Doug Limerick Retiring This Month


Doug-LimerickDoug Limerick is retiring from ABC News Radio after 33 years.

He began in radio at 16 spinning records on WOHS, Shelby, N.C. After news stints in both the Carolinas and Alabama, Limerick headed to Boston’s WHDH and eventually Washingon’s WRQX in 1979. He joined ABC News Radio in 1982.

Limerick believes he’s anchored 100,000 newscasts for ABC as well as filling-in for Paul Harvey.

He retires as of Dec. 18; then ABC promotes Cheri Preston into the morning anchor slot.

RBR+TVBR observation: I include this because what a rarity it is for a radio newsperson to have had such longevity with one employer. I had a couple of friends intern with Doug at WRQX and they both felt they got a lot out of the experience.


  1. Worked with Doug at WHDH when Blair had just bought it.
    He was there with Al Brady our PD.
    First cast I heard from Doug he blew me away,
    What delivery and pipes.
    It was a pleasure selling his newscasts.
    I wish him all the best, I’ll be right behind him in about a year.
    Doug was a true southern gentleman in a biz overloaded with charlatans !!

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