WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2017
Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers University – Newark journalism program, she was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Ms. Hill has since become the lead general assignment reporter for the news department. Since joining WBGO, Ms. Hill has covered politics in and around Newark, NJ, including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka and the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
Ms. Hill writes, edits and produces content for on-air news broadcasts and weekly programming at WBGO. She also anchors a live drive-time newscast and produces the award-winning call-in show on “WBGO Newark Today.”
Ms. Hill also covers human-interest stories in the City of Newark. She received first place in the radio category during the 2014 New York Association of Black Journalists Awards for her piece titled “Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.” Other awards include PRNDI (Public Radio National Directors Incorporated) awards in 2013 and 2014, and recognition by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Ms. Hill previously lived in Los Angeles, CA, where she worked in entertainment public relations. She was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.