Award winning journalist James Hill is the ABC7 Weekend News Anchor / MMJ. He joined WWSB-TV ABC 7 in March 2022. James Hill is nationally known for his work as the first ever Weekend Sports Anchor & Digital Sports Editor for The Black News Channel Network. James Hill brings in over twenty years of experience as a sports and news journalist. James Hill has worked in several media markets in Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, and California as a Sports Anchor and News Anchor/Reporter. You can watch James Hill anchoring our weekend newscasts at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
James grew up in Portland, Oregon where he developed his love for sports while playing little league baseball, collecting trading cards, and attending several basketball camps. From 1985 to 1988 he was head ball boy (head team attendant) for the NBA Portland Trailblazers. At age 19 Hill made history becoming the first voice of the Portland Trailblazers Hotline covering the NBA.
In addition to his love of news and sports, James enjoys current events, museums, reading, seafood dining, traveling, playing golf, and collecting sports memorabilia. In fact, during his days as a ball boy for the Portland Trailblazers James collected 180 pairs of NBA players game worm shoes, and countless autographs.
James received his BA degree in Radio-TV-Film (Broadcast) from California State University, Northridge. Hill earned a Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). James Hill received an award from the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association for outstanding news photography. Hill is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
James Hill has experience covering NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, Boxing, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Track & Field, and a plethora of local High School sports in several media markets across America. James Hill has interviewed two Governors, countless dignitaries, sports stars, and a wide variety of everyday people. James Hill is honored to bring you local news here on the Suncoast. Follow him on Twitter @JamesHill_News.