Our third and final inductee is Doug Russell who graduated from North in 1990. Doug is Sports Director and co-host of “The Doug and Mike Show” on Milwaukee’s Sportsradio 1250. He has appeared in a PBS documentary, been the voice of a baseball documentary, and written articles for various magazines. This is just a hint of his many achievements, so we are honoring him for his work in the field of Entertainment.
A veteran of nearly 20 years of sports-talk radio, print and television, Doug Russell was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1972 but moved to Waukesha as a child. After graduating from North in 1990, Doug first broke into radio while attending UW-Oshkosh and graduating in 1995. He then worked at several stations in the area before becoming a sports talk show host and reporter for WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee. While there, he earned numerous journalistic awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the Miller Park construction crane collapse in 1999. His coverage also helped WTMJ earn a Marconi Award for Best News-Talk Station in 2000. Additionally, Doug has earned an Achievement in Radio Award for his interview with Hank Aaron, covered the Packers in Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII, the Badgers in the Rose Bowl, and hosted “Brewer’s Tonight”, Milwaukee’s first baseball call-in postgame radio show.
In 2000, Doug became a nationally-syndicated anchor, host, columnist, and reporter at Sporting News Radio. In addition to football and major league baseball, he has covered The Masters, PGA and US Open Golf Championships, Kentucky Derby and the Final Four. He has also filled in as a sports anchor in Los Angeles and New York.
Today, Doug is SNR’s Wisconsin correspondent and a frequent contributor on the “Todd Wright Tonight” program. He is a contributing writer for Inside Wisconsin Sports, Milwaukee Magazine, and Brewers GameDay. He is also regularly seen on WITI-TV’s “Fox 6 Blitz!” and the “Sports 32 Roundtable” on Time Warner Cable. Doug is an excellent example of why it pays to learn public speaking in English courses here at North.
When he is not speaking to the public or writing articles, he lives a quiet life in Pewaukee with his wife, Erica.
We are very proud to induct Doug Russell into the 2010 Wall of Stars here at Waukesha North for his achievements in the field of Entertainment.