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.
A mega mansion at 52 Middle Lane in East Hampton just sold for $9.25 million — significantly less than the original asking price of nearly $20 million. That could be because, as legend has it, the house is haunted.
Police on Long Island say three people stole beer, cigarettes, and dozens of lottery tickets from a Williston Park store.
There is nothing positive to report with the 2012 proposed budget in Nassau County.
The children and teenagers had smiles from ear to ear.
In Nassau County, another 800 county employees could be laid off at the beginning of 2012 if spending cuts are not made in every department and unions do not make concessions.
An emergency medical call led authorities to a home with dozens of cats on Long Island.
It was in February 2010 when students and parents were crying outside the South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon.
Gold Coast Bank President Joseph Peri said they are speeding up the process so the emergency loans will be approved faster.
It was 4 a.m. Sunday when officer Mandy Smith, who is nine months pregnant, walked into the police department in Hempstead during Hurricane Irene and stayed there for 17 hours.
Police caught her at the train station. They don’t know where she was planning to go, but believe she felt she could better care for the child than the child’s own parents.
The subway clerk said that it was around 5:30 a.m. Friday when he saw a man jump onto the subway tracks at the 86th Street station.
The eight beaches in Atlantic Beach had to be shut down Friday and could be shut down again after dozens of needles, syringes, pill bottles and other medical waste washed ashore.
Antonia Acevedo and her 16-year-old daughter shed tears of joy as they talked about their plans for their brand new home and how hard it has been renting their whole lives.
Thursday night’s thunder, lightning, and harsh winds were too much for a large tree outside a home on North Summit Drive in Patchogue, Long Island.
A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.