Doug was born in Abingdon, Virginia, and grew up in Kentucky, Southeast D.C., and Northern Virginia. He is the oldest son of Actor Ned Beatty and grew up around show business. Serving in the Navy from 1979 to 1982, Doug has worked as a farmhand, cook, waiter, bartender, taxi driver, electronics technician, computer programmer, and asset protection among other pursuits.
Doug moved to Delaware in 2001 and became politically active in 2011, ran for office in 2012, and has become an equal protection clause activist. in June of 2013 he joined the WGMD staff. Doug enjoys being outdoors, kayaking, fly fishing and and spending time with his family.