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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.

 

Traffic on the Long Island Expressway - Oct 6, 2011 (credit: TrafficLand)

Officials Discuss Plan To Reduce Traffic And Increase Connectivity On Long Island

Lawmakers say a major plan, called Connect Long Island, would increase public transportation and reduce car use.

10/06/2011

Jason Cruz (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Bronx Man Arrested For Selling Heroin Near Wantagh Schools

Over the past few years, heroin has become a major problem on Long Island, where police tell WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that many teenagers have become addicted to the drug.

10/06/2011

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Police: Oyster Bay Man Confesses to Stealing $100,000 Worth Of Art

Nassau Police say James Watt sold the stolen art to Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay. There’s no word on how much he sold them for.

10/05/2011

New signage on the Long Island Expressway - Oct 4, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

New Long Island Expressway Signs Display Distance Times

Have you ever heard the calls of “Are we there yet?” from your children while you’re driving on the Long Island Expressway? Well, now you can give them an answer.

10/04/2011

Saint Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Center (credit: CBS 2)

Chalice Stolen From Rockville Center Cathedral

A chalice used to serve sacramental wine was stolen from Saint Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Center, according to police.

10/02/2011

FILE - school zone sign (credit: AP)

L.I. Cops Cracking Down On Dangerous Driving In School Zones

In Suffolk County, police are looking for speeders, tailgaters and those texting while driving in a school zone.

09/29/2011

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Healthy Living Center Opens For Young Girls On Long Island

The center called Oh My Girls! in Syosset is all about teaching girls ages 8 to 18 how to live a healthy lifestyle that they will continue to follow for years to come.

09/25/2011

A proposed task force could help cut down on the number of parking tickets given out in the Big Apple (credit: CBS 2)

17 Cops Indicted In Bronx Ticket-Fixing Scandal

A grand jury has indicted 17 police officers in the ticket-fixing scandal in the Bronx.

09/24/2011

Smartphone (file / credit: clipart.com)

New High-Tech Stony Brook Program Aims For Better Student Safety

Stony Brook University on Long Island has a new way to help keep its students safe, and it’s a little like having a panic button.

09/23/2011

Coupons (file / credit: AP)

L.I. Men Accused Of Using Expired Coupons To Steal Thousands In Merch At Target

You’ve probably heard of extreme couponing, but this is a bit different.

09/23/2011

Long Island (file / credit: NASA)

Long Island Association Calls For Nassau-Suffolk Merger

A few years ago, one man wanted to change Long Island into a state. Another plan called for Long Island to be broken up into three areas. Now, there’s a call to make it one county.

09/22/2011

Danielle Gruttadaurio at work - Yaphank, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Giving A Face To The Dead: Long Island Forensic Artist Crucial In Bodies Investigation

“Somebody out there loves them and somebody out there is missing them. So, hopefully it could put a little bit of a closure,” says forensic artist Danielle Gruttadaurio.

09/22/2011

The solar "field of dreams" at Point Lookout - Hempstead, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Uses Solar To Cut Energy Bill At Building By 75 Percent

One town on Long Island has a taken a big leap into the green movement.

09/21/2011

Mom Charged Under Leandra’s Law After Alleged DWI Crash Into Fuel Tanker

Police say five homes in Roslyn, Long Island had to be evacuated after 30-year-old Nicole Lopez crashed into a fuel tanker on Monday.

09/20/2011

Ground Spraying for Mosquitos (file / credit: AP)

Nassau County To Conduct Mosquito Ground Spraying To Prevent West Nile Virus

After one man died from West Nile Virus and a number of mosquitos tested positive for the virus, the Nassau County health department has decided to spray the pesticide Scourge.

09/20/2011

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