Doug High Biography
Doug High is an American journalist joined the ABC 36 family as a weekend news anchor in December 2009 and in September 2010 became Co-Anchor of Good Morning Kentucky weekday mornings from 5am-7am and Good Day Kentucky weekday mornings from 9 am to 10 am.
Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Doug has been a Lexington resident for the past 17 years and is a 25 year veteran of the broadcasting and video production industry.
Doug High Age
Information about High’s age is not available but we will update it soon.
Doug High Career
In 1993 his broadcasting career began in Ashland, Ohio at community station TV-59 and WNCO AM/FM radio, and then moved to the Disney / ABC owned and operated a station in Toledo, Ohio, WTVG-TV. In 1998 he became a Weathercaster / Feature Reporter at WNWO-TV in Toledo.
Doug moved to Lexington to Co-Anchor a weekly magazine program for WKYT-TVIn 2000. Since then, he has worked in the Central Kentucky video production industry as General Manager of Post Time Studios from 2002 to 2008, and as an Emmy nominated documentary film producer/director for his own label, High Impact Productions and Witnessing History LLC, both with numerous film credits on KET/PBS. Doug was an associate producer of the film Nick Nolte: No Exit that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival marketplace in 2008.
He Co-Anchored the first season of the weekly, magazine program Our Ohio for statewide broadcast to Ohio’s PBS affiliates in 2006 and served as a Co-Producer and a Feature Reporter for the monthly program Business Lexington seen statewide on KET in 2008.
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In 2010, Doug was appointed to the Board of Governors for the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and served through 2014.
He volunteers as an emcee for Special Olympics Kentucky, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Kentucky Historical Society, Bluegrass Honor Flight, and other local nonprofit organizations. He is on the Board of Advisors for Elizabeth Shatner’s All Glory Project, which serves veterans and their families through equine therapy.
His missions have taken him around the world, from Japan to Italy, Greece, Spain, Ukraine and the east and west coasts of Africa. Most recently Doug was deployed to Afghanistan for 7 months in 2017.
Doug High Education
Doug is a 1992 graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He is a Commander / Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, having requested a direct commission following September 11, 2001.
Doug High Wife| Sons
Doug and his family are proud to call Lexington home. He and his wife Lyssa have two young sons, Jackson and Harrison, and they keep them quite busy! His hobbies include travel, tennis, and reading.
Doug High Signing Off After A Decade.
After nearly 10 years anchoring the WTVQ-TV Channel 36 morning news, Doug High signed off on Friday. High announced Thursday that the 9 a.m. newscast for the Lexington ABC TV affiliate would be his last.
He has been named director of the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation in Frankfort, which he called “his dream job.” He starts on Monday.
“Obviously, I’m leaving with mixed emotions. It’s bittersweet. But I’m excited about the next chapter,” High said.
“It’s interesting how it came together. My day here ends at 10 a.m. and I spend rest of day either producing documentaries for KET or consulting,” High said. “I’ve been doing consulting for the Kentucky Historical Society and I always thought I wanted to run it when I was done. But then this wonderful opportunity came up.”
He will be working with the historical society in the Thomas D. Clark Museum in Frankfort. “We’re there to raise money for the historical society, to create opportunities and partnerships,” he said. “Because of my skill set, I am going to be helping them with programming, producing and finding the revenue. In that regard, it’s not that different from what doing for years.”
High’s independent documentary film company, High Impact Products, which produced the Emmy-winning “Belle Brezing” for KET, will be finishing a half-hour documentary series for KET and then he will close up shop.
“History was my first passion, which led me to broadcast. So I feel like I’m coming full circle,” he said. “But waking up at 2:30 or 3 in the morning is a game for the young,” said High, who is turning 50 this year.
High moved to Lexington from WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio in December 1999 to work at WKYT-TV. In 2002 he became general manager of Wrigley Media Group (formally Post Time Studios) before joining WTVQ-TV in December 2009 as a weekend anchor, according to the news release.
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