Doug Walker

Doug Walker

News Reporter

Biloxi, MS

Doug Walker was the Assignment Manager at WLOX for 20 years, beginning in 1989, before going back to his reporting roots in 2009. Doug says he enjoys the challenge of hitting the streets and reporting on stories that touch our lives and have meaning.

He also co-hosts WLOX News This Week, a weekly news magazine show with Dave Elliott. They have been paired together on that show for more than 20 years.

While working as the assignment manager, Doug was responsible for the logistical operation of the newsroom including all news gathering operations at WLOX.

Doug says, "Above all else, when it comes to journalism, I am fair to all sides involved in a story."

He went to high school in several places as his father was in the military. Doug went to college right here in South Mississippi, earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Doug began his career in broadcasting in 1975, and worked in radio for 14 years before giving television a try. While in radio, he was a news director for several stations, but decided that job security and a steady paycheck made television a viable option. Doug enjoys that it's different day to day, and no moment is ever the same when it comes to news. He also likes the varied backgrounds of the people he works with.

Doug says the highlight of his career so far was being invited to the White House in 2006 to interview president George W. Bush one on one for the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

He loves the people and the weather here in our area. When he's not at work, he loves to play golf with his WLOX friends, go to the beach and spend time in the sun, taking the boat out to Horn Island every chance he can.

He also loves to spend time with his family. He's been married for more than 36 years to his beautiful wife Lila, who was born and raised in Ocean Springs. That's where they built their home. They have two daughters, Tara and Ashley.

Recent Articles by Doug

  Public works, police and businesses prepping for possible storm impact

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  Ocean Springs Chamber offers good advice on how to stay safe online

  Controversy continues concerning Front Beach live oak trees

  Students create artwork while learning about the environment

  Future marine scientists tour the Point Sur research vessel

  Navigator Credit Union celebrates 80 years in business

  A shutdown Biloxi casino one step closer to coming back to life

  DMR stepping up efforts to rid bayous of koi kandy

  CMR: Mississippi’s shrimp season will open Thursday

  Eighty-two young trainees learn what it’s like to be a cop through explorers academy

  Concern grows over dead sea life as spillway impact stretches to Mississippi barrier islands

  State AG ready to take action on spillway impact

  Deer Island oyster farm hard hit by spillway freshwater intrusion

  Spillway opening impacts Coast tourism

  Koi Kandy is choking the life out of some Jackson County bayous

  Summer camps at USM’s GCRL campus offer fun, education on the water

  Ocean Springs resident says hybrid tax fee is unfair

  Embezzlement and eviction: A nightmare for townhome residents

  Small businesses prove to have a big impact on American economy

  Emotions run high at spillway town hall meeting

  Big Play has big expansion in the works

  Coast mayors meet to discuss spillway impact

  Military retirees tour CRTC base in Gulfport

  Loaner life jackets available in Biloxi to help keep people safe on the water

  Flint Creek Water Park getting ready for the busy season

  Second opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway could be worse for Mississippi

  Colmer Middle School students ready to compete against the world

  RV park residents recall the moment when the waters started rising

  ‘We know everything but the why’: Police chief, sheriff give update on investigation into Biloxi cop’s murder