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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The Philadelphia Eagles pulled out of their season-opening slump while adding to the frustration of the New York Giants.

Carson Wentz threw for a season-high three touchdowns and the Eagles avoided their first three-game losing streak since 2016 by downing the Giants, 34-13 at the Meadowlands. Wentz finished with 278 passing yards sandwiched touchdowns throws of 13 and 1 yard to Alshon Jeffery around a 10-yarder to tight end Zach Ertz to help the 3-3 Eagles build a 31-6 lead.

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

Cloudy with rain, possibly heavy at times today. Also the chance of thunderstorms  Highs in the lower 70s. 

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Evgeny Kuznetsov continued his dominance against the Vegas Golden Knights, scoring a goal and assisting on three more as part of a 5-2 Washington Capitals victory Wednesday night in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Final.

Kuznetsov assisted on two goals by Alex Ovechkin and one by Nicklas Backstrom and scored his own on the power play. The leading scorer in the Cup Final with eight points in five games, Kuznetsov has seven points through the defending champions' first three games of the regular season.

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The majors' top two teams during the regular seasons will square off in the American League Championship Series.

The Boston Red Sox advanced by surviving a wild ninth inning to beat the Yankees, 4-3 in Game 4 of the ALDS in the Bronx. The Yankees scored twice in the ninth and had the potential winning run on base when third baseman Eduardo Nunez grabbed a slow roller and threw out Gleyber Torres at first to end the game. The Yankees challenged the call at first base, but the Red Sox were able to celebrate in earnest following a 63-second review.

The Red Sox reached losing pitcher CC Sabathia for three runs in the third inning to end the left-hander's night. J.D. Martinez put Boston ahead with a sacrifice fly and Ian Kinsler followed with an RBI double before scoring on a single by Eduardo Nunez to make it a 3-0 game.

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Brock Holt made major league playoff history while helping the Boston Red Sox blow out the Yankees to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Division Series.

The Red Sox infielder became the first player to hit for a cycle in a postseason game, going 4-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored in a 16-1 laugher in the Bronx. Holt completed the feat by belting a two-run homer in the ninth off catcher Austin Romine, who was asked to get the last three outs.

Holt also hit a two-run triple and Andrew Benintendi laced a three-run double while the Red Sox scored seven times in the fourth to chase loser Luis Severino and take a 10-0 lead.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have swept themselves into the National League Championship Series with their second straight shutout of the Rockies.

Light-hitting Erik Kratz had three hits and the Brewers homered three times in a 6-0 rout in Denver. Kratz scored once and was 3-for-4 to finish the three-game series with a .625 average.

Christian Yelich walked and scored the game's first run on Travis Shaw's grounder in the opening inning. Jesus Aguilar doubled Milwaukee's lead with a fourth-inning homer off loser German before the Brewers scored twice in the sixth on a balk and a wild pitch.

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Tom Brady reached yet another NFL milestone while leading the New England Patriots to their second straight win since a 1-2 start.

Brady's third and final touchdown pass of the night was also the 500th of his career as the Patriots downed the Colts' 38-24. The 41-year-old quarterback reached the milestone by hitting Josh Gordon for a 34-yard score with 9:19 remaining, giving New England a 31-17 lead. It came 3 ½ minutes after Andrew Luck found Eric Swoope for a 13-yard score to get Indianapolis within seven points.

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The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is about to heat up once again.

The Bronx Bombers were able to advance to the American League Division Series by whipping the Oakland Athletics, 7-2 and setting up a meeting with the Red Sox. Aaron Judge opened the scoring with a homer and Giancarlo Stanton capped the Yankees' offense with a solo blast as New York won the AL wild-card game for the second straight year.

Judge put New York ahead by belting a two-run homer off A's starter Liam Hendriks two batters into the bottom of the first.

The Yankees padded their lead in the sixth as Aaron Hicks laced an RBI double and scored on Luke Voit's two-run triple. Didi Gregorius followed with a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

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

Morning clouds, then sunshine mixing with clouds in the afternoon. Dry.  Highs near in the mid 60s along I-90, near70 south and lower 60s north. 

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Tony Wolters is the latest hero for the Colorado Rockies as the team moved into the National League Division Series for the first time since 2009.

Wolters delivered an RBI single with two out in the 13th inning to send the Rockies past the Cubs, 2-1 at Wrigley Field. The backup catcher entered as part of a double-switch in the bottom of the 12th and set up a meeting with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Winning pitcher Scott Oberg struck out all four batters he faced. He fanned Kris Bryant to end the 12th before striking out the side in the 13th to end the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history.

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

Cloudy with a few showers this morning, also areas of fog and drizzle. Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, some with heavy rain.  Highs in the mid to upper 60s.  

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers have managed to avoid the National League wild-card game by winning their respective division titles in one-game playoffs Monday. The Dodgers claimed their sixth consecutive NL West crown, while the Brewers captured the NL Central and home-field advantage for the division and championship series.

Walker Buehler was fantastic as the Dodgers earned a 5-2 win over the Rockies. The rookie carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and left the game after yielding just one single over 6 2/3 shutout innings.

Buehler also capped the Dodgers scoring with an RBI single that made it 5-0 in the sixth.

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The New York Yankees have moved closer to hosting next week's AL wild-card game with Thursday's 12-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

CC Sabathia got his 246th win but was ejected in the sixth inning for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine.

