Doug Quick Biography
Doug Quick is an American retired journalist who previously served WICS/WRSP as an anchor. He has done weather in the Champaign studios since 1996 thus making him the market’s longest-serving weathercaster. Additionally, he retired on September 30th, 2021 following a 47-year career in radio and broadcast television.
Doug Quick Age
Quick likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 70’s.
Doug Quick Height
Quick stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Doug Quick Family
Quick has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Doug has any siblings.
Doug Quick Wife
Quick is happily married to the love of his life Melissa since 1978 and is the parent of two adult married daughters and grandparents to a grandson. and pet owner of their Shih Tzu, Moka.
Doug Quick Retirement
Broadcast Group today announced the retirement of news/weather anchor Doug Quick. After a 47-year career in radio and broadcast television, Quick will retire on September 30th as Central Illinois’ longest-tenured weathercaster.
Doug Quick Net Worth
Quick has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Doug Quick Salary
Quick earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Doug Quick Career
Quick served WICS/WRSP as an anchor. He has done weather in the Champaign studios since 1996 thus making him the market’s longest-serving weathercaster. Additionally, he retired on September 30th, 2021 following a 47-year career in radio and broadcast television.
In 1994, he started as the Promotions Director at WICD, and in 1996, he began doing weekend weathercasts. Doug left marketing to become Sunrise’s first weathercaster and co-anchor in 1998, and then to the nightly newscasts in 2002. Quick joined FOX-Champaign News at Nine on WCCU in 2015 as a weathercaster and co-anchor.
Doug began his broadcast career in 1974, from his birthplace of Taylorville, Illinois, at WTIM/WTIM-FM, after graduating from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Later, he went back to Western Illinois University to co-anchor a local broadcast on the WIU cablecast television station. He also worked at Springfield radio stations WTIM/WTIM-FM and WTAX/WDBR. Doug attained a job at WDAN/WDNL, the sister station of WTAX/WDBR in Danville, after his stint at WIU.
Doug would spend the following 25 years at WDAN/WDNL in a variety of roles, including sales manager and eventually general manager in 1989, all while maintaining his on-air role as an announcer. He spent a year as the inaugural station manager of WWDZ(FM), 94.9FM in Danville, at that period in 1993, and then returned to WDNL as the late afternoon announcer until the station’s 25th anniversary in 2002. From 1994 to 2002, he worked in both radio and television, but after he left WDNL, television took precedence.
Quick has 35 years of commercial and industrial video voice-over experience in addition to broadcasting. His voice has been heard on local television stations, national and regional commercials, educational and industrial videos, military web training programs, and even video games.
Additionally, he won the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2013 for his work on Central Illinois On-Line Broadcast Museum at http://www.dougquick.com, which documents mid-Illinois television history.
His extracurricular pursuits included serving on the Board of Directors of the Vermilion County Conservation Foundation. Doug gave talks to a variety of civic groups and students of all ages who show interest in broadcasting as a vocation, broadcast history, and weather. He is a collector of classic movies and TV shows and has his own audio/video editing studio at home.
Doug Quick WICS/WRSP
Quick worked at WICS/WRSP alongside other famous WICS/WRSP anchors and reporters including;
- Sydney Dorner
- Jordan Elder
- Jakob Emerson
- Cheryl Lemke
- Sarah Converse
- Nico Haeflinger
- Alessandra Pontbriand
- AJ Gersh
- Briana Collin
- Stacey Skrysak
- Jon Hansen
- Marcella Baietto