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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Six Bio-Pharmaceutical Companies Setting Up Shop On Long Island

The Long Island Association’s Kevin Law says the deal was made possible with the help of tax credits and grants.


Suffolk County Police Urge College Students To Check Online For ID Theft

Before college students attend classes, officials say they should check their credit scores and information online to make sure no one has stolen their identities.


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Remains Of Mattia Filippazzo Still Missing From L.I. Cemetery One Year Later

Nearly one year ago, the remains of Mattia Filippazzo were stolen from her mausoleum at St. Charles Roman Catholic Cemetery in Farmingdale.


CVS - Sayville, NY - Aug 16, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County’s Top Cop Denies Pharmacy Robbery Epidemic

There have been four pharmacy robberies recently in Suffolk County, inlcuding the horrific crime where four people were killed in Medford.


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Suffolk County Legislator Wants Fees For Paper, Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

If you are going to put your groceries in a paper or plastic bag, Vivian Viloria-Fisher wants to put a 5-cent charge on every bag you use.


Golf Ball Damage on Joseph Romano's Home - West Babylon, NY (credit: Joseph Romano)

West Babylon Residents Fed Up With Golf Balls Hitting Their Houses

On Monsey Road in West Babylon, there are many well-kept, large homes. There is also a golf course at the end of the block.


Woman Holds Kickboxing Fundraiser For Long Island 9/11 Memorial

Jenni Nedell has been holding a kickboxing fundraiser for the past three years that helps support the upkeep of the September 11th memorial in Babylon.


A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Long Island Sees Double-Digit Drop In Crime Rate

Crime on Long Island is down significantly, according to new stats from the New York State Department of Criminal Services.


A vacant home on Lynbrook Road - Mastic Beach, NY - Aug 5, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Number Of Vacant Homes On The Rise On Long Island

Currently, there are almost 40,000 vacant homes or apartments on the island.


LIPA Truck (file / credit: Long Island Power Authority)

Environmentalist Takes On LIPA For Not Using Energy Saving Program

The Long Island Power Authority’s Edge program calls on 36,000 volunteers to raise air conditioner temperature levels and shut off pool pumps during peak energy use times, like during a heat wave.


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Nassau, Suffolk Police Participating In National Night Out

It is America’s night out against crime and the police in Long Island police want to take a bite out of it.


Police On Long Island Cracking Down On Drivers Talking, Texting On Cell Phones

Suffolk County’s police commissioner said that 20 percent of all fatal crashes are because of illegal cell phone use, which leads to distracted driving.


Company Builds New Wheelchair Ramp For Franklin Square Woman

Last weekend, Kerry Aalbue’s wheelchair ramp was stolen in the middle of the night. But Robert Eprifania of Niro Construction came to her rescue and built a $15,000 ramp that is attached to Aalbue’s home.


The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Is Seen From Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Public Vote Monday On $400M Nassau Coliseum Renovation Project

The future of professional sports in Nassau County is likely riding on a public referendum on Monday, and both sides are making a full court press.


The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Both Sides Try To Set Tone Ahead Of Nassau Coliseum Renovation Vote

Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.




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