New York, which is now 98-61, moved two games ahead of Oakland, now 96-63, for hosting the Oct. 3 wild-card game. The Yankees hold the tiebreaker, which means another Yankees win or Athletics loss ensures the game would be in the Bronx.

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

A mix of sun and clouds and cooler today with lower humidity.  Highs in the mid to upper 60s.  

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Massachusetts regulators are calling for an outside review of the state's natural gas distribution system in the wake of gas explosions and fires that affected three communities earlier this month.

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The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are the latest teams to clinch playoff berth. And there's a new leader in the National League West.

The Cubs squandered a 6-1 lead before Albert Almora Jr. provided a walk-off single in the 10th inning to push Chicago past the Pirates, 7-6. Jason Hayward slammed a two-run homer and Javier Baez picked up his NL-leading 111th RBI with a run-scoring single.

Starling Marte extended the game with a two-run double off Justin Wilson in the ninth before the Cubs stopped a two-game skid and stayed a half-game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central.

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The Houston Astros claimed their second straight AL West crown with a little help from Chris Herrmann and the Seattle Mariners.

Herrman slammed a two-run, walk-off homer in the 11th inning to complete Seattle's comeback in a 10-8 triumph over the Oakland Athletics. The A's had an 8-5 lead until Denard Span laced a two-run double in the eighth, one inning before Kyle Seager's RBI single extended the game.

Marcus Semien homered for the Athletics, who were eliminated from the division race and fell 2 ½ games behind the Yankees for the first AL wild card.

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The Colorado Rockies have moved up in the National League wild-card race following their lopsided win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rockies pitcher Jon Gray lowered his ERA to 4.91 by holding the Phils to a run and four hits over seven innings of a 10-1 rout. Gray blanked the Phillies until Rhys Hoskins slammed his 33rd home run of the season in the top of the seventh, after the Rockies had built a 9-0 lead.

David Dahl slammed a two-run homer and Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Gray got into the mix with a bases-loaded walk during Colorado's five-run third.

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Tiger Woods is able to celebrate a PGA victory for the first time in five years.

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries by taking the win the Tour Championship by two strokes over Billy Horschel. Woods was up by as many as five strokes in the final round before completing a 1-over 71 that left him 11 under for the tournament.

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It finally happened. The 19-game winless streak is over. The Cleveland Browns have their first victory since December 2016, and their rookie quarterback led them to victory.

The Browns trailed 14-0 near halftime before first overall pick Baker Mayfield entered the game and rallied Cleveland to its first win in 635 days, 21-17 over the New York Jets.

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David Price had another rough night in the Bronx as the Red Sox failed for the second straight game to clinch the AL East.

The Yankees staved off elimination by crushing the first-place Red Sox, 10-1. Luke Voit homered twice off Price and was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Rookie Miguel Andujar slammed his 25th home run and Aaron Hicks had three RBIs, including a two-run triple.

Price was rocked for six runs - four earned - and five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He is 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA in 42 games lifetime against the Yankees.

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The New York Yankees prevented the Boston Red Sox from wrapping up a third straight division title.

Neil Walker belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Yankees past the Red Sox, 3-2. Walker's 10th round-tripper of the season erased a 1-0 deficit and prevented Boston from clinching the AL East.

Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi left the game with a 1-0 lead after limiting the Bombers to two hits over six shutout innings. Brandon Workman replaced Eovaldi and walked Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez before Walker went deep off Ryan Brazier.

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The Milwaukee Brewers stayed 2 ½ games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs by getting a one-of-a-kind performance from their All-Star outfielder.

Christian Yelich hit for the cycle for the second time this season and Wade Miley worked five innings of the Brewers' 8-0 rout of the Reds. Yelich belted a two-run homer and added a two-run triple that completed his cycle in the fifth inning.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the gubernatorial race in New York state.

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It was a tough afternoon for the defending Super Bowl champs and the reigning AFC Champions.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Eagles. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 32 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010.

DeSean Jackson scored on a 75-yard reception on the first play of the game, and O.J. Howard also had a 75-yard TD grab before halftime.

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David Wright is going to play one more game, but it will likely be his last.

The New York Mets say their longtime third baseman will be activated before their final homestand and start Sept. 29 against the Marlins, the team's penultimate game of the season.

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

Mostly cloudy and milder with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today.  Highs near 80.

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The Boston Red Sox have their first 100-win season since their 1946 American League pennant run.

David Price combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Red Sox picked up their third straight win, 1-0 over the Blue Jays. Price is 15-6 with a 3.42 after limiting Toronto to three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings.

Aaron Sanchez was almost as effective, but he also uncorked a wild pitch that scored Rafael Devers in the fifth inning.

Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 39th save, helping Boston improve to a major league-best 100-46. The Red Sox take on the Blue Jays Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

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

Mostly cloudy and milder with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today.  Highs in the mid 70s.  

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Pinch-hitter Brock Holt belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh and the Red Sox became the first team to wrap up a playoff berth by rallying to beat the Blue Jays, 7-2.

Boston trailed 2-0 until Steve Pearce laced an RBI triple and Holt followed with a blast. Bosox ace Chris Sale pitched a scoreless first inning in his first start since going on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, allowing one hit while striking out two.

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