Mary Ann is best known for being the wife of Doug Hill, a retired Chief Meteorologist for ABC 7 News/WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. He is being reported to have passed away on November 22, 2021, as per a statement by WJLA TV.
Dough and Mary Ann have four children, including twins, Maggie and Peter who are 18 years old as of2021. The family resides in Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County in Maryland.
Doug Hill Background
He was a graduate of Towson State College and was enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving for four years mostly at Andrews Air Force Base. After leaving the military, he served as a police officer for Prince George’s County for six years.
Doug worked as the meteorologist for ABC 7 News at Noon, 4, 5, and 6. He has been awarded the “Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society. Hill has also been honored with a Washington Emmy Award for broadcast excellence. He has also served as a meteorologist for affiliates in Richmond, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Detroit.
Hill retired from WJLA-TV on September 15, 2017. He was a radio personality on WGTS 91.9 FM, a Christian radio station.
Doug Hill Death & Cause
WJLA confirmed Doug Hill’s death by writing in a statement that, ‘Our dear friend and former WJLA colleague, Doug Hill, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, in North Carolina surrounded by his loving family.
Doug who grew up in Baltimore became a Prince Georges County police officer and he held a deep interest in meteorology. That interest flourished, and after stops in Richmond and Detroit, Doug spent 33 years forecasting the weather here in Washington.
StormWatch7 Meteorologist, Brian van de Graaff wrote in a tribute on Facebook, “I met Doug Hill nearly 25 years ago while in college and was in awe that he was the same guy in person that I saw on TV. Little did I know that would be the beginning of a mentorship that would help propel me to where I am today. I am forever grateful for his guidance and friendship and thankful for all of those years that I got to work alongside him. There is not a greater compliment than when a person says I did or said something that reminded them of Doug. My thoughts are with his wife, kids, and grandchildren.”
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 pic.twitter.com/jHB8tcLK2B
— Brad Bell (@Brad7News) November 23, 2021
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