Doug Currin

Doug Currin is an Emmy & Edward R. Murrow award winning journalist whose work has taken him literally across the globe. From New York City to Germany, Kuwait and being embedded in the war in Iraq in Baghdad, Currin has covered nearly every aspect of momentous journalism for over a decade.

In December of 2010, he joined KCEN-HD News as the evening anchor for the day's 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm newscasts and simultaneously contributes to all media platforms within KCEN.

     Prior to his arrival in Texas, Doug served as anchor of the weekday morning show at WBRE Eyewitness News in Wilkes-Barre, PA. During this time, Doug also covered politics for the city's NBC affiliate, interviewing several political leaders and former presidents in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. While reporting live from Washington, he covered one of the most watched races in the country between Pennsylvania politicians Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey. Currin is the only reporter to date to elicit a response from former president Bill Clinton about the controversy surrounding an alleged job offer in the White House to Sestak. Doug was noted in a Fox News documentary for his political coverage during the 2010 race.             

     Doug has had the opportunity to meet and interview such political news makers such as former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vernon Jordan, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Mike Beebe, U.N. Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice, Adel Al-Jubeir (Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States),  Jim Kuhn, Evan Hendricks, Senator John McCain, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, former President Jimmy Carter, Gov. Ed Rendell, Senators Jon Cornyn & Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and several other congressional and international leaders.

     Before moving to central Texas and developing an incredibly unhealthy addiction to sweet tea, Doug was a producer for Wolf Blitzer at CNN in Washington, D.C.          

     At CNN, Currin covered the war in Iraq, the death of President Ronald Reagan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, as well as several hurricanes, presidential elections and congressional events. Currin also worked on several Sunday political talk shows with Wolf Blitzer and Judy Woodruff based in the District.

     No stranger to the military, Doug has anchored and reported military news for over a third of his life. Covering MCAS Yuma, Yuma Proving Ground, Fort Hood and USAF El Centro, Doug has consistently been at the forefront of military journalism—flying with the Blue Angels and jumping with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, even traveling to Germany, Kuwait, and Baghdad to cover the war in Iraq with III Corps based at Ft. Hood.. His father was also a Captain in the U.S. Navy. You can catch Doug's reports in his segment, "Military Matters," airing nightly on KCEN-HD News.     

     Before entering the television market, Doug was active in the worlds of radio in both Washington, D.C. and New York City.

     Since then, Doug has been awarded several times for his journalistic and community work over the years.

     A graduate of George Mason University just outside of Washington D.C., Doug earned a degree in broadcast journalism, and also studied neurological psychology. He now is an invited guest lecturer on the political economy of media.

     Doug was accepted into the Washington, D.C. National Press Club in 2009.  He's also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Radio and Television News Directors' Association.

     Doug and his wife have three wonderful children who exhaust them.

How to reach Doug:

Mail:           DCurrin@gannett.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DougTV
Twitter:      www.twitter.com/KCENdoug
 

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