Mike Hill (sportscaster)
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August 19, 1972 |
Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Education||United States Air Force Academy|
|Notable credit(s)||ESPN (2004–2013), Fox Sports 1 (2013-|
|Title||ESPN Anchor, Fox Sports Host|
Mike Hill (born August 19, 1972 in The Bronx, New York) is a sportscaster currently with Fox Sports 1. He was with ESPN 2004-2013. He hosted Hill and Schlereth with Mark Schlereth on ESPN Radio and has 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 during his time with ESPN.
Hill, who spent his childhood in both the Bronx and Bessemer, Alabama, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduation from high school and received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the Air Force Academy. 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, earning two Emmy Awards. From 2000 to 2002 Hill spent time as a host at Fox Sports Net in New York. From 2002 to 2004, in his final job before ESPN, he served as a sports anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas.
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.
On April 7, 2014. Hill began hosting America's Pregame.
- "Mike Hill ESPN Media Zone".
- "FOX Sports 1 Welcomes Hill to "FOX Sports Live" & "FOX Football Daily"".