Show started in 1989 and ended in 1996. The Angela Show aired 1,668 shows.[3][5]  Hill's interviewees included notable actors, authors, fashion designers, musicians, and politicians including Danny Thomas,[12] Oprah Winfrey,[13] Anne Rice,[14] Bill Clinton,[15] Cokie Roberts,[16] Lindy Boggs,[16] Dave Thomas,[17][18] Willie Nelson,[19] Tommy Hilfiger,[20] Roberta Flack,[21] John Goodman,[22] and Oscar de la Renta.[23]

Angela Hill has been nationally recognized for her contributions as an American journalist. She has been awarded the following national awards: Gabriel Award, Gracie Awards and Freedoms Foundation Award.[2][24]

During her career as an American journalist, Angela Hill produced documentaries on China, in 1979, and the Golden Fleece Awards, in 1978.[10][25]

On June 6, 2013, the New Orleans City Council honored Angela Hill for more than 35 years of service in New Orleans, Louisiana.[26]

William Jefferson (former United States Member of Congress, sentenced on November 13, 2009, was sentenced to 13 years for bribery) and Angela Hill, former New Orleans journalist.
Angela Hill presented with New Orleans City Council Proclamation
New Orleans City Council Proclamation presented to Angela Hill on June 6, 2013. Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Irwin Marcus, Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Jackie Clarkson, Angela Hill, Councilmember James Austin Gray II, Councilmember Susan G. Guidry


2014 NVT Louisiana Star Performer Award, The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation[27]

2012 Golden Mike Award, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters [28]
2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow [29]
Inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame [2]
Lifetime Achievement Award, Press Club of New Orleans [30]
Gabriel Award [24]
Gracie Award [24]
Freedoms Foundation Award [24]


  1. ^ a b Walker, Dave. "Angela Hill departs WWL-TV's newscasts with a tearful 6 p.m. sendoff". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hill, Angela. "Peoples Health Champions: Angela Hill" (Press release). Metairie, LA: Peoples Health. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  3. ^ a b c Strachan, Sue (October 2006). "PERSONA: ANGELA HILL". New Orleans Magazine. MC Media, LLC.
  4. ^ a b c d "Angela Hill Biography". Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Local legend announces retirement". The Maroon. New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ Monteverde, Danny. "Veteran WWL-TV anchor Angela Hill to retire next week". The Advocate. Baton Rouge: Capital City Press. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Angela Hill". Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ Aucoin, Don (20 December 1999). "WHEN JOBS OUTLAST LOVE: DIVORCED IN FRONT OF 20 MILLION PEOPLE". The Boston Globe. Boston, MA. p. 2.
  9. ^ "WWL-TV wins Early and often (General Manager Michael Early)". Broadcasting and Cable. NewBay Media LLC. January 19, 1998.
  10. ^ a b Hill, Angela (Producer) (April 30, 1979). China: The New Revolution (Documentary). New Orleans: WWL-TV.
  11. ^ Tuggle, Richard (Director) Eastwood, Clint (Producer) Manes, Fritz (Producer) (August 17, 1984). Tightrope (film) (Motion picture). Warner Bros. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  12. ^ "Danny Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 18 October 1989. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  13. ^ "Oprah Winfrey". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 January 1990. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  14. ^ "Anne Rice". Angela Show. New Orleans. 10 October 1990. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  15. ^ "Bill Clinton". Angela Show. New Orleans. 28 July 1992. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  16. ^ a b "Cokie Roberts and Lindy Boggs". Angela Show. New Orleans. 19 April 1993. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  17. ^ "Dave Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 5 May 1991. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  18. ^ "Dave Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 13 October 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  19. ^ "Willie Nelson". Angela Show. New Orleans. 15 September 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  20. ^ "Tommy Hilfiger". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 September 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  21. ^ "Roberta Flack". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 November 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  22. ^ "John Goodman". Angela Show. New Orleans. 25 April 1995. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  23. ^ "Oscar de la Renta". Angela Show. New Orleans. 23 April 1996. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  24. ^ a b c d Louisiana Legislature Regular Session (2013) (June 6, 2013). "S.Res. 173". Legislation. Louisiana State Senate. Retrieved August 6, 2013. a recipient of the Gabriel Award, the Gracie Award and Freedoms Foundation Award ...
  25. ^ Hill, Angela (Producer) (November 1978). Golden Fleece Awards: Dollars and Nonsense (Documentary). New Orleans: WWL-TV.
  26. ^ "New Orleans City Council Honored Retiring WWL-TV News Anchor". / Retrieved 27 July 2013.
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  28. ^ "Angela Hill Golden Mike Award, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters". Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  29. ^ "2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards Regional Winners". / Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  30. ^ "CBS Press Express". / Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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