Mr. Hill is a storyteller, writer, blogger, video journalist and sports commentator based in D.C., by way of West Philadelphia (insert “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reference here). It’s an apt comparison considering he has been straddling cultural extremes — black, white, rich, poor — throughout his life.
Hill is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor on political science. When not in class, he worked as a sports commentator at the university. He was also the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Hilltop.
Managing a paper gave Hill a platform to continue to publish stories that challenge stereotypes. Editorial risk-taking has positioned him as being a credible voice about issues related to race, youth, sports and politics. His article about the 2012 elections, for instance, countered narratives by pundits who expected a low youth voting turnout for President Obama’s second term. That piece was published in The Washington Post via TheRoot.
Mr. Hill received a pat on the back from the president during the 2014 White House Correspondent’s Dinner, where he was awarded the first ever Harry McAlpin Scholarship.
Hill says he enjoys sports, and expressing his individuality through his collection of multicolored socks.
- By Titania Kumeh