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 200 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 is one of the most decorated news reporters in New Jersey radio history. WBGO's popular sports show SportsJam with Doug Doyle has won numerous national and state awards for best interview and sports coverage. SportsJam with Doug Doyle airs every Wednesday night at 7:30 on WBGO and www.wbgo.org. You can hear all the shows at wbgo.org/sportsjam and on iTunes.
For more than 15 years now, Doug really enjoys his role as a side-kick for Gary Walker's morning show on WBGO, The Jazz Source. 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 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.
Before the competition ended years ago, Doyle 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 also does public address announcing at NJIT games. He previously did PA at Walsh Gymnasium for Seton Hall women’s basketball and at Prudential Center for high school tournaments.
Doug has taught radio and news writing classes at Rutgers-Newark University, Brookdale Community College, Ocean County College and Burlington County College. He is an instrumental part of the Write On Sports program in the area, instructing 10-13 years at the Boys and Girls Club in Newark how to write sports as well as being a guest speaker at many of the summer camps. Doyle is a lifetime member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity.
Doug's daughter Casey is a second-degree black belt in karate and attends Montclair State University.