Emmy-winning reporter Doug Shimell joined NBC10 in 1995. Prior to NBC10, Shimell reported for WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, reported and anchored for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a political reporter and tornado chaser for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Shimell’s early career in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri covered a range of stories, from local crime and political corruption to the illegal diet pill trade. Known for his investigative journalism and exclusive interviews, his work has impacted the communities that he’s worked in and earned him multiple Emmy nominations.
In Philadelphia, he has covered some of the area’s most notorious crimes, including the Tom Capano/Anne Marie Fahey murder case and the Amy Grossberg/Brian Peterson infant murder case. His reporting on other issues has resulted in consumer protection laws, arrests of scam contractors, and closings of inhumane puppy mill pet stores.
He received an Emmy for his stories on the 2011 fatal natural gas explosion in Northeast Philadelphia. His coverage also prompted a state investigation of Philadelphia Gas Works and garnered a national Emmy nomination. His coverage of a Philadelphia-area group that brought an entire prom to Katrina-ravaged Biloxi High School in Mississippi was recognized with an Emmy nomination. His work has also been acknowledged with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, The Livingston Awards and numerous local press club honors.
Born in New Rochelle, New York, Shimell grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism. He is an avid tennis player, workout buff and is captain of NBC10's "Fighting Peacocks" gold medal-winning Dragonboat team. He lives in Montgomery County.