Media Moves

Vox names Hill host for its “The Weeds” podcast

January 26, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Vox Media:

Jonquilyn Hill

Vox editor-in-chief Swati Sharma and executive director for audio Katherine Wells today announced that Jonquilyn Hill will be the next host of the editorial brand’s acclaimed weekly podcast, The Weeds. Hill, who has been working as interim host since September, will bring listeners inside our national conversation, with deep dives into the policies shaping our world. Speaking with academics, historians, experts, and policymakers, as well as Vox colleagues and Weeds listeners, she’ll dig into everything from the state of democracy and our economic future to immigration and climate change.

Hill joined Vox last year as a senior producer on its slate of explanatory shows, which include daily news podcast Today, Explained and science show Unexplainable. She joined the site from WAMU, where she produced the news program 1A, and hosted Through the Cracks, an investigative podcast series examining the gaps in our society and the people who fall through them. Hill has held roles at NPR, where she worked on their 2016 Elections Desk, as well as NBC’s Washington bureau and Time Warner Cable News, where she covered the White House and DC-based government, politics, and policy. She was part of PRX’s Project Catapult, a public media podcast accelerator encouraging public radio stations across the country to create programs meaningful to their communities.

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