Doug Hill Biography – Doug Hill Wiki
Doug Hill (born Lawrence Douglas Hill) was a retired Chief Meteorologist for ABC 7 News/WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining ABC7/WJLA-TV, Hill served for 16 years as Chief Meteorologist for WUSA-TV. 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.
When Hill couldn’t find a radio job after high school, he studied communications at Towson State College (now Towson University). He dropped out after a year, then joined the Air Force in 1969 when a recruiter promised that he would be trained in broadcasting.
Instead, he was assigned to security forces and spent much of the next four years at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County. He joined the county police in 1973, became a public information officer and was encouraged to work in television by a pair of local crime reporters.
His cover letters emphasized that he wanted to be a police reporter. But he also mentioned weather forecasting as a hobby, and in 1978 was hired as a weekend weathercaster at WWBT in Richmond.
He worked in Detroit before coming to Washington in 1984. For 16 years, he was a meteorologist at WUSA Channel 9, where he worked alongside weather broadcasters such as Gordon Barnes and Topper Shutt, who became the station’s chief meteorologist.
He joined WJLA as its chief meteorologist in 2000. He retired from WJLA-TV on September 15, 2017. Announcing his retirement from WJLA, Hill said he wanted to focus on his family and on Christian ministry, including by teaching Sunday school at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, Md., and volunteering with End Hunger in Calvert County, a nonprofit organization. He worked in recent years at a Christian radio station, WGTS-FM.
Doug Hill Age
Lawrence Douglas Hill was born in Towson, Md., on July 29, 1950. He died on November 22, 2021. He was 71 years old.
Doug Hill Wife
He was married twice. His first marriage ended in divorce. His second marriage was to the former Mary-Ann Vranken.
Doug Hill Children
He had four children; a son from his first marriage, Brian Hill; a stepson, Andrew Bedard; two children from his second marriage, Peter and Maggie Hill
Doug Hill Family
His father was an engineer for Martin Marietta, and his mother was a homemaker. An older brother, Dennis, became a DJ and later served as a longtime spokesman for Baltimore police. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary-Ann Vranken; a son from his earlier marriage, Brian Hill; a stepson, Andrew Bedard; two children from his second marriage, Peter and Maggie Hill; a brother; and three grandchildren.
Doug Hill Death
Meteorologist Doug Hill died at his home in Leland, North Carolina on November 22, 2021, at the age of 71. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Maggie Hill, who did not cite a cause.
Doug Hill Cause of Death
A cause of death was not revealed.