Angela Hill

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Angela Hill
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Born (1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 70)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin (B.S.)
OccupationJournalist
Spouse(s)
Charles Garland Robinette
(m. 1978; div. 1987)

[1]
Darrell Eugene Wolfley
(m. 1988; div. 1995)
[2]
[3]
Irwin Marcus, M.D.

Angela Hill (born March 28, 1949) has been a journalist since 1972.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

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.[6][7] Hill has been married three times. The first marriage was to Charles Garland Robinette. Robinette was divorced from his first wife on July 7, 1977, and a month later, in August 1977, Robinette and Hill announced they were getting married. Robinette and Hill were co-anchoring the news together at WWL-TV.[8] Ten years later, they announced they had divorced.[9] Their divorce was finalized on April 3, 1987.[10] In October of the same year, Hill met Dr. Darrell Wolfley. Dr. Wolfley proposed to Hill on Friday, February 11, 1988.[11] They were divorced on April 3, 1995.[12][3] In 1996, Hill met Dr. Irwin Marcus. In March 2001, Angela Hill and Dr. Marcus eloped.[citation needed]

Prior to moving to New Orleans, she worked as an anchor and assistant news director at KGBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas.[7] In April 1975, Angela Hill was hired as the consumer reporter for WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.[4][6][7][13][14]  In September 1975, Hill became the first female anchor at WWL-TV.[13][15] Between 1975 and 2013, she co-anchored the 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM newscasts. For several years she was paired with anchor Garland Robinette, to whom she was married from 1978 to 1987.[16][17] 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.[18]   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.[15][19]  In 1984, she played the role of a woman reporter in the film Tightrope.[20]

In 1989, Angela Hill created and hosted the Angela Show, a daily talk show.[7]  The Angela Show started in 1989 and ended in 1996. The Angela Show aired 1,668 shows.[6][13]  Hill's interviewees included notable actors, authors, fashion designers, musicians, and politicians including Danny Thomas,[21] Oprah Winfrey,[22] Anne Rice,[23] Bill Clinton,[24] Cokie Roberts,[25] Lindy Boggs,[25] Dave Thomas,[26][27] Willie Nelson,[28] Tommy Hilfiger,[29] Roberta Flack,[30] John Goodman,[31] and Oscar de la Renta.[32]

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.[5][33]

During her career as an American journalist, Angela Hill produced documentaries on China, in 1979, and the Golden Fleece Awards, in 1978.[19][34]

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

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

Awards[edit]

