Rick Douglas

Anchor

Rick Douglas
Rick Douglas
Anchor
Rick began his career in journalism working in radio in Phoenix, right out of Harvard. He was executive producer at KTAR Newsradio, still one of the biggest radio stations in the West.

After additional work as a newsroom manager, he grabbed the chance to be on the air as a co-host of "PM Magazine" in Hartford, Connecticut. The PM experience was a formative one. It's where Rick learned how to tell stories for television, and in long-form. PM features ran up to seven minutes in length. As a result, he earned a reputation for spinning yarns that might not always pass muster in the world of "a minute-30."

If you can count viewers as friends, Rick likes to joke he's trying to become America's favorite anchor one TV market at a time. But each new city has offered an opportunity to be involved in the making or re-making of a new hometown. In Spokane, Rick volunteered with Big Brothers and developed a lasting bond with his best friend Joe.

The best thing about TV news, Rick says, is the opportunity to tell stories.

He spent a day at the home of famed photographer Ansel Adams. He was a working member of the crew of Australia's flagship, HM Bark Endeavour. And in 1989, on a documentary shoot about the plight of the Northern Spotted Owl, he detoured to San Francisco to cover the aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

And now in Boise, Rick looks forward to documenting the extraordinary dynamism of life in the Treasure Valley. Intimately familiar with the people and places of the Panhandle, he wants to bring that same native curiosity to southern Idaho viewers.

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