Doug Limerick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Doug Limerick
Born (1944-08-05) August 5, 1944 (age 74)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationRadio host

Doug Limerick is an American radio personality. He has been a news correspondent for ABC Radio Networks since 1982.[1] In March 2009, he was chosen as a possible successor to Paul Harvey on the radio show The Rest of the Story, but the show was cancelled after three weeks with Limerick as the host.[2] After the cancellation, Mike Huckabee's program, "The Huckabee Report" took over the time slot where Harvey's "The Rest of the Story" ran.[3]

Career[edit]

Limerick, a native of Shelby, North Carolina, started his career working the night shift, playing Top 40 music at WOHS radio while still in high school in the early 1960s.

He majored in speech at Wake Forest University and then joined the United States Air Force. Later he worked as a Russian linguist.

His broadcast career included stations in Monroe, Columbia and Charlotte, North Carolina in the Carolinas. His big break came at WKIX in Raleigh, where he was morning news editor. He was also morning news editor and anchor at WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts during the 1970s.

During a career in which he interviewed Bob Hope, George Wallace, Spiro Agnew, and even Paul Harvey, Limerick won two Edward R. Murrow news awards.

Limerick joined ABC Radio Networks in 1982. He announced his retirement from broadcasting on December 7, 2015.

Family[edit]

Limerick lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia. He is married and has three daughters and five grandchildren.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doug Limerick". Radio-Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Gross, Limerick to Replace Paul Harvey on ABC Radio". 4 March 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Mike Huckabee to Replace Doug Limmerick in Paul Harvey's Former Time Slot". Goblueridge.net. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  4. ^ Clark, Rebecca (13 March 2009). "Shelby Native Set to Take Paul Harvey's Timeslot on ABC Radio". Shelby Star. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009.