Elizabeth Hill

Assistant Morning Edition Producer

Elizabeth Hill graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication specializing in audio editing.  She began working at WAMC for the engineering department shortly after graduation as a weekend control room operator.  Elizabeth brought her passion to travel to WAMC by introducing Postcards From The Road.  Postcards is a travel podcast showcasing the stories of people from all walks of life.

In 2018 Elizabeth moved into the newsroom as the assistant Morning Edition producer and part-time reporter.  She works to bring an arts and cultural aspect to her stories.  Since starting her new role she has previewed community events, played a little Rugby and she has introduced new leadership to WAMC listeners.

Elizabeth has also not stopped traveling!  She has visited Belize, Guatemala, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy and Morocco, and that is just since she has been with WAMC!

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Connecticut Open

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The Connecticut Open is the final tuneup for the women before the U.S. Open in New York.

This year's tournament features five of the top 10 ranked players in the world: No. 1 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Garcia, No. 6 Petra Kvitova, No. 8 Karolina Pliskova and No. 10 Julia Goerges.

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The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again.

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At a cemetery in suburban New York, one grave is flanked with baseballs and bats instead of bouquets.

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Wilson Ramos and the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen prevented the ballclub from losing any more ground in the NL East.

Ramos drove in three runs in his Phillies debut and the pen allowed no earned runs over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-4 win over Boston Red Sox. Ramos came within a home run of the cycle and scored three times for the Phillies, who remain two games behind the division-leading Braves.

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J.A. Happ allowed one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third consecutive start since joining the New York Yankees, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1. The wild card-leading Yankees remained 10 games behind the runaway Red Sox in the AL East despite having the second-best record in the majors at 75-44. The series continues Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.

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Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball history, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday.

The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves' bullpen in Game 1 , powering Atlanta to a 9-1 victory. Haitian-American Touki Toussaint pitched six strong innings to claim the win in his major league debut.

It was more of the same from Acuna in the nightcap. He sent a towering shot into the seats in left-center, sparking the Braves to a 6-1 win behind another strong outing on the mound from Mike Foltynewicz.

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Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship, playing poised and mistake-free golf down the stretch amid ear-splitting roars for Tiger Woods and a late charge from a revitalized Adam Scott.

The U.S. Open champion closed with a 4-under 66 to reach 16 under for the tournament. That left Koepka three shots clear of Scott and two ahead of Woods, whose Sunday charge electrified the packed grounds of Bellerive Country Club as if it were a decade ago.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A rising star in college basketball's coaching ranks threw a punch that led to the death of a New York City tourist who apparently mistook him for an Uber driver, police said on Thursday.

Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, police said.

Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, made contact with the window of Jones' SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister's wedding, police said.

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Western New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins says he will seek reelection as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about Consolidated Funding Applications in central New York. CFA's were created as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic plan to streamline grant application processes statewide.

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The Atlanta Braves have shaved another game off the Philadelphia Phillies' lead in the NL East.

Charlie Culberson belted a three-run homer and Mike Foltynewicz worked into the sixth inning of the Braves' eighth victory in 10 games, an 8-3 dismantling of the Nationals in Washington. Tyler Flowers and Ronald Acuna Jr. added two-run blasts in the fourth off Tommy Milone, who was torched for seven runs over six innings.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's special election in Ohio. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the ongoing trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Trump.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Mostly cloudy and humid today with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s.

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Mitch Moreland belted a three-run homer while the Red Sox scored five times in the 10th inning of their fifth consecutive win, 10-7 at Toronto. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run homer later in the 10th and Moreland finished with four RBIs for Boston. Bosox slugger J.D. Martinez also had four RBIs and slammed his major league-leading 34th home run, a three-run blast in the eighth. Game 2 is Wednesday at 7:07 p.m.

The Red Sox still lead the AL East by nine games over the Yankees after Miguel Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning of New York's 4-3 victory against the White Sox. Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run shot as New York won its second straight following a five-game skid. After Stanton's homer made it 3-1 in the 10th, Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer against Zach Britton in the bottom half to extend the game. The series wraps up at 8:10 p.m.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:    

Partly sunny, very warm and humid today with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 80s to near 90.

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Lance Lynn had two hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in the Yankees' 7-0 shutout of the White Sox. Gleyber Torres and Neil Walker homered and drove in two runs apiece as the Yanks ended a five-game losing streak. New York is nine games behind the AL East-leading Red Sox and top the Athletics by three games for the first wild-card berth. The series continues Tuesday at 8:10 p.m.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:   

Mostly sunny, hot and humid today.  Highs in the lower to mid 90s.

