Hilary Lane is an award-winning and two-time Emmy nominated reporter at WUSA 9.
You can watch her every morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on “Wake Up Washington."
Hilary arrived at WUSA 9 in August 2016. She comes to Washington, D.C. from Allentown, Pennsylvania where she worked as a reporter at WFMZ-TV. Her investigative report on lead in drinking water led administrators in multiple school districts in Pennsylvania to test hundreds of water fountains for lead. Over a dozen contaminated water fountains have now been replaced.
Hilary also led an investigative report that prompted a Pennsylvania District Attorney to file criminal charges against a gun club patron who was firing carelessly on the range. Bullets from the club had been flying into neighbors’ backyard sand homes for years.
In Allentown, Hilary covered multiple local stories that became national headlines including Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, and the capture of the FBI's number one most-wanted, accused cop-killer Eric Frein.
Hilary previously worked in Buffalo, New York and Utica, New York.
Hilary attended Rutgers University for two years before transferring and graduating cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
In her free time, Hilary enjoys reading, running, and trying out new recipes. She is also known to light her batons on fire and perform a fire baton routine!
Hilary would love to hear from you. Feel free to send a story idea of just say hi!
E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org