Ron Hilliard joins WDIV from just up I-75, where he was a weather and news reporter at WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV in the Flint and Saginaw areas. Ron has a tremendous passion for meteorology, which started at a young age. He’s covered all types of weather -- from snow to tornadoes to thunderstorms. Ron has also worked in Erie, Pennsylvania, and was a finalist in the TBS show “America’s Next Weatherman.”
“Weather impacts our daily lives, and when it turns severe, each decision matters and every second counts,” Ron said. “I understand the tremendous responsibility to convey accurate information that you can use to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. It is an honor to return home and join the 4Warn Weather team.”
Ron is a Detroiter through and through. He grew up on Detroit’s northwest side and graduated from Communication and Media Arts High School. Ron is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and Specs Howard School of Media Arts.
During his time at MSU, Ron studied at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico for a year. He is currently enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he is continuing his post-graduate work in meteorology studies. Ron is excited to put the exclusive 4Warn Weather technology to work.