Hillary Howard Biography, Age, Height, Marriage, Career, Brain surgery and Awards

Hillary Howard Biography

Hillary Howard is an American reporter. She currently co-anchors the 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm shift on all-news station WTOP in Washington, DC. She co-hosts along with Shawn Anderson. Since November 2011, Howard has also served as host of It’s Academic. she is an award-winning Radio and TV reporter who has worked in Washington for more than 20-years.

Hillary Howard Age

Unfortunately, she has not revealed her age to the public.  We will soon update you once we get information on her age.

Hillary Howard Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 1.68 meters. Additionally, her weight is 84 Kilograms. Her hair is brown in color while her eyes are brown too.

Hillary Howard Marriage

Howard is married to retired WUSA reporter and noted fire-service blogger Dave Statter. Dave is also a former Prince George’s County firefighter and dispatcher. The couple lives in Virginia with their son, Sam.

Hillary Howard Career

Howard began her on-air career as a radio newsperson in suburban New York City. She began her TV news career at WTZA in Kingston, New York where she was a full-time reporter and weatherperson. At WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was a general assignment reporter and weekend weathercaster. Howard was also hired as a GA reporter/ weathercaster at WTTG in Washington DC. Here, she eventually became the weekend news anchor and special projects reporter. At WUSA she was the morning weathercaster from 2000–2004. Other work includes voice-over narrations, writing for HGTV, moderating debates. She also co-produced the 2002 Candlelight Ceremony for the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Washington DC, honoring those who died in 2001.


She previously hosted a news/ interview show on WTWP Radio with Bob Kur. In 2007, “Washington Post Radio” (as WTWP was known on the air) flipped to an all-talk format and Howard (along with Kur) moved to sister station WTOP. Howard also took over hosting the quiz show It’s Academic after Mac McGarry, who hosted the show for fifty years, retired in 2011.


Hillary Howard Brain surgery

In November 2010, Howard fell and suffered a serious head injury. Later, a brain scan revealed a meningioma tumor in Howard’s brain. Although the tumor was benign, she opted to have it removed. The surgery was performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in April 2011. The operation was successful, and she recovered. Howard returned to work in May.

Hillary Howard Awards

Howard won Emmy Awards for News Writing, Hard News Reporting, Feature Reporting, and Weathercasting. She also won an Imagen Award for reporting on Hispanic Issues and was a finalist in the New York TV and Film Festivals. Howard also won a Chesapeake AP Award for TV and radio work. Her radio career garnered other awards too including a regional Murrow and SPJ.

Hillary Howard Public service

Outside of work, Hillary enjoys volunteering with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation — an organization that sweeps in and supports surviving families after a line-of-duty death. Each year she and her husband Dave Statter anchor coverage of the weekend event.