Michael Hill


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:

"A smile a mile wide:" NJ councilmember remembers Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

Friday, February 03, 2023

The shooting death of Sayreville, New Jersey, Councilmember Eunice Dwumfour sent shockwaves across the state. Her loss is especially felt in the place where she lived and served. 


"Who commanded this unit?" The federal monitor for Newark's police on Tyre Nichol's death.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

As the video of police in Memphis fatally beating Tyre Nichols continues to resonate, the conversation around policing is moving from a call for reform to a call for a re-imagining.


Local newspapers continue to disappear in New Jersey

Monday, January 30, 2023

About 2 news organizations in the U.S. shut down every week, according to the New York Times. Earlier this month, New Jersey lost another handful.


Mayor Adams lays out his priorities for second year in office

Friday, January 27, 2023

Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a number of key initiatives during his second annual State of the City address. 


Harlem has a new truck depot that almost no one wants

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Harlem was supposed to get more apartments with affordable housing. Instead, it got a truck depot.

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Residents of the Cooper Park Houses say they are victims of decades of environmental racism.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The group of mostly Black Elders say they suffer negative health consequences because they live near throughways for fossil fuels.


New Yorkers navigate the risks and realities of gas stoves

Thursday, January 19, 2023

A new report on health risks associated with gas stoves has sparked conversation about their use going forward, but millions of New Yorkers are still exposed to gas ranges every day.


Submit Your Song to the All Of It Public Song Project

Friday, January 13, 2023

IDK if you're ready for this.


The American Museum of Natural History ushers in a new era

Thursday, January 12, 2023

As everything else changes in New York, the American Museum of Natural History stays the same. But the museum will soon undergo one of its biggest changes in decades. 

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Gov. Kathy Hochul to deliver her second State of the State address

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The speech will set the agenda in Albany for the 2023 legislative session. It's expected to include a major plan to expand housing. 


What New Yorkers need to know as thousands of NYC nurses begin strike

Monday, January 09, 2023

Roughly 7,100 nurses are poised to walk off the job Monday.


An interview with Flint Rasmussen, rodeo clown for Professional Bull Riders

Friday, January 06, 2023

New York City audiences may think they’ve seen it all, but Flint Rasmussen knows his show will still hold novelty for some.


The North Shore Leader is a tiny LI newspaper who says George Santos has been lying to their community for years

Thursday, January 05, 2023

George Santos has gone to Washington this week to join the U-S House amid a smorgasbord of scandal. Santos, and his lies, have been the talk of the town for two weeks now.

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"Stomp" takes a final bow in Manhattan

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

The off-Broadway show “Stomp” is closing after almost 29 years of performance in New York. 


A new interactive map of Hopper paintings reveals a century of gentrification

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

A new interactive map pairs present-day pictures of New York cityscapes with paintings of them by the artist Edward Hopper.


Recent attacks sparking concerns over a larger pattern targeting gay men

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

The recent robberies and deaths of two men who police say may have been drugged at gay bars in Manhattan has sparked wider fears in the community.


Plan to house people discharged from Rikers with serious medical problems meets backlash

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

The words "housing crisis" are an everyday part of life in New York City. But when it comes to formerly incarcerated people, they take on extra weight.


Manhattan DA says he won't prosecute a woman arrested in the death of her abusive husband.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Alvin Bragg says he is no longer convinced that Tracy McCarter should be prosecuted in the stabbing death of James Murray.

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Are Police Records in New Jersey Becoming More Transparent, or Less?

Friday, November 18, 2022

Advocates say changes meant to improve accountability may be a step backward.


NYC taxpayers paid a federal monitor $18 million for the last 7 years to help fix Rikers. What went wrong?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Today, attorneys for Rikers detainees are expected to ask for a federal receiver, who could override local laws and wrest control of the jails away from the city.