Erica Hill

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Erica Hill
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Hill in May 2015
Erica Ruth Hill

(1976-07-20) July 20, 1976 (age 45)[1]
EducationBoston University (B.A., 1998)
OccupationNews correspondent
Years active1998–present
EmployerTurner Broadcasting System, Inc
Notable credit(s)
On the Story (2016–2018)
Weekend Today (2012–2016)
CBS This Morning (2012)
The Early Show (2010–2012)
The Early Show Saturday Edition (2008–2010)
Anderson Cooper 360° (2008–2010)
Prime News with Erica Hill (2005–2008)
TechLive (2001–2003)
Spouse(s)David Yount

Erica Ruth Hill-Yount is an American journalist who works for CNN. She serves as a primary substitute anchor and a correspondent. She co-anchored Weekend Today from 2012 to 2016, following work at CBS since 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Hill was born on July 20, 1976 in Clinton, Connecticut[2] the daughter of Cheryl and Steven Holmes Hill.[3] She graduated with a BA in Journalism from Boston University in 1998.[4] She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. She is fluent in French. Hill married David Yount on October 15, 2005,[5] and on November 25, 2006, gave birth to her first son.[6]


Hill began her journalism career in 1998 as a production assistant for "PC Week Radio", the online news program for PC Week magazine. During this time, she also worked as a conference coordinator for the Software Publishers Association Europe. She worked at TechTV from 2000 to 2003 as part of the TechTV News program, later named TechLive. From 2000 to 2001, she served as reporter, and from 2001 to 2003, she was co-anchor and correspondent for the program. She is noted for her live reporting of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when she was working for TechTV.[4][7]


Hill joined CNN's Headline News channel in January 2003, working as a general news anchor for different programs. In 2004, she joined CNN Newsource as a national correspondent. She co-anchored Prime News Tonight from 2005 to 2006 before becoming anchor of Prime News with Erica Hill from 2006 to 2008. She began providing news updates for Anderson Cooper 360° (AC360°) in April 2005, and was named a full-time member in February 2008. Hill also co-anchored CNN Tonight during its November 2009 to January 2010 run.[4][7]

CBS News[edit]

On September 22, 2008, Hill was named the new co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show on CBS after filling in on a temporary basis six weeks earlier. Her first show as the permanent anchor was on September 27, 2008.[8] She continued to appear on AC360° for CNN until January 8, 2010, when it was announced on AC360° that she would be leaving CNN immediately to join CBS News.[9]

CBS announced on January 13, 2010, that Hill would be replacing Russ Mitchell on the weekday edition of The Early Show the following week,[10] and on January 18, the Early Show cast officially welcomed Hill to the program. On June 29 and July 5, 2010, Hill anchored the CBS Evening News in Katie Couric's absence. With Maggie Rodriguez on maternity leave, Hill was also the primary female anchor on The Early Show in June 2010. Hill also anchored the CBS Evening News while Scott Pelley was in Afghanistan on October 4, 2011.

On November 30, 2010, Erica Hill was named co-anchor of CBS' The Early Show, effective January 3, 2011. On November 15, 2011, CBS announced that Charlie Rose and Gayle King would join Hill as co-anchors of a new CBS News morning program, CBS This Morning, launching January 9, 2012. On July 26, 2012, CBS announced that Hill would be replaced by Norah O'Donnell on CBS This Morning in late 2012.[11] Hill served as a Special Correspondent for CBS News, from September 2012 to November 1, 2012, contributing to all CBS broadcasts although she never appeared on-air in this role.

NBC News[edit]

NBC announced on November 1, 2012, that starting November 3, 2012, Hill would join Weekend Today as co-anchor and would serve as an NBC News national correspondent. NBC News president Steve Capus said, "Erica's extraordinary track record as a journalist has proven that she can cover everything from hard news to pop culture with ease and professionalism. She's a fantastic addition to Weekend Today and I'm delighted to welcome her to NBC News."[12] On April 3, 2016, Hill announced she was leaving the Weekend Today show in order to spend more time with family, but continue daily news reporting on MSNBC and NBC Nightly News.

Return to CNN and HLN[edit]

On June 6, 2016, Hill was announced as rejoining HLN as the anchor of a daytime news program, and additionally contribute to CNN.[13][14] Her daily new program, "On the Story with Erica Hill", premiered in October 2016.[15]

Back to CNN[edit]

On April 19, 2018, it was announced that Erica Hill would return to CNN as lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. She will leave her HLN show On The Story which originated from New York City. Former Weekend Express anchor Lynn Smith was named as host in March 2019.[16]

Career timeline[edit]


  1. ^ "Erica Hill".
  2. ^ "Episode dated January 10, 2008". Prime News with Erica Hill. January 10, 2008. Headline News.
  3. ^ "Steven Holmes Hill, 62, of Clinton, CT died peacefully at home on May 8, 2010, after a long illness". The Hartford Courant. May 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Erica Hill". CBS News. September 22, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  5. ^ Meadows, Amy (Summer 2006). "Erica Hill & David Yount". I do for Brides. 11 (3): 64–65. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2006.
  6. ^ "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees (transcript)". CNN. December 8, 2006. Retrieved December 9, 2006.
  7. ^ a b "Anchors & Reporters: Erica Hill". CNN. 2009. Archived from the original on January 4, 2010.
  8. ^ Greppi, Michele (September 22, 2008). "CNN's Hill to Co-Anchor CBS' 'Early Show' on Saturdays". Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  9. ^ Allocca, Kevin (January 8, 2010). "Erica Hill Leaves CNN for CBS News". TV Newser. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  10. ^ Stelter, Brian (January 15, 2010). "Erica Hill Joins 'Early Show'". Media Decoder via Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  11. ^ "Norah O'Donnell named 'CBS This Morning' co-host". July 26, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  12. ^ "Erica Hill to co-anchor Weekend TODAY". November 1, 2012. Archived from the original on November 27, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  13. ^ Ariens, Chris (June 6, 2016). "Erica Hill Leaves NBC News, Returns to HLN". TV Newser. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "HLN Welcomes Back Award-Winning Journalist Erica Hill As Newest Dayside Anchor" (Press release). CNN. June 6, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  15. ^ "'On the Story with Erica Hill' – Daily Dayside News Program Premieres Oct. 10 on HLN" (Press release). CNN. October 4, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  16. ^ Ariens, Chris (April 19, 2018). "Erica Hill Moves From HLN to CNN". TV Newser. Retrieved April 19, 2018.

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