Former Richmond News Director is Dead

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Former WWBT news and public affairs director Douglas L. Hill passed away Sunday at his Midlothian home at the age of 91.

Hill came to Richmond in 1966 to serve as news director for channel 12, which was then WRVA-TV and helped guide the station into a ratings lead in its 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. He also hosted the Doug Hill Show and the station's Tell Doug segments, fielding viewer concerns for years.