Matthew Hilk is the Vice President of News and Managing Editor of CNN/U.S. He directs reporting pursuits and the editorial focus on top domestic stories across all platforms, while also overseeing CNN’s domestic beats, including Race and Equality, Policing, CNN Health, CNN Weather and Climate Crisis coverage.
During his tenure at CNN, Hilk led reporting teams through multiple breaking news stories, including the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd, the border and immigration crisis, the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, and Hurricanes Dorian, Michael and Florence.
Hilk joined CNN as senior broadcast producer for The Lead with Jake Tapper based in Washington, D.C. He previously served as news director and news manager at NBC and ABC affiliates in the Nashville, Tenn., Pittsburgh and Birmingham, Ala. markets and led newsrooms to win the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence and the Emmy for News Excellence.
Hilk holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.