WBGO News Director, Morning News Anchor,
Co-Host of WBGO Journal & Host of SportsJam
Doug Doyle has been News Director at Jazz 88 since 1998 and has taken the WBGO News Department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 150 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.
The Pennsylvania State University graduate has won three New York Metro A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards in the public affairs or features category, two of them individually. In 2005, Doug and the rest of the WBGO News team were honored in that category for the half-hour news magazine "The WBGO Journal." The previous year, Doug won for his touching tribute to the late Mister Rogers. Doug picked up his first A.I.R. award in 1999 for his coverage of Rosa Park's visit to East Orange. Doug has also anchored sportscasts for 1010 WINS, WBBR and WABC. The Delmont, Pennsylvania native can also be heard doing public address announcing at Walsh Gymnasium for Seton Hall women’s basketball and at Prudential Center for high school tournaments. WBGO's popular sports podcast/on-demand feature SportsJam with Doug Doyle is now in its third season and was recently honored as the "Best Sports" by the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Doug really enjoys his role as a side-kick for Gary Walker's morning show on Jazz 88. Gary and Doug's rapport and mix of great music, information and humor has attracted many new listeners to the station through the years. Doug's daughter Casey plays on her high school’s varsity lacrosse team and is a second-degree black belt in karate.
You can hear Doug's reports regularly on National Public Radio where he provides the network with business news and breaking stories. Doug began his radio career at WMJY in Long Branch, New Jersey where he eventually became news director at the station known as Y107 at that time. The next stop was WOBM-FM in Toms River, New Jersey. Doug spent ten years there, seven of them as news director.
Doug currently teaches radio and news writing classes at Rutgers-Newark University. He also taught classes at Brookdale Community College, Ocean County College and Burlington County College. He is a lifetime member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity.