Doug McIntyre

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Doug McIntyre
A photo of Doug McIntyre in 2013
Born Douglas John McIntyre
(1957-11-11) November 11, 1957 (age 58)
Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
Occupation Radio Show Host, Radio and Television Producer, Writer, Columnist
Spouse(s) Penny Peyser (2002–present)
Website [1]

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.[1] 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. Doug is Executive Producer of Penny Peyser's 2016 feature documentary, "Stillpoint."



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.[2] 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 100 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.[3] 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. Starting in March 2015, he hosted the weeknight drive-home 5-6pm radio show on WABC-AM in New York City, which has gone through several hosts since it was created in January 2014. On January 5, 2016, WABC announced that Curtis Sliwa would take over the afternoon drive program. [4]


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. McIntyre also wrote at least two episodes of The New WKRP in Cincinnati.


Doug writes a weekly column for the Los Angeles Daily News, which appears every Sunday. Additionally, Doug has written for The Daily Beast, 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.

Personal life[edit]

Doug McIntyre is a graduate of Stonehill College. He is married to actress Penny Peyser, and is a stepfather of two sons, one of whom is a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army.

Awards and recognition[edit]

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, in 2010.[5] 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 poll.


  1. ^ Daily News and in 2014 joined "The Daily Beast" as a featured columnist.
  2. ^ Mcintyre in the Morning radio broadcast, 8 a.m., September 24, 2009
  3. ^ "Doug McIntyre Returns To KABC Mornings". All Access Music Group. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Radio Talk Show Star Doug McIntyre '79 Named Outstanding Alumnus". Stonehill College. March 29, 2010. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. 
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