Doug McIntyre


Doug McIntyre spent twenty-years as a television/screen writer and producer. Doug has written for all of the major television networks, including the hit series Married… with Children, WKRP in Cincinnati, Mike Hammer—Private Eye, and the critically acclaimed PBS series, Liberty’s Kids, which earned Doug a Humanitas Prize nomination for excellence in television writing. Together with Penny Peyser, Doug wrote, produced, directed the award winning film: Trying to Get Good: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon.

Doug BioAs a student of American history, Doug brings context to today’s top stories. A passionate fan of Jazz and the great American Songbook, Red Eye Radio is an eclectic mix of current events, history, music, sports, and sometimes just plain weirdness!

A frequent guest on television, Doug appeared on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect over a dozen times, as well as, Real Time on HBO, The History Channel, the FOX News Channel’s hit shows, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, as well as numerous appearances on CNN and other news/issues programs. Doug was a regular member of the Varsity Panel on CNBC’s Dennis Miller and wrote and performed his own segment, Under the Radar.

McIntyre is also a published author, having written for American History Illustrated, LA JAZZ Scene, the L.A. Times as well as many other periodicals, His book, Cheap Advice, was published by Time/Warner Books in 1995 and he is the twice weekly page one columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. In 2010 he was named “Best Columnist” by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

Born and raised in New York, Doug moved to Los Angeles in 1985 to work for Jack Klugman on an NBC sitcom. Doug is married to actress Penny Peyser (The In-Laws, The Frisco Kid, Rich Man, Poor Man, Crazy Like a Fox, All the President’s Men) Doug is a proud stepfather to two boys, Buck and Devon. Buck served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, retiring as a Captain and Black Hawk pilot. Devon currently attends the University of Expensive.   

Year after year McIntyre has been selected by his peers as one of the “most popular” and “most admired hosts” in the annual poll. The radio trade magazine Talkers consistently ranks McIntyre among the top hosts in the business. In 2009, his alma mater, Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts named McIntyre "Alumnus of the Year, click here to view.