Tragedy as Chief WJLA meteorologist Doug Hill dies at 71

Doug Hill Cause of Death – Passed Away: Doug Hill, longtime chief meteorologist at WJLA in Washington, DC, has passed away. Doug Hill died on Monday, November 22, 2021, in North Carolina, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. When he died, he was 71 years old. Doug was the best of the best, one of the most recognizable and well-liked faces on local television.

While announcing his death, Sue Palka of FOX 5 DC said Doug Hill was a weather legend in the DMV. Sue Palka also stated that Doug returned to Washington, DC, where he worked for CBS affiliate WUSA in 1984. He spent 16 years with WUSA. Doug went on to work for ABC7, where he retired as chief meteorologist in 2017 before joining WGTS 91.9 FM, a Christian radio station.

“Doug Hill was a straight-up LEGEND of DC Weather coverage. Those that grew up watching him will remember him fondly. Thank you for all you did and safe home Doug.”

Doug Hill received his bachelor’s degree from Towson University. He joined the Air Force after graduation and later worked as a patrol and public information officer for the Prince George’s County Police Department for over six years. He was good on television and was encouraged to apply for jobs in television broadcasting. Doug relocated to Washington after leaving his first job as a weathercaster in Richmond. He also lived in Detroit for over four years.

Tributes are flooding in for the chief meteorologist on social media, honouring his life’s work.

“I met Doug Hill just once. It was at the WJLA offices in Arlington and I was there as a student finalist for some science competition in 7th grade. The only thing I remember is how Doug, the meteorologist who announced school snow days, was funny and kind with no cameras rolling.”

“Wow I will miss Doug Hill Crying face rest in peace my friend spoke to him few years back wished him well yesterday I saw the news he had past praying for his family and friends”

“With tears in my eyes sadness in my Heart So Sorry to hear of the passing of Doug Hill @ABC @ABCGMA3
I been watching him do the News since I was a Kid R.I.P. Doug Rest Peacefully Thankyou”

Doug Hill obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family.

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