Elizabeth Hill | WAMC

Elizabeth Hill

National Productions/ Outreach Coordinator and Producer

Elizabeth Hill graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication specializing in audio editing.  Shortly after graduation she began working at WAMC in the engineering department as a weekend control room operator.  Hill brought her passion for traveling to Northeast Public Radio by introducing Postcards From The Road.  Postcards is WAMC's travel podcast, which talks to people from all walks of life about their travel experiences. From the international coffee trade and a quest for sobriety to Alaskan dog races across the U.S. to the high peaks in New York's Adirondack Park. Postcards brings listeners on a journey across the globe.

In 2019 she began work in the programming department. She coordinates efforts to expand WAMC listenership to radio stations across the country. 

Hill is also a contributing producer for WAMC's national productions 51% and The Best Of Our Knowledge. Reporting for 51% she has introduced WAMC listeners to TIME'S UP and competitive axe throwing. Hill has also spoken with authors on topics such as faith and politicsdepression and racial injustice.  For The Best Of Our Knowlege, Hill has spoken to multiple authors including Callum Roberts, a leading marine conservationist.

Additionally, Hill is the radio editor for WAMC's music program Live At The Linda in 2019. LATL brings listeners some of the best musical performances that have played at The Linda- WAMC's performing arts studio.

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Rookie Victor Reyes hit his first major league home run, doubled twice and singled, leading the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 11-7.

The Yankees began the day 7 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL East and finished 3-4 on their homestand against Detroit and the Chicago White Sox, both far below-.500 teams.

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Third-stringer Danny Etling tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ralph Webb early in the second half and iced the game with an 86-yard run late as the New England Patriots beat the New York Giants 17-12 in a preseason finale Thursday night.

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Aaron Rodgers is once again the NFL's highest paid player after agreeing to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers. The two-time NFL MVP and the Packers have agreed on a four-year extension worth $134 million, with $100 million guaranteed. The deal keeps Rodgers under contract through the 2023 season. Rodgers' new annual average salary of $33.5 million per year would eclipse Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's five-year extension worth $30 million a year.

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran slugger Jose Bautista from the New York Mets for a player to be named later or cash.

Bautista batted .196 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs for the Braves and Mets this season. The Phillies entered Tuesday night's game against Washington 3½ games behind Atlanta in the NL East. A six-time All-Star for Toronto between 2010-2015, Bautista has 342 career homers. The right-handed hitter is expected to come off the bench for the Phillies.

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Odell Beckham Jr. is now the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press the New York Giants have agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants have not announced the deal, which comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville.

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It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade.

Against a South Korea team that hadn't surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. As he rounded the bases and headed home, his teammates poured out of the dugout in a pack led by pitcher Ka'olu Holt and formed a huddle around home plate.

"It was great," Holt said, "because we all knew that pitcher was tough to hit."

Holt took it from there, throwing a two-hitter to lead Hawaii to a 3-0 victory in the Little League World Series championship, the first shutout in a title game since 2002. It was Holt's first-ever complete game.

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Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation.

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The Houston Astros have regained sole possession of first place in the American League West following a wild win over the Mariners in Seattle.

Martin Maldonado was 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBIs as the Astros outlasted the Mariners, 10-7. Maldonado's solo blast gave Houston a 9-1 lead in the fifth inning.

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton was sailing until the Mariners' five-run sixth. Morton was reached for five runs in five-plus innings, but he improved to 13-3.

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The St. Louis Cardinals are within 2 ½ games of first place in the NL Central following their win at Los Angeles and the Chicago Cubs' loss at Detroit.

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Greg Allen ran his career-high hitting streak to 13 games by belting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning of the Indians' 5-4 victory in Boston. Melky Cabrera and Michael Brantley also homered after the Red Sox took a 3-0 lead. Corey Kluber to improve to 16-6 and helped Cleveland take a 13-game lead in the AL Central. Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs for Boston, which leads the AL East by nine games over the Yankees. The series between Cleveland and Boston continues Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

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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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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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