While America is just waking up to morning show host E.D. Hill every day on FOX News Channel’s Fox & Friends (7-9 AM CST), the Texas native has already been up for hours. She has spent time with her family, commuted to the television studio in New York City from Connecticut, reviewed the day’s events with an international perspective, and is about to tell the country about the world they live in at that moment. We caught up with this Austin-area native-turned-media star to learn how the juggling act works – and how she does it with such style.
LAM: Who was your greatest career inspiration for becoming a television journalist?
EDH: My only inspiration was to use any talents that I may have to help inform people. I was inspired by my dad, who always told me, ‘If you die and you haven’t left the world a better place, then you haven’t lived.’ I was taught to be aware of that world around me.
LAM: What is it about being a Texan that has helped you the most in your career so far?
EDH: Without a doubt, Texans are straight talkers and I think people have come to appreciate how unique and good that is. People don’t like double talk, and with Texans you know where you stand.
LAM: When you are up and running so early in the morning, what motivates you, besides perhaps a cup of coffee?
EDH: My large, loud and early-rising family is a great inspiration. Our fifth child is due in a couple of weeks. I have an 11 month old who still thinks 3 a.m. is the perfect time for a bottle. Add my three step children to the mix and there’s no way to sleep in. I’m up by 3:00 AM every day.