Tag: Robert Hill



Hill bids farewell to Pitt at retirement luncheon

ROBERT HILL WAVES GOODBYE (Photo by Tené Croom) “I am fortunate to have led the effort to tell the remarkable Pitt story to its multiple audiences through multiple media. Now I look forward to volunteering in support of worthy community causes.” Those were serious words in a statement from Robert Hill, who has retired as the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh after 14 years in the position.



New Pittsburgh Courier to honor 50 Women of Excellence June 20

2013 50 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HONOREE OLGA GEORGE – KDKA PITTSBURGH, PA – The New Pittsburgh Courier will host its 2013 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel. This year, the New Pittsburgh Courier is also pleased to be honoring Ms. Bev Smith as the 2013 Legacy Award Honoree. Ms. Smith began her television and radio career in 1971 when she was named Pittsburgh’s first African-American Consumer Investigative Reporter for WPXI-TV. In 1975. she was named News and Public Affairs Director for Sheridan Broadcasting and hosted a lively talk show on Sheridan’s flagship station, WAMO. Since then, Bev Smith has taken her “fire brand” style of talk shows to KDKA and WTAE Radio in Pittsburgh, WNWS in Miami, WKIS in Orlando and WRC in Washington, DC. Bev also worked at Black Entertainment Television for over thirteen years as the host of the popular national television talk show “Our Voices”.