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.

 

Dining Room (credit: CBS 2)

East Hampton ‘Haunted House’ Sells For $9.25 Million

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.

09/16/2011

New York Lottery Logo

Winning Tickets Not So Lucky For Long Island Lottery Thieves

Police on Long Island say three people stole beer, cigarettes, and dozens of lottery tickets from a Williston Park store.

09/14/2011

Ed Mangano (file / credit: County Executive's Office)

Police To Be Among 1,000 To Be Laid Off In Nassau County

There is nothing positive to report with the 2012 proposed budget in Nassau County.

09/14/2011

Waves (file / credit: clipart.com)

Special Day Of Surfing For Autistic Kids, Teens In Lido Beach

The children and teenagers had smiles from ear to ear.

09/14/2011

Ed Mangano (file / credit: County Executive's Office)

800 Nassau County Workers Could Lose Their Jobs In January

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.

09/07/2011

Robert Barrett (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Authorities Find 40 Cats In Yaphank Man’s Home

An emergency medical call led authorities to a home with dozens of cats on Long Island.

09/07/2011

Children in the media center at the new South Bay Elementary School - West Babylon, NY - Sep 7, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

South Bay Elementary School Reopens On Long Island

It was in February 2010 when students and parents were crying outside the South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon.

09/07/2011

Mona Goodman, Long Beach City Council Vice President, cleans up flood waters at her home after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Long Island’s Gold Coast Bank Expediting Loan Process To Help Storm Victims

Gold Coast Bank President Joseph Peri said they are speeding up the process so the emergency loans will be approved faster.

09/03/2011

Officer Mandy Smith (credit: Hempstead Police Department)

Pregnant Hempstead Cop Mandy Smith Works Through Hurricane Irene

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.

08/31/2011

Nassau County Police Department Patch

Great Neck Housekeeper Charged With Kidnapping Former Employer’s Baby

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.

08/25/2011

Subway tracks (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Subway Clerk Marty Goodman Cuts Power To Train To Prevent Man’s Suicide

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.

08/20/2011

Atlantic Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

8 Long Island Beaches Closed After Medical Waste Washes Ashore

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.

08/20/2011

Antonia Acevedo's home - North Bellport, NY - Aug 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Habitat For Humanity Helps Long Island Family Achieve Their Dream

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.

08/19/2011

A tree is removed from a house - Patchogue, NY - Aug 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Tree Falls Onto Long Island Home During Flash Storm

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.

08/19/2011

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Long Island Has First Human West Nile Case Of Year

A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.

08/19/2011

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