2006 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Vince Hill is one of the Philadelphia area’s most recognized voices as an anchor at Philadelphia’s number-one radio station, KYW NEWSRADIO. The stories he has covered as a newsperson have taken him from warehouse fires, to armed confrontations with police, to sporting events, and to the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. His practical approach to delivering the news, sports and weather have made him one of the most listened to people in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

As part of the Business Center at KYW, Vince finds himself constantly translating stock market activity, and averages two book reviews a week with authors and specialists in the finance industry.

As an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Vince teaches students the basics of print journalism and conducts an advanced course in broadcast newswriting. Hill served as Faculty Advisor for THE TEMPLE COLUMN, a student-run newspaper on Temple’s Ambler Campus and for WRFT-AM, Temple Ambler’s student-run radio station.

Hill began his broadcast career at the age of 18, as a copy person for KYW NEWSRADIO. While at KYW,and as a full-time student, he landed his first on-air show at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S WRTI-FM. From there, he performed a brief stint in Trenton before returning to Philadelphia to join WHAT as newscaster for Mary Mason — all in the span of one year. While in college and at WHAT, Vince hosted “Perspective Youth” on WPVI-TV and was a stringer for the MUTUAL BLACK NETWORK. Upon his graduation, Vince was named an anchor at KYW NEWSRADIO 1060.

In addition, Vince has been honored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the March of Dimes with the Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) 2003 Milestone Award, the Philadelphia District Office of the Small Business Administration and was named 1999 Eastern Pennsylvania Media Advocate, is the former Chair of the Radio Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists and has been recently appointed New Jersey State Director of the Radio Television News Director’s Association.

Vince lives in Woolwich Township, New Jersey with his wife, Janis and their two sons, Jordan, 15 and Tyler, 12.