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Doug Proffitt is living his boyhood dream as hometown news anchor

The closing tote board of the 2006 WHAS Crusade for Children with executive director Rebecca Jackson, Doug Proffitt, and Terry Meiners

WHAS11 news anchor Doug Proffitt took nearly the same path that I trudged. He loved WHAS, Inc. even as a young kid and knew that he wanted to eventually work here.

Being part of the WHAS Crusade for Children remains a strong attraction for both of us.

Doug Proffitt with former WHAS11 news anchor Melissa Swan at the 2024 Crusade for Children

Proffitt has won major awards for his reporting and anchoring WHAS11 news for over three decades.

His younger colleagues cherish working with him and are thrilled that he has no intention of leaving anytime soon. Proffitt is the pillar of WHAS11 and a revered voice of the Louisville community.

I appreciate his continuous support of me and the giant signal of WHAS Radio, some 38 years after it was torn away from its sister station WHAS11 by the sale of Bingham media properties.

Cheers to Doug Proffitt, always a steady hand for Louisville media and a beloved husband and father.

Anne and Doug Proffitt with WHAS Crusade for Children colleagues (June 2, 2024)
Two old broadcast dogs back together at the WHAS Crusade for Children (June 2, 2024)
dad. husband. observer. media personality. pathological flyer.