Title: Author, Musician, Reporter
Company: KCBS Radio
Location: Berkeley, California, United States
Doug Sovern, Author, Musician, and Reporter, at KCBS Radio, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism and creative writing.
Mr. Sovern prepared for his career at Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1984. During his education, he gained experience working as a copy boy for The New York Times in 1979, and following his education, he accepted a position as a reporter, anchor, and assistant news director at K-101 San Francisco in 1985. That same year, Mr. Sovern began working as a Bay Area Correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network, and in 1990, he served as a producer for KGO Radio. Since 1990, he has leveraged his skills as a reporter for KCBS Radio in San Francisco, and in addition to his professional journalistic pursuits, he is a published author of short stories. In the coming years, he plans to publish his first book anthology of short stories, as well as his first novel.
As the son of two teachers, Mr. Sovern was taught to read and write at a very young age, and learned the value of literature, arts and culture. He cites Cherry Belle and Valery Geller as mentors and influences in his radio career, and advises aspiring professionals to pursue their talents and not shy away from their passions. Mr. Sovern has been recognized for his excellence with myriad awards, including a California Journalism Award from Sacramento State University in 2013, a duPont-Columbia Award Special Citation in 2016, multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards between 2002 and 2018, as well as over 200 further journalistic recognitions. Throughout his career, he has been affiliated with multiple professional organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
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