#MediaMonday – Michael Doudna

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NBCToday’s Media Monday comes to us from Michael Doudna, the newest reporter (for now) at 12 News, joining the NBC team in June. Michael and I connected working on a story during his first week at the station.

So Michael, time to share…

Well, I am brand new to the Southwest. I’m originally from Georgia, went to Mizzou and then moved down to Alabama for the last three years.

In Alabama I served as the lead political reporter for four TV stations, WSFA-Montgomery, WBRC-Birmingham, WAFF-Huntsville and WTVM-Columbus. There I covered plenty of scandal, from the Roy Moore saga, to a governor’s sex-scandal and resignation, to a house speaker convicted on more than 10 ethics charges (from an ethics law he helped pass). I will be doing some reporting on a little bit of everything in the Valley but will be focused in politics.

I love sports, and am an avid fan of the Packers, Brewers and Bucks (thanks dad) and Mizzou. If you find me with some free time, I am probably trying to find a pick-up basketball game, exploring or listening to a history-based podcast.

I hope to get involved in my church as soon as I find the right fit. I am looking forward to building a life here and meeting everyone in the Valley.


Favorite type of music:  Honestly it alternates for me all the time. Right now it’s probably indie rock. Really anything but country music and screamo… and I’m pretty good.

Favorite local haunts: Well, sadly I’m too new to help out on this one.. hey there is an In-and-Out next to my place.. so that’s something new.

Favorite places to visit: Best vacation I ever took was to Italy. I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of Rome and want to go back soon.

Favorite Book:  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It’s a work of historical fiction following the building of a cathedral in 12th century England. The story follows the lives of those around the building of that cathedral, interweaving social and political issues together with rich characters.

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