Doug Hill ABC7 Chief Meteorologist

Doug Hill

Doug Hill has earned a reputation as one of Washington’s most accurate and entertaining weather forecasters. As Vice President, Weather and Chief Meteorologist, he brings nearly 30 years experience to his daily broadcasts on ABC 7 News at 5, 6 and 11.

Hill has been honored with a Washington 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, 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, horse, dog and cats live in Calvert County.

Doug also provides morning and afternoon radio forecasts on Washington's WTOP 103.5 FM.

Check out the StormWatch 7 Weather Blog.

If you are interested in booking Doug for a public appearance, please contact Director of Community Relations Abby Fenton at Please make sure your email includes the following: 1) Name of the organization, 2) Event Date, 3) Time of the event, 4) Number of people expected to attend, 5) County, 6) Event location, and 7) Role of the ABC7 personality at the event."

Contact Doug

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

Recent Stories

  1. Washington D.C. Forecast: Heat and humidity on the rise

    Hot and humid conditions will persist through Wednesday along with a growing chance for showers and storms.
  2. Washington D.C. Forecast: Cool start to the week, hot by Wednesday

    Temperatures have been hanging below normal the past few days, but that will change by the middle of the week.

  3. Washington D.C. Forecast: Comfortably cool tonight, nice Thursday

    High pressure will continue to filter into the region behind yesterday's cold front, leading to beautiful conditions Thursday.

  4. Washington D.C. Forecast: Severe T-Storm Watch until 8pm

    Severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and a lot of lightning are possible through this evening.

  5. Washington D.C. Forecast: Flash Flood Watch through tonight

    Slow moving showers and storms will create the possibility of flash flooding in areas this afternoon into tonight.