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[11/01/12 - 12:42 PM]
Erica Hill Named "Weekend Today" Co-Anchor Alongside Lester Holt
The weekend anchor team of Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, and Dylan Dreyer officially debuts Saturday, November 3.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NEWS ANNOUNCES "WEEKEND TODAY" ANCHOR TEAM

ERICA HILL NAMED "WEEKEND TODAY" CO-ANCHOR ALONGSIDE LESTER HOLT

NEW YORK - November 1, 2012 - NBC News President Steve Capus announced today that Erica Hill will be joining "Weekend Today" as co-anchor. The weekend anchor team of Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, and Dylan Dreyer officially debuts Saturday, November 3.

"Erica's extraordinary track record as a journalist has proven that she can cover everything from hard news to pop culture with ease and professionalism," said Capus. "She's a fantastic addition to 'Weekend Today' and I'm delighted to welcome her to NBC News."

"I couldn't be happier to have such a strong team in place with Lester, Erica, Jenna, and Dylan," said Dee Dee Thomas, Executive Producer of "Weekend Today." "We just celebrated 25 years of weekends here at 'Today' and this is the perfect ensemble to lead us towards our next milestone."

Hill has been named co-anchor of "Weekend Today" and NBC News national correspondent. She will report on all platforms of NBC News including "Today", "NBC Nightly News", and MSNBC. Hill will co-anchor both Saturday and Sunday editions of "Weekend Today" alongside Lester Holt. Holt has served as co-anchor of "Weekend Today" since 2003 and is the longest-running anchor of the broadcast.

Jenna Wolfe has been named news anchor of "Weekend Today" and will expand her role to both Saturday and Sunday editions. Wolfe has been with the morning broadcast since 2007. In addition, Wolfe will continue as "Today" correspondent, reporting feature stories for both the weekday and weekend broadcasts.

Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was named weather anchor of "Weekend Today" upon joining NBC News in September 2012. Dreyer will remain in that role, also providing weekend weather reports on MSNBC.

Prior to joining NBC News, Hill served as co-host of CBS News' "CBS This Morning" in 2012 and "The Early Show" in 2011. She was news anchor of "The Early Show" in 2010, while also co-hosting "The Early Show Saturday" from 2008 to 2010. Hill joined "The Early Show Saturday" while working at CNN, where she served as anchor and correspondent for CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" from 2008 to 2010.

During her time at CBS News and CNN, Hill covered a wide range of domestic and international stories, including the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; the death of Osama Bin Laden; the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; the growing refugee crisis in Dadaab, Kenya; and the famine in East Africa. Hill has interviewed numerous newsmakers and world leaders including President Obama, former President Clinton, and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Hill spent seven years at CNN, joining the network at its Atlanta headquarters in 2003. She served in various roles at CNN and HLN, anchoring breaking news coverage and reporting on major events including the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, the war in Iraq, the Mumbai terror attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. From 2006 to 2008, Hill was the anchor of HLN's "Prime News with Erica Hill", a live two-hour news and interview program. She co-anchored "Prime News Tonight" from 2005 to 2006, and served as national correspondent for CNN Newsource in Washington in 2004.

From 2001 to 2003, Hill was as co-anchor and correspondent for TechTV's daily news program, "Tech Live", where she anchored live coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and co-produced and anchored a number of specials for the network, including the debate surrounding embryonic stem cell research. She joined the network in 1998 when it was known as ZDTV, and helped launch its online radio operations, ZDTV Radio. Hill began her journalism career at PC Week where she wrote, produced and edited interviews, newscasts, and streaming events for the magazine's online news radio station, "PC Week Radio".

Hill graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.





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