; born July 27, 1961), known professionally as E.D. Donahey
during her second marriage, is an American journalist and news presenter for CNN
. She has been a news anchor and radio host and formerly worked for the Fox News Channel
Early life and education
She was a VJ
from September 1986 to August 1987. Moving from there to journalism, she spent time at WPXI-TV
, and WABC-TV
where she was brought in to co-anchor the station's morning newscast as well as its just launched midday broadcast. During this time Hill was still using her maiden name, Edye Tarbox.
In 2007, the television-industry blog TV Newser
reported that it had been given a copy of an internal Fox News Channel memorandum that gave the following description of America's Pulse
: "During this hour, E.D. will present the news in a fair & balanced way with her own passionate style and sense of humor."
"Terrorist fist jab" incident
On the June 6, 2008, episode of America's Pulse
, Hill asked whether a fist bump
between then-presidential candidate Barack Obama
, and his wife Michelle
, after the final 2008 Presidential Democratic primaries was a "terrorist fist jab". Hill, introducing an upcoming discussion before a commercial break, posited that the gesture was either "A fist bump? A pound? [or] A terrorist fist jab?," but never explained the term when the segment continued after the break.
The incident set off a controversy among bloggers and television commentators.
Hill apologized for her comments the next day.
The next week, the Fox News Channel
announced that Hill's show America's Pulse
had been canceled. Martha McCallum
's show The Live Desk
would become two hours (1–3 p.m.), and Trace Gallagher
would become a co-host with McCallum.
In November 2008, after the general election, it was announced that Hill's contract with Fox would not be renewed. She would continue with the network until her contract expired. Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox Bill Shine says that he "chose not to renew E.D.'s latest contract" but noted that "Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best".
On October 14, 2008, Hill was a guest co-host of the ABC
daytime show The View
, then returned to co-host again on September 23, 2009 and September 25, 2009, while Elisabeth Hasselbeck
was on maternity leave;
she also hosted on July 28, 2010, while Barbara Walters
was on leave.
In February 2011, it was announced that she would be joining the staff of In the Arena
with Eliot Spitzer
but just five months later CNN elected to cancel the show instead.
announced on his GBTV Show August 20, 2012 that E.D. Hill would be part of GBTV's on-site coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Hill won a local Emmy Award
for Outstanding News Special while working for WHDH-TV
in Boston (1990–91), and has also received a Golden Quill Award
for live spot news reporting.
In November 2005, William Morrow
published Hill's first book, a collection of personal profiles entitled Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life
. Her next book, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent
, was published in the United States 2007 and published in China in 2010.
Her second marriage was to J. David Donahey, with whom she has one son.
In February 2002, she announced her engagement to her boyfriend of two years venture capitalist Joe Hill. They married June 1, 2002. He has three children from a previous marriage, and together they have a daughter and a son.
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- ^ "Fox News Asks If Michelle and Barack Did a 'Terrorist Fist Jab'". ABC News. June 9, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2008.
- ^ Politico: Fist-jabbing with the enemy. June 9, 2008.
- ^ Morning Joe, NBC News, June 10, 2008.
- ^ Countdown with Keith Olbermann, NBC News, June 9, 2008.
- ^ Verdict with Dan Abrams, NBC News, June 9, 2008.
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- ^ Shea, Danny (June 10, 2008). "Fox News Changes: "Terrorist Fist Jab" Anchor E.D. Hill Loses Her Show, Laura Ingraham In at 5PM". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 10, 2008.
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