Jarred Hill Biography
Jarred Hill an American Journalist at WXII 12 news he is a weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter in December 2015. He covers Northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. There, he reported on a range of stories, from snowstorms to a ninja warrior training gym, and the three-week-long manhunt for two convicted murders who escaped from a maximum security prison in Northern New York.
Jarred also worked as a reporter in Salisbury, Maryland and spent a few years in New York City as a NBC Page (like Kenneth from 30 Rock) and at DatelineNBC. Prince George’s County, Maryland native is always looking for good food, so please feel free to send him restaurant (and karaoke) recommendations along with story ideas.
Jarred Hill Age
Jarred Age was born on 26 November 1987 in Daingerfield Morris County, Texas, United States. He is 31 years old as of 2018.
Jarred Hill Family
The famous journalist is a son to Robert Hill the father who was born 1952 and mother by the name Sharon Baker.
and he has one sibling by the name Gabrielle Hill.
Jarred Hill Married
Jarred martial status is still under review and will be updated soon.
Jarred Hill Education
Hill graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta. Through the Emma Bowen Foundation, he received a five-year internship with C-SPAN. He also spent several years in New York City as an NBC page.
Jarred Hill WXII 12 and Career
Before Jarred joined WXII 12 news, they reported that Viewers in the Triad will continue to see Hill reporting from Washington on weekday mornings on WXII 12 News with anchors Kimberly Van Scoy and DaVonté McKenith, meteorologist Brian Slocum and newcomer Brea Love, starting Oct. 25.
Jarred will focus on the station’s coverage leading up to the midterm elections on Nov. 6. WXII 12 and parent Hearst Television have been awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism for nine consecutive years.
Hill joined WXII 12 News in December 2015. He most recently served as co-anchor of WXII 12 News at 4 p.m. and co-anchor of WXII 12 News at 10 p.m., which is seen on WCWG The Triad CW. He was also the main contributor for breaking news stories.
Hill has played a key role in providing live coverage for Hearst Television stations throughout his career including Hurricane Florence in Wilmington; the memorial of the Rev. Billy Graham in the District of Columbia; the shooting at the congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia; and the upstate New York prison escape.
Before joining Hearst Television, Hill spent two years as a reporter at WMDT-TV covering news in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
Jarred Hill NBC
Jarred also worked as a reporter in Salisbury, Maryland and spent a few years in New York City as an NBC Page (like Kenneth from 30 Rock) and at DatelineNBC. Hill also played a role in the NBC Dateline Program Coordinator from September 2011 to September 2012 (1 year 1 month)• Assistant to Executive Producer, Senior Investigative Producer, and correspondents.
Together with a small team, manage social networking profiles & assist in developing social media strategy. Perform administrative tasks to help maintain office functionality. Collect tapes, research and pitch stories for primetime news content.
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Jarred Hill Interview
Which of your experiences do you think prepared you best for this job?
I guess in a lot of ways being a Page [at NBC Universal] prepared me a lot because as a Page, it’s your job to know literally everything about NBC Universal—and now Comcast—so you just had to study stuff a lot. That prepared me, I think, [for] coming here and just learning on the job really fast, because it was your job, and if you didn’t learn it, you would get fired. So that was a big thing.
And also, when it comes to being a reporter, from what I’ve gathered, you can have all the technical skills in the world, but if you don’t come off as comfortable and yourself on camera, then it’s doesn’t work. So throughout most of my life, I did a lot of theater and acting, and I think that kind of prepared me in a lot of ways to perform on camera.
Now that you are in your very first on-air reporting job, is it everything you thought it would be?
It’s everything I thought it would be… less and more. It’s a lot of work! That’s the one thing that I quickly, quickly learned. A lot of people who work 9-5 leave their job and they’re done. They might get a phone call here and there asking them to do something, but they don’t really have to think about work anymore. For me, once I leave the office, I already have to be thinking about the story for the next day—thinking about who I’m going to contact, what’s going to pan out, where I’m going to logistically have to go. So I’ve learned that it’s a lot of work.
But at the same time, I step back and think about it and [realize] what you do is really cool, because you’re basically telling the stories of the people and the communities that you live in and that are watching you on TV. You are, in a lot of ways, how people find out about what’s going on in their neighborhood, or their city, or their town.
First job, the pay is terrible. That is no secret and if anybody tells you otherwise, they are a liar. The first job you’re not going to get paid, but it really does help—at least for me it helps—to [know] that it’s something I really want to do. I like it enough to be poor… be the working poor.
You’re probably kind of a local celebrity. Do people recognize you from TV?
Yeah, they do. That was kind of weird. One of the first times that anybody recognized me was at the grocery store, and one of the women that worked at the cash register asked me what the weather was going to be tomorrow. And I thought, “The weather?! I don’t know. Why is she asking me what the weather’s going to be tomorrow?” And then it clicked in my head that she was associating me with seeing the news, and I guess that’s what she could think of from the news: they do the weather. That was the first time and it’s happened more and more, the longer that I’ve been here, and the more I fill it at the anchor desk, people see me for longer. So yeah, that’s kind of weird that people know your name and you have no clue who they are, but it’s also deeply flattering at the same time.
What advice can you offer an aspiring reporter?
If you’re in school or just graduating from school, study who you admire. Watch the news not just for information, but to see how people do their job. Just like how a football player will watch another star football player work or practice, or a singer will listen to someone that they really like, if you want to be a reporter, watch people and see how they report. You’ll learn a lot about everything from what kind of shirt and tie [to wear] to hand gestures to writing techniques. So watch the work of people that you admire.
If you are just getting into your first job as a reporter, try as hard as you can to learn the ins and outs of whatever community you are in, because that’s where the stories are coming from. The more you know about where you are and what goes on there, the better you’ll be at your job.
And be nice, because when you are on TV, people will definitely talk about you if you’re not. I’ve overheard conversations about other people that on the air here and then they [say to me], “oh but you’re nice, don’t worry about it.” If you’re not nice, you will get talked about.