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.
The Long Island Association’s Kevin Law says the deal was made possible with the help of tax credits and grants.
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.
Nearly one year ago, the remains of Mattia Filippazzo were stolen from her mausoleum at St. Charles Roman Catholic Cemetery in Farmingdale.
There have been four pharmacy robberies recently in Suffolk County, inlcuding the horrific crime where four people were killed in Medford.
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.
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.
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.
Crime on Long Island is down significantly, according to new stats from the New York State Department of Criminal Services.
Currently, there are almost 40,000 vacant homes or apartments on the island.
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.
It is America’s night out against crime and the police in Long Island police want to take a bite out of it.
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.
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 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.
Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.