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E.D. Hill
Born July 27, 1961 (1961-07-27) (age 48)
Occupation Former anchor of America's Election Headquarters
(Fox News Channel)
For E. D. Hill, the American labor union president, see Edwin D. Hill.

E. D. Hill (born Edith Ann Tarbox on July 27, 1961) is an American news anchor and radio host who formerly worked for Fox News Channel.

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Biography

E.D. Hill was born Edith Ann Tarbox in Dripping Springs, Texas. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Holcomb Tarbox of Lakeway, Texas.

Hill holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority[citation needed]. Hill won a local Emmy Award for Outstanding News Special while working for WHDH-TV in Boston (1990–91), and has also received a Golden Quill Award for live spot news reporting. She also attended the University of Minnesota Duluth.

In 1989 [1] she was married to Marc Philip Weill. They had children and divorced. One daughter from this marriage is Laurel Weill (January 1992) who attends The Hockaday School, an all-girls school in Dallas, Texas. Her second marriage was with J David Donaehey. They had children and also divorced [2].

After two years of dating, she married her third husband, venture capitalist Joe Hill, in March 2002. He has three children from a previous marriage. Together they have daughter Sumner Holcomb Hill (February 2003) and son Joseph Wolf Hill (February 2004). Hill has been married three times, taking her husband's surname professionally each time, and so she has worked in television under four different names:

  1. Edye Tarbox (maiden name)
  2. E.D. Weill
  3. E.D. Donahey
  4. E.D. Hill

Hill says she's a "primary-voting Democrat".[3]

Career

Hill was a V.J. for VH1 in the mid-1980s, under the name Edye Tarbox. She later became an anchorwoman.

Hill joined the Fox News network in 1998 as anchor for Fox and Friends, which she was on from 1998 to 2006. Hill later moved to the 2:00 p.m. hour after serving as host of the 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon block of Fox News Live from 2006 until her show America's Pulse was cancelled in 2008. She also co-hosted Bill O'Reilly's Radio Factor for a while. She had also filled in for Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor.

On Friday June 6, 2008, Hill asked whether a fist bump between then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, after the final 2008 Presidential Democratic primaries was a "terrorist fist jab." Hill, introducing an upcoming discussion before a commercial break, posited that the gesture was either "A fist bump? A pound? [or] A terrorist fist jab?," but never explained the term when the segment continued after the break[4]. The incident set off a controversy among bloggers and TV commentators [5][6][7][8]. Hill apologized for her comments the next day [9]. The next week, Fox News announced that Hill's show America's Pulse had been canceled. Martha McCallum's show The Live Desk would become two hours (1-3 p.m.), and Trace Gallagher would become a co-host with Martha[10].

In November 2008, after the general election, it was announced that Hill's contract with Fox will not be renewed. She would continue with the network until her contract expired. Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox Bill Shine says that he "chose not to renew E.D.'s latest contract" but noted that "Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best"[11].

Hill stepped into the spotlight again in 2009, where she returned to co-host the popular ABC daytime show "The View" (she previously co-hosted in October 2008) on September 23 and 25.[12].

Books

In November 2005 William Morrow published Hill's first book, a collection of personal profiles entitled Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life. Her next book, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent, was published in 2007.

Work History

  • (1984–1985) KDLH-TV, Duluth, MN - reporter/anchor
  • (1986–1987) KXXV-TV, Waco, TX - reporter/anchor
  • (1987) VH-1 - VJ
  • (1987) WCBS-TV, New York, NY - news writer and producer
  • (1987–1989) WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, PA - anchor
  • (1989–1990) CBS News - business anchor, CBS Morning News and "CBS Radio"
  • (1990–1992) WHDH-TV, Boston, MA - anchor
  • (1992–1995) WABC-TV, New York, NY - anchor and reporter
  • (1998–1999) Fox News - anchor, Fox News Live
  • (1999–2006) Fox News - co-host, Fox & Friends
  • (2006–2007) Fox News - anchor, Fox News Live
  • (2007–2008) Fox News - anchor, America's Pulse
  • (2000–2005) Fox Radio - co-host, "The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly"
  • (2008–2009) Fox News - anchor, Fox News Channel

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References

  1. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7DB1238F933A05757C0A96F948260
  2. ^ http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/06/foxs-ed-hill-impersonates-helen-thomas
  3. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2003-08-17-fox-am_x.htm
  4. ^ "Fox News Asks if Michelle and Barack Did a 'Terrorist Fist Jab'". ABC News. 2008-06-09. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/fox-news-asks-i.html. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  5. ^ "Fox News' E.D. Hill teased discussion of Obama dap: "A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab?"". Media Matters for America. 2008-06-06. http://mediamatters.org/items/200806060007. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  6. ^ Morning Joe, MSNBC, June 10, 2008
  7. ^ Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, June 9, 2008
  8. ^ Verdict with Dan Abrams, MSNBC, June 9, 2008
  9. ^ Hill Apologizes For "Terrorist" Tease - mediabistro.com: TVNewser
  10. ^ "Fox News Changes: "Terrorist Fist Jab" Anchor E.D. Hill Loses Her Show, Laura Ingraham In At 5PM". The Huffington Post. 2008-06-10. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/10/fox-news-changes-terroris_n_106306.html. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  11. ^ Graham, Nicholas (2008-11-18). "E.D. Hill To Leave Fox News Channel". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/17/ed-hill-leaves-fox-news-c_n_144513.html. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  12. ^ Shea, Danny (2009-08-20). "Meghan McCain, E.D. Hill to Guest Host "The View" During Elisabeth Hasselbeck Maternity Leave". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/20/meghan-mccain-ed-hill-to_n_263871.html. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 







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