Doug Wieder is 13News Now's Executive News Director and oversees the News Department. Before his promotion to that position in 2012, Doug was an executive producer for 13News Now. He joined the team in 2003 as senior producer.
Since Doug became Executive News Director, 13News Now has received several Emmy and Murrow awards. The honors include best newscast, breaking news coverage, documentary, and investigative reporting.
Doug graduated from the Executive Leadership Program of our parent company, TEGNA. He is past president of the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters.
Prior to joining 13News Now, Doug was a reporter, anchor, and producer at stations in Richmond, Chattanooga, and Macon.
Doug is active in several charities and groups including a local food pantry, Habitat for Humanity, and St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three sons. Their free time is spent shuttling the kids to baseball tournaments, football and basketball games, and swim meets.