Angela Hill has been an integral force at WWL-TV for more than 35 years, joining the station's "Eyewitness News" staff back in 1975. After three decades of being invited into thousands of local homes every weeknight, and becoming a broadcast icon in the New Orleans market, Angela retired from nightly newscasts in April 2013 but remains with the station, producing documentaries and special programs for Channel 4.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism in 1972, Angela immersed herself in the field of television journalism and all its challenges. Assuming the roles of Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Assistant News Director at two small television stations in her native Texas, Angela quickly gained the kind of multi-faceted experience that was destined to propel her to the top as one of the industry's most trusted local news personalities.
Only months after joining WWL-TV as a consumer reporter, Angela's natural talent soon earned her a coveted chair behind the station's 6 and 10 p.m. anchor desk. Since then, she has remained a cornerstone of New Orleans television broadcasting. In addition to her anchor duties, Angela's career has also encompassed in-depth special reports and prime-time documentaries filed from the world capitals of London, Paris, and Rome as well as from such far-flung places as China, Beirut, and Africa.
During her extraordinary career, Angela has garnered numerous local and national industry awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow award. She has been inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame, while the Press Club of New Orleans has honored her with its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. A brass plate in front of the Hilton Hotel lists Angela's name, along with other prominent local civic leaders, as a distinguished member of the city's "Walk of Fame." Other national honors include the prestigious Gabriel Award, the Gracie Award, and a Freedom Foundation Award.
For seven successful years, Angela hosted the popular and critically-acclaimed "Angela Show," which ran weekday afternoons on WWL-TV. She created and hosted the daily talk show that highlighted local and national issues while also showcasing local and national talent in entertainment, business and academics.
Yet Angela's contributions to her community also extend way beyond the television cameras. Her profound love of animals and people alike has inspired her to give countless hours to diverse organizations ranging from the LASPCA to Goodwill, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the United Way. Angela was named the first-ever "Animal Ambassador" by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for her tireless work promoting the issues of animal welfare.
Angela's considerable journalistic skills remain a cornerstone of Channel 4 in her role as documentary producer and host, where she builds on her decades of reporting skills, in a special format, building on a career as one of south Louisiana's most respected and beloved broadcast journalists.