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

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  3. Washington D.C. Forecast: Cooler tonight, nice Friday ahead

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  4. Washington D.C. Forecast: Cold front brings storms this evening

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  5. Washington D.C. Forecast: Heat is back through Wednesday

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