After a trend-shaping career at BET, Hill decided to take what she had learned and pass it on to future generations of innovators and big thinkers. In her work as the Cronkite Fellow at Arizona State University, she works with cohorts of students that come from engineering, media, and technology backgrounds. Hill’s mentorship is inspired by her own experience at the dawn of the last media revolution.
Retha Hill joined the Cronkite faculty in 2007 after nearly eight years at BET, where she was vice president for content for BET Interactive, the online unit of Black Entertainment Television and the most-visited site specializing in African-American content on the Internet. Before joining BET, Hill was executive producer for special projects at washingtonpost.com. At the New Media Innovation Lab, Hill works with students from multiple disciplines, including journalism, to research and develop digital media products for media companies.