Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec. 16, 2010

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At Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dawn Hill's classmates voted her "most likely to become Oprah." Ms. Hill, 24, is a local producer and a fledgling voice-over artist for commercials on the radio stations WBLS and WLIB. Her primary responsibilities are "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show," on WLIB (1190 AM), which plays gospel music, and "Middays With Egypt," on WBLS (107.5 FM), which plays R&B. Raised in Detroit, she graduated from Howard University in 2008 and lives in Harlem with two roommates. Learning to listen: My dad was a police officer who died from a blood clot when I was 3 months old, so I was raised by my mother. I think the reason I was always so interested in voice-overs was that when she read to me, she changed her voice for every character. Taking the lead: I was not a shy child. In preschool I played the lead parts in "Cinderella" and Shirley Temple. We lived in the city just off Eight Mile, but I mostly went to parochial schools in the suburbs. I wanted to become a pediatrician until our medical careers club took a field trip to a morgue when I was in ninth grade. Jump-start: In high school, I got into Scoop, a program run by the Cable Communications Commission that introduces city kids to communications careers. I got to produce some packages and did public-service announcements, which helped get me a college scholarship... A Voice for Radio, With Oprah's Ambition (Thu, 12/16)

 

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