Angela Hill has been a journalist since 1972. Angela Hill grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Prior to moving to New Orleans, she worked as an anchor and assistant news director at KGBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas.
In April 1975, Angela Hill was hired as the consumer reporter for WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In September 1975, Hill became the first female anchor at WWL-TV. Between 1975 and 2013, she co-anchored the 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM newscasts. In 1998, the newscasts Hill co-anchored, achieved a 20 Nielsen household rating, double that of its closest competitor WDSU, and the highest rating for an early-evening newscast of all stations within Nielsen's 38 metered markets. During Hill's 38 year career at WWL-TV, she traveled to Paris, London, Beirut, China, Africa and Rome where she would deliver the news and produce documentaries. In 1984, she played the role of a woman reporter in the film Tightrope.
In 1989, Angela Hill created and hosted the Angela Show, a daily talk show. The Angela Show started in 1989 and ended in 1996. The Angela Show aired 1,668 shows. Hill's interviewees included notable actors, authors, fashion designers, musicians, and politicians including Danny Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, Anne Rice, Bill Clinton, Cokie Roberts, Lindy Boggs, Dave Thomas, Willie Nelson, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberta Flack, John Goodman, and Oscar de la Renta.
Angela Hill has been nationally recognized for her contributions as an American journalist. She has been awarded the following national awards: Gabriel Award, Gracie Awards and Freedoms Foundation Award.
During her career as an American journalist, Angela Hill produced documentaries on China, in 1979, and the Golden Fleece Awards, in 1978.
On June 6, 2013, the New Orleans City Council honored Angela Hill for more than 35 years of service in New Orleans, Louisiana.