Mike Hill (sportscaster)

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Mike Hill
Born (1970-08-19) August 19, 1970 (age 47)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Sportscaster
Notable credit(s) ESPN (2004–2013), Fox Sports 1 (2013–present)
Title ESPN Anchor, Fox Sports Host

James Michael "Mike" Hill[1] (born August 19, 1970, in The Bronx, New York) is a sportscaster currently with Fox Sports 1.


Hill, who spent his childhood in both the Bronx and Bessemer, Alabama, enlisted as a reservist in the U.S. Air Force after graduation from high school.[1] He began his career as a sports director at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1995. He got his first anchoring job later that year with KSEE-TV in Fresno, California. From 1997 to 2000, Hill spent time with WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, covering high school football and earning two Emmy Awards. From 2000 to 2002, he spent time as a host at Fox Sports Net in New York City. From 2002 to 2004 in his final job before joining ESPN, he served as a sports anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas.

Hill was with ESPN from 2004 to 2013. He hosted Hill and Schlereth with Mark Schlereth on ESPN Radio and also hosted a variety of the network's shows including SportsCenter, ESPN First Take, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Highlight Express, and various remote projects including Cam Newton's 2011 Pro Day at Auburn.

In August 2013, he joined Fox Sports 1 where he has guest hosted Fox Sports Live and Fox Football Daily. He also contributes to the networks coverage of college basketball.[2] On April 7, 2014, Hill began hosting America's Pregame. He hosted the show until its cancellation in September 2015.

Hill is also CEO of Thrill of Entertainment, his production company established to offer multi media productions in television, internet radio, and print projects. As a fan of pop culture, he held a lead role in The African Globe Theater of Newark's Miss Evers' Boys as well as various cameo appearances on network television and independent films. Hill was also the voice of the audio book, Power, Money, and Sex, an autobiography by Deion Sanders.


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