Doug High

Host of KY History Treasures & Fill In Anchor

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Doug High has been a News Anchor at ABC 36 since 2009 and currently co-anchors ABC 36 News at Noon / “High Noon” with his wife, ABC 36 Anchor and Lifestyle Reporter, Lyssa High.

Long standing ABC 36 viewers will recall that Doug was our morning and noon news anchor for 10 years before accepting the position of Executive Director for the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation in 2019….and he continues in that role while also very excited to be back on the weekday anchor desk for “High Noon” along with hosting the weekly feature report “Kentucky History Treasures” in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society.

An EMMY award winning 30 year television broadcasting veteran, Doug has also produced / directed numerous programs and documentaries seen statewide on KET/PBS through his own production company, High Impact Productions.

Doug 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 over the past 20 years. Commander High is a decorated veteran, having deployed to Afghanistan in 2017.

He is a 1992 graduate of Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science.

Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Doug and his family are proud to call Lexington and the Bluegrass home since 2000.  He and Lyssa have two teenage sons, Jackson and Harrison.

His hobbies and interests include travel, tennis, reading, serving on several area Boards and supporting Veteran’s events.

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