Steve Douglass started working for ABC 7 News as a freelance stringer in 1991. Practically an Amarillo native, he and his family moved to the city in 1969.
Steve is a graduate of Tascosa High School and Amarillo College where he majored in Photography and minored in Mass Communications.
After working as a photographer at a local newspaper for 6 years, Steve left to pursue a freelance career as a photographer, writer and radio communications consultant working for various publications such as Popular Science Magazine and Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine.
He is also an author, having three published books, The Comprehensive Guide to Military Monitoring, The Adventures of Mekay (an illustrated children's book) and The Interceptors Club and the Secret of the Black Manta currently sold on both Amazon and iTunes.
Based on his unique expertise in radio communications monitoring, Steve started his own news information business known as "The Reporter's Edge" that cemented his reputation as the reliable source when it came to breaking news.
In his capacity as a breaking news source, Steve has worked for a variety of clients including all three major news networks, CNN and Fox and too many print publications to mention.
He also has helped produce and appeared in over a dozen programs on The History Channel, The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel as well as serving as a consultant and photographer on Ken Burn' s "The Dust Bowl" documentary on PBS.
Steve joined ABC 7 as a fulltime photojournalist in 2015 after establishing The ABC7 Situation Room which has become THE place online for Amarillo area breaking news, complete with a first-of-its-kind online streaming scanner where viewers can listen to public safety communications and be on top of breaking news from anywhere.