As Sports Director, Doug oversees the department and anchors sportscasts during the 6pm and 11pm weekly editions of Action News.
During his five years at Channel 13, Doug has brought Las Vegans a report from a wide range of events: UNLV's magical Sweet 16 run in 2007, UFC and boxing cards, NASCAR races, NHL Awards Ceremony, Team USA Basketball Training Camp, and a one-on-one interview with Kobe Bryant. While he values the magnitude of such stories, he also appreciates the sports that fail to get the proper recognition.
During the Fall, you can catch him on Friday night hosting "Skylights". Highlights include video from the Action Newshawk, as the helicopter circles the valley and covers nearly all the high school football games. Plus, he also hosts "Locos Extra" on Sunday which offers fans in-depth coverage of the UFL.
Doug began his broadcasting career in Columbia, Missouri, covering Big 12 athletics, as well as professional sports in both St. Louis and Kansas City. He then advanced to the Quad Cities, which lie on the border of Iowa and Illinois. Covering the Cubs, Bears, and minor league teams, he also spent time on the anchor desk and even profiled troops for special coverage from Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After dabbling in News, Doug resumed his true passion of Sports.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Doug terrorized his four older brothers, although somehow they forgave him. He maintains very close contact with them, as well as his loving mom and other friends who reside all over the country. However, he sees them all a bit more often now, as living in Las Vegas has conspicuously transitioned Doug into a desirable housing option. Go figure.
A three-sport athlete in high school, Doug ultimately settled on water polo. He continued his schooling and athletics at Brown University in Rhode Island. Although his aquatics days and Economics courses are a distant memory, he manages to hack up a golf course and hit the gym sporadically. He also ran the Las Vegas Marathon in 2006 but vows to set more sane goals.
You can also occasionally catch him on the local airwaves; he regularly joins Xtreme Radio (107.5 FM), ESPN Radio (1100 AM), and "Leroy's Sports Hour" (920 AM).
Whether it is reporting on local athletes or anchoring sportscasts from the station, Doug cherishes the opportunity to affect the lives of so many Las Vegans.