Doug Warner anchors KSLA News 12 at 6:00 and 10:00 after first joining the KSLA family in 2009 as a co-anchor of KSLA News 12 This Morning.
During his time at KSLA, Doug has earned numerous EMMY awards, multiple Reporter of the Year honors from the Louisiana Associated Press and Association of Broadcasters, and won both regional and national Edward R. Murrow awards. Through the years, Doug has also been honored by the Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma Associated Press, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists for his feature, sports and weather reporting.
Doug is also an avid storm chaser, a love he skillfully learned from some of the best chasers in tornado alley.
Doug previously worked as a morning show anchor and reporter at Oklahoma City's KWTV where he covered major weather events from tornadoes across Oklahoma, to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana. While at KCEN in Waco, Doug was the first reporter in the nation to secure an interview with eventual President-elect George W. Bush just days after the 2000 election. He also was asked to emcee the Crawford, Texas Presidential Inauguration Ball, attended by President Bush and the First Lady.
Doug's love of sports also led him to the sports anchor desk in the late 90s, reporting from such events as Astros spring training, the Maui Classic basketball tournament, and the PGA’s Houston Open.
Doug graduated high school from DeRidder, La., later earning a BS in Mass Communications from McNeese State. Doug, Ashley, and their four children now call Benton, La home.
If you’d like to contribute an idea to Doug’s weekly series “The Good Stuff”, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSLA News 12 is nominated for 12 Emmy awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - Mid American region. Seven of those nominations are in association with Doug’s ‘The Good Stuff’ reports.
On this week's The Good Stuff, KSLA News 12's Doug Warner returns from Beaumont, Texas with a Texas-sized thank you from a family who received much needed help from many across the ArkLaTex after Hurricane Harvey.
On this week's #TheGoodStuff with Doug Warner, last week’s EF-2 tornado northeast of Benton, Louisiana destroyed many homes. But it didn’t destroy the spirit of three youngsters who live along Butler Hill Road, 4-year-old triplets, Ruel, Finley and Ava.
14-year-old Jamie Willis is an incoming freshman at Benton High School. Just days ago, she found out she made the girls' soccer team. It's just the latest athletic accomplishment for this young teen who has had a pacemaker implanted in her body since she was 5-years-old.
With his high school and college degrees proudly on display inside his family's home, 26-year-old Tevin Persley is anxious to land his first significant job since graduating from Wiley College in 2017.
Shelli, a former local television news anchor and now in public relations at Horseshoe and Harrahs casinos, returns to the stage Friday night inside the Horseshoe Riverdome as a special guest performer.
It takes a lot to pull off the annual Dancing for the Cure, benefiting Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.Celebrity dancers, hundreds of supporters to buy tickets to the April 26, 2019 event, and, of course, the dancers.
Just months after a triple bypass, Puffer kayaked from the northern tip of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. He did so to bring awareness for the need for clean drinking water in many rural areas of Honduras
Vona Weiss posted a twenty paragraph letter on her fundraising page, hoping others will truly understand the fight that still lies ahead for her son, 30 year old Ethan Weiss, a Shreveport native now living in California.
Brently had a dream. A bunch of dreams, really.“I asked him when was he going to put the walker down and walk,” begins Brently Miller’s father, Scott.“He said I’ll walk when I’m 7. And the day he turned 7, he put the walker down,” Scott fondly remembers.