2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER


ERICA HILL


Co-Anchor, Weekend TODAY


Erica Hill is co-anchor of "Weekend TODAY" and a national correspondent for NBC News. Hill joined NBC News in October 2012, immediately contributing to the network's coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 Elections and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Prior to joining NBC News, Hill was the co-host of CBS News' "CBS This Morning" in 2012 and co-host of "The Early Show" in 2011. From 2008 to 2010, she co-hosted "The Early Show Saturday" and served as news anchor of "The Early Show" in 2010. Hill joined "The Early Show Saturday" while simultaneously working at CNN, where she served as anchor and correspondent on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" from 2008 to 2010.

During her time at CBS News and CNN, Hill covered a wide range of domestic and international headlines, including the 2008 Elections, the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, AZ, the 2011 death of Osama Bin Laden, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the growing refugee crisis in Dadaab, Kenya, and the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Hill has interviewed numerous newsmakers and world leaders, including President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Hill spent seven years at CNN, joining the network at its Atlanta headquarters in 2003. She served in various roles at both CNN and HLN, anchoring breaking news coverage and reporting on major events, such as the war in Iraq, the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. From 2006 to 2008, Hill was the anchor of HLN's "Prime News with Erica Hill", a live two-hour news and interview program. She co-anchored "Prime News Tonight" from 2005 to 2006 and served as national correspondent for CNN Newsource in Washington in 2004.

From 2001 to 2003, Hill was as co-anchor and correspondent for TechTV's daily news program, "Tech Live", where she anchored live coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks and co-produced and anchored a number of specials for the network, including the debate surrounding embryonic stem cell research. She joined the network in 1998 when it was known as ZDTV, and helped launch its online radio operations, ZDTV Radio. Hill began her journalism career at PC Week where she wrote, produced and edited interviews, newscasts, and streaming events over the magazine's online news radio station, "PC Week Radio".

Hill was part of the NBC News team that won a Peabody Award for the network's 2013 cross-platform effort, "In Plain Sight: Poverty in America", highlighting poverty in 21st century America. In 2015, the Alliance for Women in Media honored her with the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent.

Hill graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. An avid cook and runner, she lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

Erica is on Twitter at @EricaRHill.