Joe Douglass

Reporter

Joe Douglass
Joe Douglass
Reporter
Joe Douglass is an Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist who became a proud member of KATU’s On Your Side investigative team in April of 2014. He was raised in the Portland area.

Born in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, Joe's family moved him north to Oregon when he was 3 months old. After growing up in Aloha and Beaverton, Joe moved back to L.A. for college, ultimately earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. Joe then spent several years working as a teacher, theater producer, writer and actor. His creative work culminated with the sale of a screenplay in 2002.

A year later, after realizing the script he and his writing partner sold would likely never get made, Joe started looking for a new career. A close friend helped him land an interview at KTTV Fox 11 News and he began work as a production assistant. A lifelong news junkie, Joe immediately felt at home in the newsroom and wound up writing and producing newscasts within about a year. He worked for more than six years at KTTV, then for two years at KABC Eyewitness News.

Joe enjoyed writing and producing, but longed to incorporate his skills as a performer and to be able to focus more intensely on individual stories. With the help of photographers and editors he worked with, Joe put together a demo reel and eventually landed a reporting position at WEAR-TV in Pensacola, Florida, where he worked for two years before joining KATU.

When Joe's not working, he enjoys listening to and playing music, watching movies, reading, road trips and making new friends. He's honored and excited to be reporting here in his hometown.

Recent stories by Joe Douglass

Local University of Oregon selects Mike Schill as next president University of Oregon selects Mike Schill as next president
The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees made the announcement Tuesday after holding an emergency meeting and voting to make Schill, currently dean and Harry N. Wyatt professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, the school's 18th president.
KATU Investigators Suspect in storefront crash has lengthy criminal record Suspect in storefront crash has lengthy criminal record (Video)
Police say an Oregon State Patrol detective tried to pull over 37-year-old Myles Jacob Nees on suspicion of drunken driving. But police say he kept going and then crashed his car into Red Castle Games at 6406 S.E. Foster Road just before 5 p.m. Thursday.