Rod Hill’s forecasting career has spanned more than 20 years, taking him from the hurricanes of South Texas to the lake effect snows of Michigan, the tornadoes of the Ohio valley and yes, the hard to predict weather of the Pacific Northwest.
Rod grew up in Missouri and graduated from Mizzou. He later earned his certificate of broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State. Soon after, Rod earned the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He later served on the NWA certification board for more than five years.
Arriving in the Northwest in 1999, Rod was honored more than any other broadcast meteorologist during his ten years of doing the evening news for KPTV and KATU. His forecasting achievements include two Emmy awards for best meteorologist and three Associated Press awards for best weathercast in Oregon. Rod is truly at home, being a member of the First Alert Storm Team.
Family time is spent with Caruso and Concerto, a chow mix and black lab. Passions include golf and the celebration of a hole in one in Feb. of 2009 (5-iron, 171 yards)! Another joy is ballroom dancing. Rod has competed across the country in Pro-am standard and American smooth. Nothing wrong with kick-en up your heels after a long day of possible showers.