Erica Hill Leaves NBC News, Returns to HLN

By Chris Ariens 

Erica Hill is coming full circle.

After stints at CBS and NBC, she’s returning to HLN to anchor a dayside show and contribute to CNN. Most recently, Hill was co-anchor of NBC’s weekend Today show, but moved to MSNBC in April.

Hill joined CNN/HLN in 2003. She anchored on HLN and, until 2010, also contributed to AC360. She left CNN for CBS to co-anchor the Early Show. (She had been doing double duty, on CNN evenings and CBS weekends, since 2008). Hill then departed CBS for NBC in 2012.

“I’m thrilled to come home,” said Hill. “The opportunity to reunite with Ken and the smart, talented HLN/CNN family was one I couldn’t refuse. I am so excited to be a part of this new chapter at HLN.”

“Erica was a catalyst during our evolution from Headline News to HLN, and now, as we return to our news roots, she’s the obvious addition to our first-class on-air team,” added Ken Jautz, evp, CNN.

Hill will anchor her show from New York, beginning in the fall. This means HLN’s dayside shows will be anchored from Atlanta (Robin Meade), Los Angeles (Michaela Pereira) and New York (Hill).