2014 NVT Louisiana Star Performer Award, The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation[36]

2012 Golden Mike Award, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters [37]
2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow [38]
Inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame [5]
Lifetime Achievement Award, Press Club of New Orleans [39]
Gabriel Award [33]
Gracie Award [33]
Freedoms Foundation Award [33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angela Hill v. Charles Garland Robinette, Case No. 87-05757, Division "E" (Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans 4/3/1987).
  2. ^ Angela Hill v. Darrell Wolfley, Case No. 95-688 (Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans 4/3/1995).
  3. ^ a b Boul, David (1988-04-15). "TV marriage drags anchors - New Orleans newscast rivals soaps' plots". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. E1.
  4. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  5. ^ a b c Hill, Angela. "Peoples Health Champions: Angela Hill" (Press release). Metairie, Louisiana: Peoples Health. Archived from the original on 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  6. ^ a b c Strachan, Sue (October 2006). "PERSONA: ANGELA HILL". New Orleans Magazine. MC Media, LLC.
  7. ^ a b c d "Angela Hill Biography". wwltv.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  8. ^ Cuthbert, David (1977-08-25). "Angela, Garland to Tie the Knot". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. p. 10, § 2. WWL-TV's 6 and 10 p.m. news co-anchors Garland Robinette and Angela Hill are getting married. 'Yes, we are in love, and we're going to be married,' confirmed Ms. Hill Wednesday. But when the wedding will be is another story. 'We want to have a honeymoon,' said Angela, 'and we can't take any time off until after the ratings.' As a result, they may wait until March or April. Angela will continue as co-anchor ('Definitely!') and will also continue to be known on-camera as Angela Hill. Ch. 4 news director Phil Johnson said he thought Garland and Angela would be the only married co-anchors in the South, but Angela said a husband-and-wife team co-anchors the weekend news at a station where she had worked in Texas. (There is also a father-daughter anchor team someone out there in TV land. Angela said she understand the daughter sometimes begins lead-ins by turning to her partner and saying, 'Well, Dad ...') Robinette may mention the approaching nuptials on their last broadcast as singles. 'But we're not making a big deal out of this,' he cautioned. Robinette is concerned over the way news of their engagement may be handled. How is Angela taking it? 'I'm like anybody else,' she said. 'I'm running all over the station flashing my ring!'
  9. ^ Lorando, Mark (1988-08-16). "Only in New Orleans: This City Doesn't Try to Hide the Foribles of Media Personalities Because It Prefers to Broadcast Them to All Who Will Listen". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. p. C6.
  10. ^ Angela Hill v. Charles Garland Robinette, Case No. 87-05757, Division "E" (Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans April 3, 1987).
  11. ^ Bourgoyne, J.E. (1988-02-11). "Angela's getting married again". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. p. A24.
  12. ^ Angela Hill v. Darrell Wolfley, Case No. 95-688 Division "E" (Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans April 3, 1995).
  13. ^ a b c "Local legend announces retirement". The Maroon. New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  14. ^ Monteverde, Danny. "Veteran WWL-TV anchor Angela Hill to retire next week". The Advocate. Baton Rouge: Capital City Press. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Angela Hill". wwltv.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  16. ^ Aucoin, Don (1999-12-20). "When Jobs Outlast Love: Divorced in Front of 20 Million People". The Boston Globe. Boston, MA. p. 2.
  17. ^ Walker, Dave (2013-04-02). "Angela Hill recalls her 'marriage made in Nielsen heaven' with Garland Robinette". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans: Advance Publications. Archived from the original on 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  18. ^ "WWL-TV wins Early and often (General Manager Michael Early)". Broadcasting and Cable. NewBay Media LLC. January 19, 1998.
  19. ^ a b Hill, Angela (Producer) (April 30, 1979). China: The New Revolution (Documentary). New Orleans: WWL-TV.
  20. ^ Tuggle, Richard (Director) Eastwood, Clint (Producer) Manes, Fritz (Producer) (August 17, 1984). Tightrope (film) (Motion picture). Warner Bros. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  21. ^ "Danny Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 18 October 1989. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  22. ^ "Oprah Winfrey". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 January 1990. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  23. ^ "Anne Rice". Angela Show. New Orleans. 10 October 1990. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  24. ^ "Bill Clinton". Angela Show. New Orleans. 28 July 1992. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  25. ^ a b "Cokie Roberts and Lindy Boggs". Angela Show. New Orleans. 19 April 1993. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  26. ^ "Dave Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 5 May 1991. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  27. ^ "Dave Thomas". Angela Show. New Orleans. 13 October 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  28. ^ "Willie Nelson". Angela Show. New Orleans. 15 September 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  29. ^ "Tommy Hilfiger". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 September 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  30. ^ "Roberta Flack". Angela Show. New Orleans. 17 November 1994. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  31. ^ "John Goodman". Angela Show. New Orleans. 25 April 1995. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  32. ^ "Oscar de la Renta". Angela Show. New Orleans. 23 April 1996. 25 minutes in. CBS. WWL.
  33. ^ 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 ...
  34. ^ Hill, Angela (Producer) (November 1978). Golden Fleece Awards: Dollars and Nonsense (Documentary). New Orleans: WWL-TV.
  35. ^ "New Orleans City Council Honored Retiring WWL-TV News Anchor". /nolacitycouncil.com. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  36. ^ http://www.nolavoicetalent.org/nvt-awards-2014
  37. ^ "Angela Hill Golden Mike Award, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters". wwltv.com. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  38. ^ "2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards Regional Winners". rtdna.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  39. ^ "CBS Press Express". cbspressexpress.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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