Sophia Hall

88hall Sophia HallThis is a real dream for a girl from a small Ohio city — to work for the greatest news station in the country, WCBS — but it was a little journey for me to get here.

After graduating from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and Columbia College in Chicago, I started my career in Meridian, Mississippi. I was a reporter and anchor at a combination radio/tv station, but I soon learned that newsradio was my true love.

I ventured closer to home, to WPIC in Sharon, Pennsylvania, where I spent over three years. WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio was next, and now this great job as the Long Island reporter for WCBS 880.

In case you can’t tell, I love what I do.

In my free time I like to talk to my family and friends, catch a great movie, or spend long, relaxed afternoons curled up with fashion magazines and a cup of tea.

I live in Suffolk County Long Island with my husband and adopted rescue cat named Golden Girl and I love working at WCBS! I enjoy meeting new people everyday and bringing the news to people across the tri-state area.

Just the Facts about Sophia Hall:

First joined 880: December 2, 2001
First Story: At the 21 Club, a group of New Yorkers who won the Lottery
Most memorable story: there are two–a little girl who has EB Disease, a terrible skin disorder. And Raphael Carone, a little boy from Long Island, who has won the battle of Leukemia, and does interviews, asking for people to donate blood and bone marrow to help other children.
My dream interviews that will never happen: Princess Diana and Mother Teresa.
Role Model: My mother and anyone who gives of themselves without wanting anything in return
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Hobbies: I love working with the children at Winthrop University’s Cancer Center for Kids, and with any animal shelter.
Favorite food: Any Greek Dish.
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Indians and NY Yankees
Favorite Destination: Mackinac Island, in Michigan
Favorite Actors: Richard Dean Anderson of the ‘MacGyver’ fame, Teri Hatcher, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.


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Political Signs Reported Stolen On Long Island As Election Day Approaches

You could say ‘Tis the season for stealing politicial signs’ on Long Island.


The site that was to be a Lowe's store - Huntington, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Plans Nixed For Lowe’s In Huntington

A Lowe’s home improvement store planned for Huntington, Long Island will no longer go forward, and neither will the jobs it would have created.


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Parent-Teacher Group Meeting To Battle Anti-Gay Bullying On Long Island

A new parent-teacher group is meeting for the first time tonight on Long Island. Its goal is to stop bullying of gay students.


Walmart (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Ski Mask-Wearing Bandits Rob Long Island Walmart On Halloween

Nassau County police said two armed men wearing ski masks walked into a Walmart in East Meadow around 11:30 p.m. and demanded cash from store employees at gunpoint.


Cops: Hempstead Robbery Victim’s Lighter Deflects Bullet

A would-be robbery victim avoided serious injury Monday night after a bullet deflected off a cigarette lighter in his pocket, Nassau County police said.


A 7-Eleven store in town of Huntington (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

7-Eleven Suing Long Island Town Over Convenience Store Regulations

The Huntington Town Board approved new regulations for convenience stores that 7-Eleven claims are unfair.


Double D Bar Ranch sheep

Ranch In Halloween Spirit For Upcoming Animal Fundraiser

To help offset those costs, the Double D Bar Ranch is hosting a unique fundraiser on Oct. 30 that includes a Halloween costume contest for its horses as well as for children and adults.


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Money Stolen From Charity Donation Jar In Massapequa

Police say a heartless crime has been committed in Nassau County.


Teen Arrested In Lindenhurst High School Bomb Threat

A Long Island teenager appeared in court Tuesday after police said she falsely reported a bomb threat at her school.


School of Rock students performing

Music School Rocks On In New Long Island Location

The School of Rock isn’t just a way for children and teenagers to learn about music, but also a way to give them a great project a stay off the streets.


Nassau County Expands Retesting At Crime Lab

The district attorney is calling for expanded retesting of drug evidence handled by the shuttered Nassau County Police Crime Lab to include misdemeanor drug cases as well as felonies.


Nassau County Police Department Patch

Nassau County Police Department Probes Drop-Off In Traffic Tickets

Over 30,000 fewer traffic tickets were written in the first eight months of this year in Nassau County than the same period last year.


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Nassau County Might Close Two Police Precincts

Nassau County is facing a $310 million budget gap and, to help balance the budget, two police precincts might be closed.


Long Island Authorities Expand Beach Body Investigation To The Internet

Police investigating the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway on Long Island are using a new tool – law enforcement websites.


St. Sen. Martin Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (official photos)

Golden, Malliotakis Want Increased Penalties For Child Predators

In the wake of the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky of Brooklyn, lawmakers are calling for a new law that would toughen penalties against child predators.



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