DOUG HIGH - Anchor

DOUG HIGH - Anchor


Doug High originally joined the ABC 36 family as weekend news anchor in 2009 and is now co-anchor of Good Morning Kentucky weekday mornings from 5am-7am and ABC 36 News at Noon and 12:30.

Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Doug has been a Lexington resident for the past 12 years and is a nearly 20 year veteran of the broadcasting / video production industry.

He has worked for the Disney / ABC owned and operated station in Toledo, Ohio, WTVG-TV as well as served as a weathercaster / co-anchor and feature reporter at WNWO-TV NBC 24 in Toledo. He began his broadcast career in Ashland, Ohio at community station TV-59 and WNCO radio, in 1993.

In 2000, Doug moved to Lexington and co-anchored a weekly magazine program for a local station. Since then, he has worked in Central Kentucky’s video production industry as a studio manager and as an award winning documentary film producer / director, with numerous film credits on KET/PBS. Doug was an associate producer of the film “Nick Nolte: No Exit” that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival marketplace in 2008.

He co-anchored the first season of the weekly, magazine program “Our Ohio” for statewide broadcast to Ohio’s PBS affiliates in 2006, and served as a co-producer and a feature reporter for the monthly program “Business Lexington” seen statewide on public television in 2008.

In 2010, Doug was appointed to the Board of Governors for the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Doug is a 1992 graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he received a B.A. in History. He also serves as a Lieutenant Commander / Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, having requested a direct commission following 9/11/01. His missions have taken him around the world, from Japan to Italy, Greece, and Spain, the Ukraine and the east and west coasts of Africa.

Doug and his family are proud to call Lexington home. He and his wife Lyssa have two young sons, Jackson and Harrison, and they keep them quite busy! His hobbies include travel, tennis and reading.You can email Doug at

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