September 21, 2017 08:44 PM
Year Hired at KOB Eyewitness News 4: August 2017
First TV Appearance: October 2015 as a general assignment reporter for NBC affiliate KOMU 8 News.
Other TV jobs/markets/stations: Investigative and general assignment reporter for NBC affiliate KOMU 8 News. Missouri State Capitol reporter for the Columbia Missourian.
Favorite News Story: While in Brussels, I was one of the first journalists to report the planned closing of all but two refugee camps in Hungary.
Most Memorable Interview: While interning with POLITICO Europe, I had the opportunity to interview three men from Afghanistan outside of a refugee camp in Bicske, Hungary. Having been separated from their family at the border, they were searching various camps with the hope of finding them. Fortunately, they were able to find their family in Bicske.
First Reporting Story: The Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri came to speak before a republican group in Moberly, Missouri. This was about a year after the riots.
Role Model/Most Admired: Diane Sawyer, Martha Raddatz and Christiane Amanpour.
Why I'm A Journalist: I’m a journalist because I care. I care about this planet and the people on it. So what better way to show you care, then to listen, learn and share knowledge as a journalist?
Most proud of: My family, my fastest mile time and being a journalist.
Favorite thing about New Mexico: The people and scenery! I have never seen deserts or mountains before, so I am very excited to be in such a beautiful place with incredibly interesting and kind people.
Hidden Talent: I can make a REALLY good grilled cheese sandwich.
Dream Interview: Pat Summit, so I could bring my mom with to meet her.
Dream Job: Correspondent for 60 Minutes.
Favorite TV Show: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Alma Mater: University of Missouri School of Journalism! MIZ!
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite animal(s): Dolphins, BIG DOGS and Mizzou Tigers.
Siblings: 4! I’m the oldest, but they are all taller and way cooler, as I am constantly reminded!
Hobbies: Traveling, running and reading. So if you have suggestions in any of those categories please let me know!
Favorite Food: My dad’s chocolate chip cookies and my mom’s birthday cakes.
Favorite Sports Team: Celtic F.C, Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago Cubs and Mizzou Tigers.
Favorite Musician: That is a hard one! There is always music playing in the Hilling household back home, so it just depends on the day.
Favorite Author: Too many
Favorite Movie star: George Clooney
Favorite Destination: Wherever my family is.
Favorite Song: Too many
Favorite quote: “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” - Michael Jordan
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite movie(s): Most of the James Bond films, Footloose and Twister.
Favorite book(s): Unbroken
One thing my co-workers don’t know about me is… I have an impressive seashell collection.
Updated: September 21, 2017 08:44 PM
Created: September 21, 2017 08:34 PM
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