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McIntyre in 2013
|Born||Douglas John McIntyre
November 11, 1957
Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Radio Show Host, Radio and Television Producer, Writer, Columnist|
|Spouse(s)||Penny Peyser (2002–present)|
Douglas John "Doug" McIntyre (born November 11, 1957) is the host (as of January 3, 2012) of McIntyre In The Morning on KABC 790 Los Angeles, and is a page one columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. Known for his active involvement in local politics and his passion for jazz and The Great American Songbook, McIntyre's background includes work as television writer-producer with credits including Married... with Children, WKRP in Cincinnati, Full House, Mike Hammer and the critically acclaimed PBS series, Liberty's Kids, which earned McIntyre a Humanitas Prize nomination. With his wife, actress Penny Peyser, McIntyre wrote, produced and directed the feature length documentary film, Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon, released in 2008.
After four years hosting KABC's overnight show Red Eye Radio, McIntyre inherited the morning drive position when veteran host Ken Minyard retired in October 2004. On September 24, 2009, McIntyre announced that he was leaving effective the end of the day's broadcast. Commencing May 8, 2011, he hosted Doug McIntyre's Red Eye Radio which was broadcast on flagship station 770 WABC in New York as well as 75 other stations across the country. On December 9, 2011, it was announced that he would be returning to KABC, Los Angeles, to host a new morning drive show, Mcintyre In The Morning, effective January 3, 2012. McIntyre co-hosts with Terri-Rae Elmer, who left KFI in December 2011 where she was the in-studio news anchor during the John and Ken Show.
Doug McIntyre is a frequent television guest. He has appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Doug has also appeared on The History Channel as well as Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes. Doug hosted his own segment on CNBC’s The Dennis Miller Show.
Doug writes a twice weekly page one column for the Los Angeles Daily News, which appears every Wednesday and Sunday. Additionally, Doug has written for American History Illustrated, LA Jazz Scene, and The Los Angeles Times. An amateur historian, McIntyre is an expert on the Wright Brothers.
McIntyre and his wife Penny Peyser wrote, produced, and directed Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (2008), a feature length documentary film of Jack Sheldon. It won Jury Prizes at the Newport Beach Film Festival and at The Kansas City Film Makers Jubilee, and won Audience Prizes at Newport Beach and the Indianapolis International Film Festival. It also won an audience prize at the prestigious Nashville International Film Festival.
Awards and recognition
Doug McIntyre won the Best Columnist award in 2011 from the California Association of Newspaper Publishers for his work in the Los Angeles Daily News. He was also awarded Outstanding Alumnus by his alma mater, Stonehill College, on Saturday, March 27, 2010. For the PBS series Liberty’s Kids, Doug earned a Humanitas Prize nomination for excellence in television writing. McIntyre has also been ranked one of the Top 40 radio hosts in the nation by the radio industry journal, Talkers Magazine. Year after year, McIntyre has been selected by his peers as one of the “most popular” and “most admired hosts” in the annual LARadio.com poll.