I started working for KY3 News in July 2014. I am a one-man-band storyteller, because what I aim to do is so much more than just report.
I get to go on a field trip every day when I come to work. I meet people and see things that I wouldn't otherwise be able to see if it weren't for the camera on my shoulder. I feel a sense of responsibility to get the real story -- the human experience behind the headline.
I love finding stories about people, letting you get to know them and hopefully letting you feel an emotional connection to their story. I get a sense of accomplishment if I can take what could have been just a ho-hum local news story, and turn it into something memorable, especially if it makes you laugh or cry.
If you have any story ideas for me, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet me @drewdouglasnews or find me on facebook, Drew Douglas KY3.
I spent a couple of years growing up in Bolivar and graduated from high school in 2003 at New Covenant Academy in Springfield.
I graduated from Baylor University (Sic 'em Bears!) and got my start in news at KWTX in Waco, Texas.
I also lived for about a year and a half in Veracruz, Mexico, doing freelance videography. I had lots of crazy adventures there, became fluent in Spanish and met my wonderful wife. We got married in the little forest behind my parent's house in Nixa in 2010.
In 2011, we moved to Texas where I worked for KWTX a second time at its Killeen/Ft. Hood bureau, and then at WOAI News 4 San Antonio through June 2014.
We are very glad to be at home in the Ozarks and I'm especially glad to be working at KY3, the station I grew up watching. It certainly is the place to be!