Doug Warner co-anchors KSLA News 12 at 5, 6 and10 p.m.m after spending nearly 5 years co-hosting KSLA News 12 This Morning. He joined KSLA News 12 in 2009 after returning to the ArkLaTex and his native Louisiana from Oklahoma. He spent 6 years as an anchor and reporter at Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate KWTV. Despite spending more time in the studio now, he still loves getting out and reporting. He’s reported extensively on the need for cable barriers on our interstates, on the homeless issues across Shreveport-Bossier including our veterans, and on the many caring non-profits and their efforts throughout the ArkLaTex. He also loves working with the weather department. As he did across Oklahoma, Doug chases storms during KSLA News 12's severe weather coverage.
Doug was born and raised in DeRidder and later graduated college at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. Doug got his start on air just months after graduation at a small start-up news station in Lake Charles. Doug worked as a sports anchor and reporter at KVHP before moving to Beaumont, Texas and working with the sports department at KBMT. While at KBMT, he traveled to Hawaii to cover the Lamar Cardinals at the Maui Classic basketball tournament. Doug later moved to KFDM in Beaumont as weekend sports anchor and reporter.
He later transitioned from sports to news as a weekend news anchor and producer at KCEN in Waco, Texas.
While in Waco, Doug covered the 2000 Presidential election from Crawford, Texas. After the election, he secured the very first one-on-one interview with eventual President George W. Bush. He later served as emcee of the Crawford Presidential Inauguration which was attended by both President Bush and first lady Laura Bush.
In Oklahoma City, Doug was an anchor and feature reporter for the KWTV morning show. He volunteered time with numerous non-profits throughout Oklahoma. One of his favorites, which he still participates in every year, is an annual baseball game fundraiser hosted by actor Mark Harmon from the CBS hit show NCIS. Former Major League baseball greats Rick Sutcliffe and Wally Joiner also participate.
Doug also worked as a radio host and talk show host in Beaumont and at Shreveport's K94.5 and News Talk 710 KEEL.
Doug has been honored by the Associated Press as the 2010 AP Louisiana Reporter of the Year. He's also been honored for his sports, feature and spot news reporting in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas by the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.
Doug, his wife and 3 children call Bossier City home.