Photo: James Anthony

Photo: James Anthony


Jarrett Hill is an award-winning journalist and host focused on the intersections of pop culture and politics.

Based in Los Angeles, most notably, Hill is known for breaking the Michelle Obama/Melania Trump RNC plagiarism story. Hill is a contributor for various outlets, including The New York Times,, The Hollywood Reporter, ESSENCE, and GQ. He's hosted the popular Back2Reality, a podcast/Facebook Live series for NBCBLK, covering hot topics and current events.

Hill has provided perspective and analysis for CNN International, MSNBC, Access Hollywood Live, NBC Nightly News, and many others, and was named to the 2016 Ebony Power 100. 

Hill has worked in radio, television and digital media for local, national, and international outlets for more than 16 years; including iHeart Radio, CNN, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Fox, TBS, and the UK's ITN. Jarrett reported daily for the ABC affiliate in Tampa, FL, ABC Action News, presenting reports on diverse topics, from trending technology to social media and breaking news.

As a contributor for The Huffington Post, Hill wrote on LGBT issues, race relations, and government. His coming out story, Coming Into Coming Out, originally published during National Coming Out Week, has become one of the quintessential pieces on coming out. 

Hill also runs a small interior design business, Jarrett Hill Design, designing for residential and commercial clientele. 

Hill is Bay Area native, fond of carbohydrates, cooking, creativity and design.