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Doug Richards

Reporter at 11Alive, WXIA in Atlanta
Doug Richards was voted "Best Journalist"

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.

Credit: WXIA

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