Doug High joined the ABC 36 family as a weekend news anchor in December 2009 and in September 2010 became Co-Anchor of Good Morning Kentucky weekday mornings from 5am-7am and Good Day Kentucky weekday mornings from 9am to 10am.
Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Doug has been a Lexington resident for the past 17 years and is a 25 year veteran of the broadcasting and video production industry.
In 1993 his broadcasting career began in Ashland, Ohio at community station TV-59 and WNCO AM/FM radio, and then moved to the Disney / ABC owned and operated station in Toledo, Ohio, WTVG-TV. In 1998 he became a Weathercaster / Feature Reporter at WNWO-TV in Toledo.
In 2000, Doug moved to Lexington to Co-Anchor a weekly magazine program for WKYT-TV. Since then, he has worked in the Central Kentucky video production industry as General Manager of Post Time Studios from 2002 to 2008, and as an Emmy nominated documentary film producer / director for his own label, High Impact Productions and Witnessing History LLC, both 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 KET 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 and served through 2014. He volunteers as an emcee for Special Olympics Kentucky, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Kentucky Historical Society, Bluegrass Honor Flight and other local nonprofit organizations. He is on the Board of Advisors for Elizabeth Shatner’s All Glory Project, which serves veterans and their families through equine therapy.
Doug is a 1992 graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He is a Commander / Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, having requested a direct commission following September 11, 2001.
His missions have taken him around the world, from Japan to Italy, Greece, Spain, Ukraine and the east and west coasts of Africa. Most recently Doug was deployed to Afghanistan for 7 months in 2017.
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.