Speaker Profile

Marc Lamont Hill


Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country and an award-winning journalist. He is currently a host of BET News and has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College. Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer, and today is a board member at the Philadelphia Student Union and My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights. He has worked on campaigns to challenge the war on drugs, end the death penalty, and release numerous political prisoners.