Broadcaster Doug Hill Keynote Speaker for CSM’s Communication Day, March 29

Broadcaster and meteorologist for WJLA-TV in Washington

            Broadcaster and meteorologist for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., Doug Hill, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Southern Maryland’s Communication Day on March 29.  A native Marylander and resident of Calvert County, Hill has earned a reputation as one of Washington’s most accurate and entertaining weather forecasters.

            As vice president, weather and chief meteorologist, Hill brings nearly 30 years of experience to his daily broadcasts on ABC7/WJLA-TV News at 5 and 6 p.m. Hill has been honored with a Washington Emmy Award for broadcast excellence and has been awarded the “Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society.

            Hill began his broadcast career in 1978 at WWBT-TV in Richmond, Va. In 1980 he worked for both WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV in Detroit, before returning to Washington, 1984 to work for a CBS affiliate.  

Hill attended Towson State College before he entered the U.S. Air Force.

After his military service, Hill worked as a Prince George's County Police Officer for six years and then made the unlikely switch from cop to broadcaster.

Communication Day will showcase CSM’s Communication and Media Studies programs as well as the new Digital Media Production Program and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry Building. CSM communication students will be joined by students from area high schools.  The event is open to anyone interested in the communication field and will feature career exploration information, a public speaking contest, and professional and student-led panel discussions.

For more information about the event contact Denise Gilmer-Knudson at



CSM Communication Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 29, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Department of Communication will showcase newly designed programs in Communication and Media Studies and a new Digital Media Production Program.  The event will feature professional and student-led panel discussions, breakout sessions, transfer and career exploration, and a public speaking competition. Keynote address by WJLA-TV’s chief meteorologist Doug Hill will be at 9 a.m. The event is open to anyone interested in the communication field. Free. Contact Denise Gilmer-Knudson, or 443-550-6144.