Lisa O’Neill Hill, Co-Owner, CQ Media Group LLC
Lisa has worked at several of Southern California’s most respected newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and The Press-Enterprise, where she earned a reputation for being tenacious and principled.
An adjunct Professor of Communications at Cal State Fullerton, Lisa has won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting, and feature and deadline writing.
While at the Los Angeles Times, she won a “Top of the Times” award for an in-depth report about a group home. Her work on the series “Growing Up in the Shadow of Violence” was recognized by the Journalism Center on Children & Families.
Lisa also has written about a wide array of subjects for numerous university magazines, including those produced at UC Riverside, Pomona College, the University of La Verne and Biola University.
She is a graduate of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Florida and was a Fellow at USC’s Institute for Justice and Journalism. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UCLA and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from USC.
Phil Pitchford, Co-Owner, CQ Media Group LLC
Phil brings a wealth of experience to CQ Media Group gathered during 22 years in journalism, most recently at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California. A respected reporter in the public policy arena for the past two decades, Phil is intimately familiar with the issues facing the region.
He brings to his writing and consulting clients a depth of knowledge on a variety of topics, including local government, transportation, business and military base conversion. An award-winning reporter, Phil served as lead writer on several major projects, including “Toxic Cargo,” an examination of the dangers associated with transporting hazardous materials by rail through highly-populated areas.
Phil previously worked at The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where he covered the never-dull beat of government and politics in Durham and helped the newspaper dramatically expand its coverage of the Triangle region.
Phil has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, both from North Carolina State University.