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.

Doug also provides afternoon radio forecasts on Washington's WTOP 103.5 FM where he has been a fixture for 14 years.

Contact Doug

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

Recent Stories

  1. Washington D.C. Forecast: Snow is Over With Just a Few Flurries Possible

    After the Thursday morning's snow, we will experience relatively quiet weather heading into the weekend

  2. Washington D.C. Forecast: Snow for Thursday morning commute

    Snow will be likely overnight into Thursday morning across the D.C. area. The heaviest will be focused south of D.C. closer to Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Northern Neck of Virginia.

  3. Washington D.C. Forecast: Not as cold tonight, snow Thursday

    A few days after the last snowstorm, we are already tracking the next potential for snow later this week.

  4. Washington D.C. Forecast: Cold night ahead

    Temperatures are expected to fall into the single digits to low teens overnight and colder than normal weather is forecast to remain through the end of February.

  5. Washington D.C. Forecast: Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain Saturday

    An area of low pressure will move into the region Saturday bringing with it the chance for snow to a wintry mix. Travel complications will be likely Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.