Doug Hill ABC7 Chief Meteorologist

Doug Hill

Doug Hill has earned a reputation as one of Washington’s most trusted and entertaining weather forecasters. As Vice President, Weather and Chief Meteorologist, he brings over 35 years’ experience to his daily broadcasts on ABC7/WJLA-TV News at 4, 5 and 6.

He has been honored with a Regional Emmy Award for broadcast excellence. He has also been awarded the "Seal of Approval" from the American Meteorological Society.

Prior to joining ABC7/WJLA-TV in 2000, Hill served for 16 years as Chief Meteorologist for the Washington CBS affiliate. He began his broadcast career in 1978 at WWBT-TV in Richmond, Virginia. In 1980, he made the move to Detroit where he worked for both WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV, before returning in 1984 to Washington.

Hill attended Towson State College, before he entered the United States Air Force. Most of his four-year tour was spent at Andrews AFB, where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.

After his military service, Doug became a Prince George's County Police Officer where served for six years until Mike Buchanan and John Harter convinced him he could make the unlikely switch from cop to broadcaster. And the rest is history.

A native Marylander, Doug, his wife Mary-Ann and their children live in Calvert County.

Contact Doug

Twitter: @DougHillABC7
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1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

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    Expect mild temperatures today but also the chance for a few storms this afternoon as an area of low pressure enters this afternoon.

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  3. Washington D.C. Forecast: Cool weekend ahead

    Clouds will persist tonight and hang around for the start of the weekend. Don't be surprised if you see a passing flurry on Saturday.

  4. Washington D.C. Forecast: Evening storms, cooler days ahead

    A cold front will bring showers and storms this evening and cooler temperatures Friday into the weekend.

  5. Washington D.C. Forecast: Flurries in the forecast tonight

    Plenty of sunshine this afternoon but a disturbance will move in from the northwest overnight bringing the chance for light snow showers and flurries.