KSLA News 12's Doug Warner has returned to Shreveport and his native Louisiana as an anchor and reporter after six years at Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate KWTV. Doug is our morning show co-anchor and also contributes as a reporter, focusing on Bossier and Webster Parishes. He also loves working with the weather department, chasing 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 Mauii Classic basketball tournament. Doug would 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 and enjoyed storm chasing for the station's weather department. Doug 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 and his son call Bossier City home.