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Doug joined the FOX17 News team in June of 2015. A Boston-area native, he traded the sweltering heat of Albany, Georgia for the more familiar climate of the Midwest.

After graduating from the University of Maryland and working at WFXL in Albany for two years, Doug came to FOX17 as a general assignment reporter, Problem Solver investigator, and weekend morning anchor. Following the departure of long-time anchor Christian Frank in October of 2017, Doug rejoined his weekend morning co-host Annie Szatkowski on the desk full-time, anchoring the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts every weeknight.

Doug has filed reports from the cockpit of an F-18, the 2016 World Series, and aboard an aircraft carrier miles out at sea – to him, the more eccentric the story, the better! Reach out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with YOUR stories!

Recent Articles
  • Captivating viewer photos tell story of Tuesday storms

    Tuesday storms across West Michigan left widespread damage, but also created some amazing photo opportunities. From downed trees, to lightning strikes and flooding, FOX17’s Darren Cunningham and Doug Reardon recap the best and most breathtaking photos from the storms.

  • Police issue statement after video of violent arrest outside Stella’s

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A cell phone video shows what some say are aggressive actions by Grand Rapids Police outside a popular bar this weekend.  Police say the video is only part of a very chaotic scene. It was a flurry of lights and noise outside Stella’s Lounge early Sunday morning as police tried to investigate a stabbing and control the crowd.  GRPD says they responded to the 2 a.m. call to find a crowd of more than 100 people, […]

  • Non profit seeking help building beds for kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A national organization with a unique purpose is taking shape at the local level here in West Michigan. Sleep in Heavenly Peace builds beads from scratch for families that otherwise may be sleeping on couches or floors. Now, the nonprofit is all over the country, and a chapter looking to start up in West Michigan could use your help. On September 8th, the chapter is holding a bed build but before that, they need funds. To […]

  • World War II pilot reunited with B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’

    PORTAGE, Mich. — Lester Ippel is part of a small but distinct group of World War II pilots. Ippel, 96, piloted the B-17 Flying Fortress. He hasn’t seen much of the plane since the war, but on Wednesday, man and machine came together as if they hadn’t skipped a beat. One of the few remaining B-17’s that still fly was visiting the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. “It’s a great airplane,” he said. “It’s the best airplane ever made, I think.” This […]

  • Man tried to help teen killed in US-131 crash: ‘We did everything we could’

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager died and several others were injured after a crash along northbound US-131 near West River Drive in Plainfield Township Wednesday night. The three-car crash killed 14-year-old Andy Larson, who was riding in a van with his family.  A man who stopped to try to help at the crash scene says he couldn’t do enough to save the boy, but came away from the incident with a new perspective on his own life. Ryan Lanting, […]

  • Design tweak is getting patients faster, better mammogram results

    HOLLAND, Mich. – It’s a simple tweak, but it could save lives. Mammograms aren’t a procedure associated with comfort, but they’re still the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. Now at Holland Hospital, patients can have the best of both worlds. Hologic, the hospital’s medical imaging provider, recently released the Smart Curve paddle, a more ergonomic design meant to reduce pain and discomfort an estimated 75 percent of women report during mammography. “Unfortunately, that is the main reason women avoid […]

  • Belding Vietnam veteran’s wall finally unveiled

    BELDING, Mich. – It’s a project that Denny Craycraft has spent almost ten years working on, and this Memorial Day Monday, it was unveiled in its entirety for the very first time. The Belding Veteran’s Park now has a memorial to every major U.S. conflict, capped off this Monday by the completion of the Vietnam Veterans Wall. On it are etched the names of the 2,654 Michigan soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in the war. “When I started […]

  • 4 decades later, man recalls getting shot, finishing marathon

    RICHMOND, Va. – As the city prepares for the 40th annual running of the Fifth/Third Riverbank Run, another race is celebrating its anniversary – the race that bore the legend of Bullet Man. On November 4th, 1978, a then-26-year-old Dennis Rainer was attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon via the old Grand Rapids marathon. Much of the course wound its way through rural areas near Grand Valley State’s campus, and as Rainer approached the ten mile mark, he was […]

  • Youth shooting team hits the mark on fun and safety

    ADA, Mich. – It’s not the most conventional sport, but competitive shooting offers many of the same values and benefits of any other youth activity. And in Ada, there’s a team that specializes in fun and fostering good safety habits. The Kent County Conservation League Orange Crushers competes in statewide competitions, regional meets, and even the national tournament. The group is always open to new members of any age. “It means the world to me,” said head coach David Held. “There […]