Vicki Hillhouse

Business reporter


Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

A Spokane native, she earned her journalism degree at Eastern Washington University and started her career at a weekly newspaper. She has been on the award-winning U-B teams that have reported on water issues, the community’s Latino heritage and the wind storm of 2008, where she learned the value of generators, battery back-up, and practical shoes after hopping downed tree trunks in four-inch heels.

Outside of work she is more likely to sport wheels, skating for the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls.

Recent Stories

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Coffee Perk rolls out new menu

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Dayton’s Chamber hires new director

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