Doug Bruckner is an American television news correspondent, reporter, host, voice-over artist and producer, who is among the best-known correspondents in the history of tabloid television, well known for his exclusive interviews with the most notorious criminals of our time.
A featured correspondent on Extra and A Current Affair syndicated newsmagazines, it was as senior correspondent of the outrageous Hard Copy that Bruckner became known internationally. His exclusive reporting on the Menendez brothers, Cheyenne Brando and Michael Jackson, as well as prison interviews with "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher, the Nancy Kerrigan hit men and Charles Manson, made headlines around the world.
Hosted the 1999 video/DVD Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1.
Played himself in the 1995 Universal motion picture, Casper.
Completed February 2007 research and filming trip to Pitcairn Island for the "The Search for Fletcher Christian: One Journalist's Journey" segment of the 2008 nonfiction film series, The Bounty Project.
Produces and hosts Real Life Bloody Pirates Uncensored! (2008) documentary series.
Bruckner spent nine years as an investigative reporter at the NBC owned-and-operated KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California from 1980-1988. His Unit 4 reports were the first to cover staged auto accident insurance fraud and identity theft.
Received numerous awards throughout his career, including an LA Press Club Award, Golden Mike, Emmy, Associated Press Award for Investigative Reporting, LA Press Club award and National Award for Education Reporting.
- Kearns, Burt (1999). "Tabloid Baby". ISBN 9781580291071.
- http://zomobo.net/Doug_Bruckner[permanent dead link]
- Doug Bruckner on Internet Movie Database
- Doug Bruckner website
- Pirates website
- The Bounty Project
- Frozen Pictures
- 1985 Interview with Manson Family member Susan Atkins