Rod Hil is a weather anchor at KGW in Portland, Oregon. His forecasting career has spanned nearly 30 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 has been honored many times for his forecasting expertise and on-air broadcast style. His forecasting achievements include two Emmy awards for best meteorologist and three Associated Press awards for best weathercast in Oregon. Rod has been a member of the KGW weather team since December of 2009 and is the Sunrise meteorologist Monday through Friday.
Passions include golf and the celebration of a hole in one in Feb. of 2009 (5-iron, 171 yards) and simply enjoying the beauty of the Northwest.