Emmy-winning reporter Doug Shimell joined NBC10 in 1995. Prior to NBC10, he reported for WTXF in Philadelphia, reported and anchored in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a political reporter and tornado chaser in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Early in his career, Shimell became known for his strong investigative work and exclusive interviews. At NBC10, 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.
Shimell received an Emmy for his coverage of the 2011 fatal 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 earned another Emmy nomination.
His work has also been honored with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, The Livingston Awards and numerous local press club honors.
Shimell grew up in Connecticut and 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 gold medal-winning Dragonboat team. He lives in Montgomery County.