“Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill not only got up bright an early for her regular anchor duties this week, but she also put in extra hours anchoring the “CBS Evening News” Tuesday-Friday. “This week has been exhilarating and exhausting,” she told TVNewser as the long week drew to a close.
The week began in the U.K. where she anchored “Early” on Monday. “The show fell in the middle of my third day of a whirlwind weekend of shoots in London for our upcoming Royal Wedding coverage,” Hill tells us. She spent the flight back to New York preparing for an interview with the President. “I made it home by 10:30pm Monday night, and was out the door, on my way to the studio at 4am Tuesday morning,” she says.
“By the time Friday rolled around, I’m thinking ‘maybe these 15 hour days aren’t so bad after all.’ Although I’m kind of looking forward to slacking with just one show come Monday,” says Hill who joined CBS in 2008, while doing double anchor duty on CNN.
Hill calls her “biggest assignment” of the week getting home in time to read “bedtime stories for my boys — ideally without falling asleep mid-sentence.”