Ron Hilliard

Ron Hilliard grew up on the western edge of Lake Erie and if he looks familiar, maybe that’s because you saw him on a national reality TV show.

Ron joined the JET 24/FOX 66 news team as a general assignment reporter in October 2016.

Prior to arriving in Erie, Ron was a news reporter and anchor for public-access television in Warren, Michigan.  He also served as a freelance reporter for WNEM TV5 in Saginaw and Flint, Michigan, where he covered the Flint water crisis.

As a child, the Detroit native grew up watching the news and watching the skies.  He knew that he wanted keep people informed and share their stories.

That desire for storytelling has taken him on a path throughout the country with theater, film and television.

In 2015, Ron combined these passions to reach third place on a reality show.  America’s Next Weatherman featured broadcast-related challenges, such as reporting in simulated extreme weather and technical malfunctions.

Ron earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Spanish and Theater from Michigan State University.  He also graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts.

When not working to bring you news, Ron enjoys volunteering, taking in the arts, visiting local attractions and exploring the outdoors.

Ron and his pets, a dog named Simba and a turtle named Twister, are thrilled to call Erie home.

You can contact Ron at RHilliard@wjettv.com. Feel free to also connect with him on Twitter @RonHilliardTV or Facebook at Ron Hilliard JET 24 - FOX 66.


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