CoMo Tech: Sarah Hill



Who are you? Sarah Hill Twitter Avatar

I’m a mom, wife, journalist and a really bad cook. Seriously, I burn water. I’m also training to be a social media ninja.

What do you do for money?

I anchor the 5pm news on KOMU and report for my feature segment called “Sarah’s Stories”. I’m also an adjunct professor at the J School and help students hone their storytelling skills.

What do you do for fun?

I run….although people say they saw me out “walking”. I like to watch my daughter dance and my son play baseball. I collect African Art and love to tell stories that come word of mouth and not from a media release.


I would characterize my relationship with technology as:

Addictive. My husband jokes that he’s an “iPhone widow”.

Smart or dumb phone? What kind? If smart, what are the three apps you use most?

iPhone 3GS (waiting until the 4 goes on sale hopefully in July) Most used apps are Twitter and Facebook ….the NEW KOMU mobile app….an app called “Around me”…and due to my kids…my “fart machine app” gets a lot of use, too.

Mac or PC or Other?

PC….only because our editing equipment is on a PC so that’s how I roll.

I use twitter for …

Getting story ideas, staying current on industry trends, updating viewers about breaking news situations and sharing with viewers the future Sarah’s Stories I’m working on.

I use facebook for …

(same as above except on facebook, I am a little more open about my personal life…like uploading a pic of the opossum that our dog brought into our bedroom one night.)

Do you read any blogs? What are three of your favorites?

I read contributors to Mashable, CyberJournalist….Lost Remote

Go-to menu item and restaurant in CoMo?

…. asking me which one is the favorite is like asking which one of your children is your favorite. 🙂 Love them all…

Complete this sentence: Archers of Loaf is/are:

Archers of Loaf IS a NC rock band. Thank you Wiki. “Archers of Loaf” is also singular….kind of like “Centers for Disease Control” is a singular entity. It takes a singular verb. I’m not a grammar cop, but I play one on TV.

Friends are visiting from out-of-town. You’re for-sure taking them to:

A welcome home celebration for veterans returning from an Honor Flight.

My second-favorite city/town/hamlet/state/country/province in the world is:

Main Street in Quincy, IL. Love the architecture there.

KOMU's Sarah Hill & The Honor Flight Riders

Thanks, Sarah!

CoMo Tech will be a regular feature on The CoMo Collective. Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, CoMo Tech will spotlight how a wise, local folk uses his or her tech powers for good (or evil) every Tuesday and Thursday. To kick off the feature, we’re doing a whole bunch on the dates listed below. If you have someone you’d like to be featured in CoMo Tech, please let us know!



  1. Wait. What’s the connection with Archers of Loaf?

  2. No connection … just an awareness campaign, my brother … : )

  3. I haven’t heard a reference to Archers of Loaf since I lived in McDavid Hall. My first introduction to indie bands from NC.

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