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
WJLA
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

  1. Washington D.C. Forecast: Chilly again tonight, milder Tuesday

    Temperatures will be on the chilly side tonight but more seasonal air will filter in overhead Tuesday and Wednesday.

  2. Washington D.C. Forecast: Strong storms may bring gusty winds and large hail

    Thunderstorms will erupt ahead and along a cold front - most severe weather should end by mid evening.

  3. Washington D.C. Forecast: Mild evening ahead, rain on the way

    Enjoy the start to the work week as rain will enter the region Tuesday morning.

  4. Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Stormy today, Nice Weekend

    Showers and a few thunderstorms will dot radar as a cold front moves across the mid-Atlantic.

  5. Washington D.C. Forecast: Evening storms, weekend improvements

    Showers and storms will be likely this evening into tonight as a cold front approaches from the west.