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The Red Sox completed a four-game sweep by scoring three times in the ninth before Andrew Benintendi's RBI single gave them a 5-4 win over the Yankees. Aroldis Chapman blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth as J.D. Martinez hit a two-run single before a two-out error by second baseman Miguel Andujar brought in the winning run. Mookie Betts homered for the Bosox, who now lead the AL East by 9 1/2 games over the Yanks. New York travels to Chicago to take on the White Sox Monday at 8 p.m.

Boston has the night off, heading to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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The Boston Red Sox didn't let an early 4-0 deficit stop them from opening a 6 ½-game lead over the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

Steve Pearce launched a go-ahead, three-run homer while the Bosox scored eight times in the fourth inning of a 15-7 assault on the Yanks. Pearce homered three times and had six RBIs to help the Red Sox move a major league-leading 42 games over .500 at 76-34.

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Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week.

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MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks have overtaken the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the National League West.

Zack Godley matched a career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings of the DBack's 6-0 shutout of the Rangers. A.J. Pollock's first-inning homer cleared the high wall in center field and put the Diamondbacks ahead. Nick Ahmed hit a two-run double as part of a three-run fourth inning to give Godley more than enough support to improve to 12-6.

Arizona took over first place with the Dodgers' 1-0 loss to Milwaukee. Wade Miley is 4-0 with a sparkling 2.06 ERA in seven starts at Dodger Stadium after limiting the home team to a pair of hits over seven innings.

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The Houston Astros' lead in the AL West continues to shrink as the defending World Series champs endure their longest losing skid of the season.

James Paxton pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and Nelson Cruz delivered a two-run double as the Mariners handed the Astros their fifth consecutive loss, 2-0. Paxton struck out eight and threw 82 pitches in his first game off the disabled list.

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Sunday's major league action included a near no-hitter and a pair of strong debuts by recently-traded hurlers.

The no-hit bid was authored by Sean Newcomb, who pitched the Braves to a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. Newcomb was one strike away from completing the gem until Chris Taylor hit a single through the hole, ending his afternoon after a career-high 134 pitches.

Newcomb was trying to throw Atlanta's first no-hitter since Kent Mercker in 1994.

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The New York Yankees inched closer to first place in the American League East last night, but they lost one of their slugging outfielders in the process.

Aaron Judge suffered a chipped fracture in his right wrist when he was hit by a fastball in the first inning of the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Royals. Surgery won't be necessary, but the slugging outfielder is expected to miss three weeks.

The injury took some fun out of the Yankees' ability to get within 4 ½ games of the first-place Boston Red Sox. Didi Gregorius went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer that put New York ahead 6-0 in the fourth. That was more than enough offense for Sonny Gray, who tossed three-hit ball over five scoreless innings. The series continues Friday at 7:05 p.m.

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All-Star Trevor Bauer helped the Cleveland Indians end the Pittsburgh Pirates' 11-game winning streak.

Bauer struck out 10 while limiting the Bucs to two hits over seven innings of the Indians' 4-0 shutout victory. Brad Hand fanned three of the four batters he faced for his 25th save of the season and first since being acquired from the Padres.

Edwin Encarnacion opened the scoring with a two-run single in the third inning. Yonder Alonso added a two-run homer in the eighth to help Cleveland salvage the finale of the three-game series.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Tuesday's arrests in the NXIVM case. They also discuss the felony charges against New York State Assembly candidate Robert Smullen of the 118th district.

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MLB

The Pittsburgh Pirates have run their winning streak to 11 games by clobbering the AL Central leaders for the second straight night.

Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte each hit two-run homers while the Bucs were building a 7-0 lead by the second inning of a 9-4 trouncing of the Indians in Cleveland. Polanco's blast chased Shane Bieber, who was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in just 1 2/3 innings.

Marte collected three RBIs, Josh Bell smacked a two-run homer and Corey Dickerson was 2-for-3 with a two-run triple. Marte has hit safely in his last 17 games.

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Francesco Molinari has earned his first major championship by capturing the British Open at Carnoustie.

Molinari was able to hoist the claret jug after emerging from a crowded pack in a wild final round. He closed with a bogey-free, 2-under 69 for an 8-under total.

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Kevin Kisner's economical opening round has put him atop the leaderboard in the British Open at Carnoustie.

Kisner took only 22 putts in completing a 5-under 66 that leaves him one stroke ahead of Tony Finau, Zander Lomard and Erik van Rooyen.

Kisner was 1 over going into the fifth hole when he hit a 3-iron onto the par-5 and sunk a long putt for eagle. The American followed with four more birdies, then finished with a string of pars on the difficult final holes at Carnoustie.

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The NL West leading LA Dodgers have acquired All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles for a package of five minor league prospects. The trade ends weeks of speculation concerning Machado's landing spot with Baltimore sitting deep in the AL East cellar. Machado is scheduled to become a free agent this fall.

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