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Doug Richards

Reporter at 11Alive, WXIA in Atlanta
Credit: WXIA - Courtney Greer

Doug Richards has been with 11Alive since August 2009. He grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

Doug specializes in politics and government, and is a big fan of holding the powerful accountable. He graduated with journalism and political science degrees from the University of Missouri when Mizzou was a Big 8 school. 

He worked in TV news in Tupelo, Mississippi; Omaha, Nebraska and Washington DC before jumping to Atlanta’s then-CBS affiliate in 1986.

He once spent two nights in a cell at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville for a series of stories about prison conditions.  In 2003, he was embedded with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during the invasion of Iraq.  He’s won a handful of inconsequential awards.

Though lacking in speed, Doug is a devoted runner. He likes to watch, play and coach baseball. He’s a fan of the sunrise at Tybee Island.  He’s married and is a father of four.

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What story needs to be told? Reach out to Doug, now: 

Email | drichards@11alive.com

Twitter | @richardsdoug

Facebook | Doug Richards 11Alive

Instagram | @suspiciouspkg

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