Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner is the author of Girlz ‘N the Hood: A Memoir of Mama in South Central Los Angeles, which was released by the Pact Press in September 2021.
She grew up in South Central Los Angeles, near Manchester & Broadway for the most part. Although most of her teenage years were spent in Compton. She was valedictorian of Compton High School in 1982.
Dr. Hill-Wagner earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
As a newspaper journalist for 15 years, she covered poverty issues, police, and the military for various newspapers throughout the country. She has taught college journalism courses in Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California.
She is married to Dr. Marcus Wagner. They have two spoiled dogs together.Support the show