• Vaughn Hillyard is a 28-year-old Caucasian reporter and editorial assistant, best known for his work with NBC News.
• He attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 2013 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in journalism and mass communication.
• He is a known advocate of LGBTQ rights and is believed to be gay.
• He is affiliated with NBC News, Aol, CNBC, Meet the Press, Euronews, MSNBC, KGW-TV, WCSH-TV and WRCB-TV.
• His estimated net worth is close to $300,000 and he has a strong social media presence with over 1,000 followers on Facebook, over 4,000 on Twitter and over 3,000 on Instagram.


Who is Vaughn Hillyard?

Born under the sign of Pisces on the 4th of March 1991, in Phoenix, Arizona USA, Vaughn Hillyard is a 28-year-old Caucasian reporter and editorial assistant. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as a reporter for various news companies, most prominently for NBC News as a researcher, reporter and editorial assistant during his current almost six years there. He has also had a number of other successes over the course of his sometimes lucrative reporting career since 2011.

Early Life and Education: The Thunderbird

Vaughn was raised in his birthplace by parents of unknown names and professions; he has a male sibling, though his name and age are unknown. His earliest interests are somewhat of a complete mystery, and therefore not much can be said about them. As for his education, he attended Thunderbird High School in his birthplace from 2005 to 2009. One interesting event that occurred during this time was the late prize win by Vaughn and his fellow classmate Sophia Curran. The two wrote a Freedom of Speech related article for the Thunder Bird student magazine, which was initially banned from being published due to its sharp review of a school official. However, thanks to joint efforts of both Vaughn and Sophia, the article was published 10 months later, and eventually, in 2011, won the Sunshine Award. Following his matriculation, Vaughn enrolled in Arizona State University, specifically The Walter Cronkite School at the said institution, from where he graduated with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 2013.

Career: A Rising Star

Hillyard started his career as the editorial assistant at the US Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office in 2009. However, his first journalism experience came about in 2010, while he was still in college, at which point he worked as a reporter for AZ Fact Check, until 2011. He was then promoted to a political fact checker within the same company, but he in 2011 left for his multimedia internship at the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington DC. At the end of the said year, he was assigned as the assignment editor for KPNX 12 News NBC weekend news. In 2012, he interned at NBC New York News bureau, and in the same year joined Cronkite News as a reporter. In 2013, he interned at the CNN State of the Union in Washington DC. Lastly, in the same year, he moved to a position at NBC News, and in 2014 he was promoted to a researcher for Andrea Mitchell. He kept this position for a year and one month, and then switched to covering the 2016 presidential campaign which he did for a year and five months, until becoming an associate producer at NBC. Ultimately, after another year and one month, in 2018, he became a political reporter at the same company, and that is where he remains today.

Love Life: Is Vaughn gay? Is he married?

As for his romantic involvements, virtually nothing is known about Vaughn’s previous relationships – he has never been seen with a potential partner on any of his social media profiles. However, even though there is a significant lack of data across the authoritative sources, Vaughn is considered to be gay, because he is a known advocate of LGBTQ rights, going so far as to ensure that the students of Arizona State University have the right to vote on LGBTQ equality, and thus influence the right for same-sex partners to marry. Finally, even though Vaughn was seen posting pictures with various girls, he claimed that all of them were his good friends and that they weren’t romantically involved. These facts are what make the public firmly believe that Vaughn is gay, though he is yet to come forward to the fans regarding this particular part of his private life. According to the available information, or the lack thereof, Vaughn is currently single.

Vaughn’s Affiliations

As can be seen on Vaughn’s personal news publications webpage, he doesn’t only write for NBC News, but also for Aol, CNBC, Meet the Press, Euronews, MSNBC, KGW-TV, WCSH-TV, and WRCB-TV. In his short profile description there, he stated ‘On the Road, Meeting Good Folk | NBC News | Arizonan | IG: @vaughn_hillyard’

Vaughn Hillyard

The Tireless Reporter

NBC News describes Vaughn in various virtuous terms, such as ‘indefatigable’, as can be seen here. In that particular case, in 2017 Vaughn was seen reporting in front of the Moore election night party building. According to the words of NBC, ‘After weeks on the ground reporting on the Alabama Senate race, his Twitter feed is a must-follow as the election returns come in.‘

What is Vaughn Hillyard’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Vaughn Hillyard is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Vaughn’s accumulated wealth is close to $300,000, made by lending his expertise to various media companies, most prominently across various positions at NBC News, where he now works as a political reporter. As his career continues to develop, the said amount is bound to increase.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their rating and profit. Vaughn himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. His Facebook page has over 1,000 followers, his Twitter account over 4,000, and his Instagram account more than 3,000 fans.

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  1. And what difference should it make if he’s gay or straight? He does his job and a good job, at that. His choice of partner or no parter is really none of our business.

    • Well…I guess if he is straight, women who find him attractive and interesting might want to know if approaching him romantically had any chance of being successful. If he is gay, men who find him attractive and interesting might want to know if approaching him romantically had any chance of being successful. If he is bisexual, it would be a free-for-all for those who find him attractive and interesting and want to know if approaching him romantically had any chance of being successful.

      From a work perspective, knowing if he is straight or gay might inform someone about things he reports on and how he reports on them. Is it a situation he knows something about intimately or something he couldn’t possibly understand? Reporters are people, and it is pretty much impossible to be completely dispassionate, so who you are does matter to some degree (probably far more than people want to believe).

      Of course, the homophobes would simply use the information to treat him as a deviant animal, were he gay.

      And then, of course, some people are just nosy.

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