Doug Sovern

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Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction Doug began his career as a copy boy at the New York Times & then moved to California to play in a rock band. After hundreds of gigs and one Indie album failed to make him a rock star, Doug returned to journalism, working for AP Radio & San Francisco station K-101. He did a brief stint at KGO before joining KCBS in 1990. Since 2006, Doug has been the Political Reporter at KCBS, and he hosts the interview program "The State of California." He has won more than 250 broadcast journalism awards, including a duPont-Columbia Special Citation,16 National Headliner Awards,12 national Edward R. Murrow Awards & a record nine awards from the national Society of Professional Journalists. Doug was also the first three-time winner of the AP's Best Radio Reporter of the Year Award and has won it five times overall. Doug was born in New York City, raised in Manhattan and Wisconsin, and has a degree in History from Brown University. He lives in Oakland with his wife, Dr. Sara Newmann. And yes, he still plays music! He is the bass player for the Eyewitness Blues Band, made up of broadcasters from KCBS and CBS-5 TV.