Doug Currin is an award winning journalist, anchoring KCEN-HD News at 5p, 6p & 10p with Nikki Laurenzo.
Doug has anchored and reported in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Arizona and Washington, D.C.. It was in the desert southwest where he was the military reporter covering three major military installations. He's a product of a military family and wants to share stories of local families and Ft. Hood with everyone in the area.
Currin was embedded with Fort Hood troops in their missions through Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq. Specifically, Baghdad, Kalsu and Karbala, Iraq. His coverage took viewers into ordinary homes in Baghdad, asking locals what they want from their new government. While embedded with III Corps he documented the mindset of U.S. troops as they deploy and get ready to come home.
Doug is no stranger to the military. He's covered MCAS Yuma, Yuma Proving Ground, and USAF El Centro, where he flew with the Blue Angels, and jumped with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachuting team. His father was a commander in the U.S. Navy. You can catch Doug's reports in his segment, "Military Matters," airing nightly on KCEN-HD News.
Before moving to central Texas and becoming a huge fan of sweet tea, Doug was a producer for Wolf Blitzer at CNN in Washington, D.C., specifically, "Wolf Blitzer Reports," a pre-cursor to "The Situation Room."
At CNN, Currin covered the war in Iraq, the death of President Ronald Reagan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, several Hurricanes, presidential elections and congressional events. Currin also worked briefly on "CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," "Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics," and "Inside Politics Sunday," all former political talk shows based in the district.
A self-proclaimed news addict, Doug had the opportunity to meet and interview such political news makers such as Vernon Jordan, Presidentidal candidate and Gov. Mike Huckabee, Governor Mike Beebe, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former President Bill Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice, Jim Kuhn, Evan Hendricks, Senator John McCain, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, former President Jimmy Carter, Gov. Ed Rendell, and other congressional and international leaders.
In Penn., Doug lead the 2010 political coverage for WBRE Eyewitness News & WOLF Fox56 in Scranton, in addition to anchoring the morning show. Reporting from Washington, D.C., he covered one of the most watched races in the country, between Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey. Currin is the only reporter to get a response from former president Clinton about the controversy surrounding an alleged job offer in the White House to Sestak to get him out of the race to make room for Arlen Specter. Doug was noted in a Fox News documentary for his political coverage during the 2010 race.
Before getting into television, Doug was living in the world of radio in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Since then, Doug has been awarded for his journalistic and community work over the years. "I have them in some boxes somewhere in a closet," he says. "Doing the work is what really matters," Currin says.
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 Director's Association.
Doug and his wife have three wonderful children who exhaust them.