Veteran morning TV anchor and award-winning journalist Erica Hill serves as CNN lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. Most recently, she anchored HLN’s On the Story with Erica Hill, a daily, New York-based daytime news program. During her tenure, she covered major news stories on location including, in 2017, the Las Vegas shooting and hurricane Irma from Florida.
Prior, Hill was co-anchor of NBC’s weekend edition of TODAY, and also served as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News, contributing to TODAY, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC. Before joining NBC, she was an anchor and correspondent at CBS News.
Hill first joined CNN and HLN in 2003, as an anchor and technology correspondent. In 2005, she was named co-anchor of Prime News, as part of the network’s launch of Headline Prime. During that time, she also anchored nightly news updates for CNN’s prime time shows, including Anderson Cooper 360° (AC360°). In early 2008, she moved to AC360 full time.
Hill began her career as a production assistant at the former cable network ZDTV / TechTV, and quickly worked her way up to producer, before becoming an anchor and reporter for the network.
Hill was part of the NBC News team that won a 2013 Peabody Award for the network’s cross-platform effort, “In Plain Sight: Poverty in America”; in 2015, the Alliance for Women in Media honored her with the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent.