Elizabeth Hill

Assistant Morning Edition Producer

Elizabeth Hill graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication specializing in audio editing.  She began working at WAMC for the engineering department shortly after graduation as a weekend control room operator.  Elizabeth brought her passion to travel to WAMC by introducing Postcards From The Road.  Postcards is a travel podcast showcasing the stories of people from all walks of life.

In 2018 Elizabeth moved into the newsroom as the assistant Morning Edition producer and part-time reporter.  She works to bring an arts and cultural aspect to her stories.  Since starting her new role she has previewed community events, played a little Rugby and she has introduced new leadership to WAMC listeners.

Elizabeth has also not stopped traveling!  She has visited Belize, Guatemala, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy and Morocco, and that is just since she has been with WAMC!

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One month after defeating the spending plan, voters passed the Greater Johnstown School District’s revised 2018-2019 budget Tuesday with 70 approval.

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The Tampa Bay Rays have put an end to the Houston Astros team record-tying 12-game winning streak.

Wilson Ramos singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 2-1 win at Houston. Matt Duffy opened the eighth with a double and scored the lead run to help Blake Snell earn his career-high fifth consecutive win. Snell scattered three hits over seven innings to move to 9-4.

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The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for another record-breaking summer travel season at Albany International Airport.

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The Houston Astros performed a high-wire act yet managed to run their winning streak to a team record-tying dozen games. The defending World Series champs spotted Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead before pulling out a 5-4 victory on Alex Bregman's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth.

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Brooks Koepka will spend another year as the reigning U.S. Open champion.

Koepka is the first player to successfully defend his U.S. Open title since Curtis Strange in 1989, finishing one stroke ahead of a hard-charging Tommy Fleetwood. The 28-year-old Koepka closed with a 2-under 68 for a 1-over total at unforgiving Shinnecock Hills. He won last year's event at Erin Hills with a 16 under total.

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Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy and Russell Henley were tied at 1-under-par 69 as the first round of the U.S. Open concluded.

Shinnecock Hills got the best of many of the world's top players, including Tiger Woods (8 over) and Phil Mickelson (7-over).

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Albany County’s district attorney is taking public input on marijuana laws and regulations as the effort to decriminalize use in New York grows.

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SOCCER WORLD CUP

The FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday in Moscow as Russia takes on Saudi Arabia at 11 a.m. EST.

Russia has failed to win in seven non-competitive attempts since beating Korea Republic in October, while the Saudis have lost three friendly matches in a row.

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State officials are outlining efforts to increase pedestrian safety across New York.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about fireworks within Schenectady city limits and a proposed capital project at the Niskayuna school district

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The New York Yankees kept their share of first place in the AL East while causing the Washington Nationals to lose their piece of the NL East lead.

CC Sabathia combined with three relievers on a five-hitter as the Yanks blanked the Nats, 3-0. Sabathia scattered four hits over 5 2/3 innings and hit Bryce Harper on the right elbow in the fifth.

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The Albany County Legislature has rejected a proposal backed by the district attorney to require the electronic reporting of transactions of precious metal exchange dealers and secondhand dealers.

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The Boston Red Sox are back in a virtual tie with the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East after outlasting the Orioles in the opener of a series in Baltimore.

Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. lifted sacrifice flies in the 12th inning to give the Bosox a 2-0 win over the Birds. Rafael Devers doubled in the 12th to put runners on second and third before Mychal Givens hit Eduardo Nunez to load the bases with nobody out.

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Seth Lugo pitched six dominant innings in a stellar spot start, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Luis Severino, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 2-0 on Sunday night to snap an eight-game skid.

Frazier went deep for the second consecutive night to help the Mets prevent a Subway Series sweep at Citi Field. They ended a 10-game home losing streak and avoided an 0-9 homestand that would have matched the worst in team history.

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A Columbia County town is celebrating its bicentennial this weekend.

Established in 1818, the town of Austerlitz, which includes the hamlet of Spencertown, will be celebrating its 200th birthday with a gala weekend.  Events include a community picnic, live music, an antique car show and tours of historic houses.

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The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup.

Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.

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Updated June 6, 2018 to include NYSERDA statement.

A new coalition is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

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NBA

Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43 points, including a long 3-pointer in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The win moved the Warriors within a game of their second straight NBA title and third in four years.

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COLLEGE

The University at Albany has won the Stuart P. Haskell Commissioner’s Cup, for the sixth consecutive year.  The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to a top-performing athletic department in the America East.

The Great Danes earned six America East titles, two runner-up finishes and four regular-season championships.

The Cup is determined by a scoring system under which athletic departments earn points for their teams’ performances both during the season and in the conference tournaments for the league’s 17 sports.

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The Washington Capitals are one win away from the first Stanley Cup championship in the 43-year history of the franchise.

T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly all scored in the first period and the Capitals cruised from there in routing the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are two wins away from their second straight NBA championship and third in four years.

Curry set an NBA Finals record by nailing nine 3-pointers while scoring 33 points to lead the Warriors' 122-103 win over the Cavaliers. Cleveland was trailing 90-80 until Curry hit five 3-pointers while the Warriors outscored the Cavs 32-23 in the final quarter.

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This weekend, the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, New York is recognizing a holiday first celebrated by the Dutch and later adopted by African American slaves.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have squared the NBA's Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece with a dominant first quarter against the Boston Celtics.

The Celts shot just 7-for-26 while the Cavaliers outscored them 34-18 in the first period of Cleveland's 111-102 triumph at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James poured in 44 points and surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most field goals in playoff history. James also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points, six coming in these playoffs.

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COLLEGE LACROSSE

No. 2 UAlbany has made it to the men’s NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four.  The Great Danes defeated Denver 15-13 Saturday.

They'll play third-seeded Yale Saturday.  The Bulldogs topped UAlbany 14-6 in New Haven, Conn. last month.

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COLLEGE LACROSSE

The NCAA tournament is heating up this weekend as No. 2 UAlbany goes against unseeded Denver Saturday at 2:30 p.m. 

Top-seeded Maryland will take on unseeded Cornell Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

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As the country grapples with the addiction epidemic, one Capital Region hospital is offering opioid-free surgery for a select number of operations.

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NASSAR SETTLEMENT:

Officials say Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.

The deal announced Wednesday surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, though the Nassar agreement involves far more victims.

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Hoping to keep almost a decade of success going, the University at Albany has introduced its 12th women’s basketball coach.

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Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Colleen Mullen has been named women's basketball coach at the University at Albany.

The school announced the hiring Monday and Mullen will be introduced Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at SEFCU Arena on campus. She joins the Great Danes from Army, where she spent seven seasons, the last six as associate head coach under Dave Magarity.

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