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Jean Hill, former Channel 7 News anchor, dies of cancer

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She was as sweet as she was smart.

Jean Hill was also an inspiration. The journalist, who was a part of the Channel 7 family for more than a decade,  died of cancer Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

She joined WKBW in 1990 and eventually went on to work for M&T Bank where she was vice president and senior compliance officer.

Her former co-anchor, Steve Boyd posted about the loss of his friend. –

“Jean Hill would not have hesitated to ask me what I was thinking with that tie. I’m so terribly sad to hear the news that my longtime friend and co-anchor has passed. Jean was the most private person I’ve ever known. It was an honor to become close with her. We lost touch over the years but would run into each other at Wegmans here and there and we’d pick up the conversation as if we’d just left the station. I remember her telling a story about a day that I had become upset in the newsroom, and I can still here her deep voice with the slightest southern accent saying “That’s when Steve …. lost …. his …. mmmind.” She was honest and faithful and true. She will be missed. Rest In Peace old friend.”

 

Jean Hill would not have hesitated to ask me what I was thinking with that tie. I’m so terribly sad to hear the news…

Posted by Steve Boyd on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

Rest in Peace, Jean.

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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

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