Michael Hill

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Michael Hill is NYPR's Host of Morning Edition at WNYC. 

Michael is a native of Newark and has spent the last 6-plus years covering the Garden State as an anchor, correspondent and multi-media journalist.

He's thrilled to have stepped into the role of hosting — anchoring, writing and delivering news and announcements to the metro area and beyond. Michael is an avid Scrabble player, cherishes a great mystery and welcomes great opportunities to laugh at life.

Michael Hill appears in the following:

Ranked Choice Voting Debate Continues As Board Prepares For Manual Recounts In Two Races

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WNYC's Michael Hill and Brigid Bergin discuss the latest in the debate over ranked-choice voting.

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NJ Supreme Court Considers Overturns Murder Conviction Due To Implicit Bias

Monday, July 19, 2021

The state's highest court ordered a retrial in the first-degree murder case.

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NY AG Interview With Cuomo Could Signal An Ending Investigation

Monday, July 19, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's troubles don't end after his meeting with investigators over the weekend.

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The COVID Data That New York State Makes Hard To Find -- Or Won't Release

Friday, July 16, 2021

WNYC
This week, the Associated Press reported that New York's COVID-19 death tally is lower than the federal government’s count. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

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How Parents Can Prepare For The Delta Variant

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

WNYC
Because COVID-19 vaccines remain unavailable for anyone under 12, many parents are in the awkward position of being protected against the virus while their kids are not.

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NYC's Cumbia Scene Looks Forward

Friday, July 02, 2021

As New York gets started on what looks to be a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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2020: Defund the NYPD. 2021: Increase Their Budget.

Friday, July 02, 2021

Last year, advocates pushed to reallocate money from police departments into social services. This year, the City Council increased the NYPD's budget by $200 million. What changed? 

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Former Commissioner Bill Bratton Looks Back

Friday, July 02, 2021

In his more than 40-year career in law enforcement, Bill Bratton is one of only two people to have served as NYPD commissioner twice. 

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After Releasing Unofficial Ranked-Choice Results, Mayor’s Race Thrown Into Chaos As BOE Admits “Discrepancy”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition host Michael Hill to discuss the state of play in the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Police Commissioner Dermot Shea Looks Back On NYPD's Crackdown In Mott Haven

Monday, June 14, 2021

Gothamist
"I said at the time and I still say that I believe the officers that responded did a good job," says Commissioner Shea. 

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Murphy Wants To Shut Down NJ's Only Women's Prison After Years Of Abuse Against Inmates

Monday, June 07, 2021

Murphy announced his intention to shutter the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility after releasing a report detailing a January attack on inmates.

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Mayoral Candidates Fan Out Across The Boroughs In Last Weekend Before Early Voting

Monday, June 07, 2021

WNYC's Morning Edition Host Michael Hill spoke with reporter Gwynne Hogan with the latest from the campaign trail. 

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As Live Performances Restart, Local Musicians Look to the Future

Friday, June 04, 2021

As New York begins to look ahead to a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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Why Sports Fans Keep Acting Badly

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Yes, many fans have been cooped up during the pandemic. But it likely goes deeper than that. 

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The "Broadway Bodies" Conversation Moves to Center Stage

Friday, May 28, 2021

A short sentence in a recent article about Broadway actors returning to stages this fall has ignited a conversation about body expectations in the professional acting world.

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NY, NJ Lift Most Indoor Capacity Limits In Regional Reopening But Differ On Mask Rules

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

WNYC
While most indoor businesses will no longer have capacity limits, masking rules differ on each side of the Hudson.

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NJ Party Machine Defeats Progressive Slate in Collingswood

Friday, May 14, 2021

Activists across the state watched to see if they could win one town in the powerful stronghold of George Norcross.

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What To Watch For In Tonight's Mayoral Debate

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Eight mayoral candidates will go head-to-head. 

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Primary Day Primer: What You Need To Know With Less Than Six Weeks Until Voting Begins

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Each Monday between now and Primary Day, WNYC and Gothamist's election team will be joining us to tell us what we need to know. To kick things off, we have WNYC's Brigid Bergin.

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FBI Raids Rudy Giuliani's Office For Evidence Related To Ukraine Scandal

Thursday, April 29, 2021

WNYC
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani faces a legal reckoning in the same federal prosecutor's office he used to lead.

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