Doug Meehan Biography
Doug Meehan is an American journalist who presently co-anchors NewsCenter 5’s weekday morning EyeOpener broadcasts at WCVB. Previously, he anchored the weekend EyeOpener newscasts for the station.
How Old is Doug Meehan? – Age
Born on May 29, 1965, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Doug was raised in West Yarmouth He is 57 years old as of 2023.
How Tall is Doug Meehan? – Height
He stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in ( Approx 1.9 m).
Doug Meehan Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Despite being brought up in Cape Cod, Doug has kept details about his parents and siblings private. He attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and later pursued Communication at Westfield State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.
Is Doug Meehan Married? – Wife | Spouse
Doug shares his life with his wife, Jay Leno, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Doug Meehan Career
Meehan embarked on his news career in various roles. He commenced as an anchor and reporter at Cape 11 News in South Yarmouth, MA, and hosted his own show on Boston’s WTKK 96.9 FM for two years. He contributed to The “Wall Street Journal” Radio Network in New York before becoming a prominent reporter and anchor at Boston’s WFXT-TV for seven years.
During his tenure, Meehan became the first full-time helicopter reporter in the area, delivering crucial traffic updates and covering breaking news. His career spanned different stations and roles across the country, from WHDH-TV in Boston to WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he anchored “Good Morning Texas” for six years. He also contributed as a reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas, anchored at WTSP-TV in Tampa, FL, and served at KEYE-TV in Austin, TX.
His diverse experience includes roles as a news, weather, and sports anchor at WPRI-TV in Providence, RI, and as a reporter at New England Cable News before leaving the New England region.
In 2010, Meehan faced a career transition as his contract with WFXT-TV was not renewed. The station’s shift led to his departure from the role of Boston’s first full-time helicopter reporter. Though disappointed, he reflected fondly on his time covering stories from above. The station’s decision was driven by the shared use of a helicopter with WBZ-TV as a cost-cutting measure. His departure marked the end of an era that began when Fox25’s morning show launched in 2003, where he was part of the initial team.
Doug Meehan Salary
As an anchor at WCVB, Doug earns an average salary of $88,376 annually. His successful journalism career has contributed to an estimated net worth of $2,583,891.
You can follow Doug on Instagram @DougMeehan