Sarah Hill

Digital Storyteller / Google+ Strategist , Veterans United

Sarah Hill is a 12 time Emmy-award-winning reporter who is now using her skills to share stories about our nation’s veterans. Sarah is a digital storyteller and Google Plus Strategist for Veterans United. She was the world’s first journalist to use a Google Plus Hangout on TV and she continues to be fascinated by the power of Human Media: living, breathing, social media.

Sarah is a former news anchor at KOMU-TV 8, the broadcast lab for the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She also served as adjunct faculty for the J School. Sarah speaks around the world about the power of Human Media as it relates to business and how more companies can harness the power of their free broadcast tower.

Sarah’s reporting has taken her around the world. She’s covered the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. In 2007, Sarah traveled to Vietnam for a documentary, “Mercy in Motion.” Most recently, she traveled to Central America for “The Culture that Crawls,” a documentary in Guatemala about people who have to crawl on the ground because they have no other source of mobility. www.theculturethatcrawls.com

Sarah has two children, three if you count her husband. In 2012, she helped start an organization called “Veterans Virtual Tours” which provides aging and terminally ill veterans a virtual window to the world to interact with their memorials online. If you know a veteran who’s not able to leave their home or hospital, please tell them about www.virtualphotowalks.org.

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