Lisa McCubbin Hill is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and producer.
In 2009, Gerald Blaine—a longtime family friend—asked if she would help him write a book about his time in the Secret Service. Their collaboration, The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence (2010) became a New York Times bestseller and was the basis for the Emmy-nominated Discovery channel documentary, The Kennedy Detail.
While writing The Kennedy Detail, Ms. McCubbin met Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who is best known for leaping onto the back of President John F. Kennedy’s limousine as shots were fired in Dallas in 1963. Hill had retired from the U.S. Secret Service in 1975 as Assistant Director responsible for all protective forces and had vowed he “would never write a book.” Convinced by Ms. McCubbin that his stories were history, Hill finally acquiesced and together the two subsequently penned four memoirs regaling his remarkable career, all of which became instant New York Times bestsellers.
Mrs. Kennedy and Me (#1 New York Times bestseller)
In 2018, Lisa authored BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer, the landmark biography of one of the most admired and influential women of our time.
Currently, Lisa is a consulting producer for the upcoming documentary film AGENT NUMBER 9: The Clint Hill Story. This feature-length film is currently in production and scheduled for release sometime in 2024.
A graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, prior to becoming a full-time author, Ms. McCubbin was a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio talk show, and spent six years in the Middle East as a freelance journalist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Doha, Qatar. She is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter-in-law.
In 2021, Lisa McCubbin and Clint Hill married and they currently reside in the San Francisco Bay area.