Mike Hill is one of those guys that you watched on TV and felt like you knew him personally. As of late, we have seen more of his face and personality on Black News Channel and Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Watching reality television has become a guilty pleasure for me. While I typically try to steer clear from the drama-filled programming, but there’s something about the casts that draw me in every time. I was shocked to see someone that I recognized from my extensive ESPN watching past.
Privileged to the inside view of the newlywed relationship of Mike and his wife Cynthia Bailey, viewers have developed an emotion and perspective of a man whom we don’t truly know. After reading Mike’s autobiography entitled Open Mike, I was intrigued about his childhood and growing up in a house of turmoil.
Recently, I was able to connect with Mike in Atlanta. We set up a photoshoot and sat down afterward to talk about all things Mike Hill related. We started this conversation around his childhood and how that developed the man he is today. Enjoy and look out for the follow-up posts. And if you’re a RHOA fan like I am, check out our previous interview with Mike’s wife, Cynthia Bailey by clicking here.