Doug Hill meteorologist is dead – Obituary 2021 – Cause of death

We at @7NewsDC got some devastating news last night. Doug Hill, my colleague and friend of more than 20 years has died. He was a warm and caring man and exactly the same person in “real life” you saw on TV all those years. I’ve missed him since he retired. This hurts.

Our dear friend and former WJLA colleague Doug Hill died in North Carolina on Monday, with his family by his side.

He grew up in Baltimore, became a police officer in Prince George’s County, and had a keen interest in meteorology.

Candid photo of former WJLA chief meteorologist Doug Hill with the meteorological team (7News)

This interest flourished, and after staying in Richmond and Detroit, Doug spent 33 years predicting the weather in Washington.

Simply put-he is the best, one of the most familiar and popular faces on local TV.

His calm voice and relaxed demeanor brought comfort in the strongest storm, and brought a laugh or two on a clear day.

He is the premier mentor, always willing to listen and make suggestions-always in a calm and reassuring tone.

Doug leads a humble life, donating generously, especially to end food insecurity. He admires his family.

So sad to hear this news today. My friend and former Chief in Washington, D.C, Doug Hill, passed away. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by many. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and my former @7NewsDC
co-workers.

We express our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary Ann, son and daughters Brian, Peter and Maggie.

Brad Bell wrote on Twitter: “He is a passionate, caring person, exactly like the person in the’real life’ you saw on TV in those years. Since his retirement I have been missing him ever since. It hurts.”

Doug Hill is the retired chief meteorologist for ABC 7 News/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. He is a meteorologist for ABC 7 News, 4, 5, and 6 noon. He received the “Seal of Approval” from the Meteorological Society of America. Hill also won the Washington Emmy Award for broadcasting excellence. He has also worked as a meteorologist at affiliates in Richmond, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Detroit.

Hill graduated from Towson State College. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served mainly at Andrews Air Force Base for four years. After leaving the army, he served as a police officer in Prince George’s County for six years.

Hill retired from WJLA-TV on September 15, 2017. He is now a radio celebrity of the Christian radio station WGTS 91.9 FM. He stated that he wanted to use his platform as a prominent figure in the Washington area to carry out Christian ministry.

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