Erica Hill is a news anchor for CNN/U.S. and a correspondent for Anderson Cooper 360° and Campbell Brown: No Bias. No Bull. Hill joined CNN in January 2003 as an anchor at Headline News, most recently for Prime News with Erica Hill, a live two-hour interview and news program. She began providing news updates for Anderson Cooper 360° in April 2005 and joined the program full-time in February 2008. She is based in New York.
At Headline News, Hill anchored numerous breaking news reports including the death of actor Heath Ledger, baseball player Cory Lidle flying a plane into a New York high-rise apartment and the Northeast U.S. blackout. She provided political coverage for the network for both the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns including updates for Headline Prime and Glenn Beck for the current primary election season.
Among other stories, Hill reported from Mississippi as part of CNN's coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She also anchored coverage of the war in Iraq, including the discovery of American contractor Thomas Hamill after he escaped his captors there and the Northeast U.S. blackout in 2003. She has also served as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource in the Washington, D.C., bureau.
Hill joined the network from Tech TV in San Francisco, where she was co-anchor and correspondent for Tech Live, a 30-minute daily news magazine. Hill was on the air live when the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks began and anchored throughout the day and as events continued to unfold.
Additionally, Hill was a reporter for Tech TV News where she covered a wide variety of technology stories. She also anchored and co-produced specials on a number of topics including the debate surrounding embryonic stem cell research, the technology behind the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2001 Oscars.
Hill began her journalism career at PC Week where she was a production assistant for PC Week Radio, the online news radio station for the magazine. She was also a conference coordinator for the Software Publishers Association Europe in Paris.
Hill earned her bachelors degree in journalism, graduating summa cum laude from Boston University.