Brea Douglas joined Boston 25 News in September 2022. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is excited to be living in Boston and serving this city by telling your stories!
For the past 3 years, she's been reporting in Birmingham, Alabama. It was there she covered everything from the riots in the wake of George Floyd's murder to the 11 day manhunt for an escaped inmate with a sheriff's deputy. She was also the first reporter to get an interview with the relative of a police officer shot and killed in the line of duty.
Before working in Birmingham, she reported in Springfield, Missouri for 2 years. It was there she got an exclusive interview with a man named Nicholas Godejohn. He was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Gypsy Blanchard’s mother, Dee Dee Blanchard who was accused of medically abusing her daughter for years. Because of this interview, the Oxygen Network contacted her to work as a producer for the network’s true crime documentary series highlighting the story. She was also featured in the documentary providing journalistic insight on the case.
Brea has also spent time working behind the scenes in news as an assignment desk editor for nearly 3 years at two TV stations in her hometown of Portland.
Her first job in television was in El Dorado, Arkansas as a multimedia journalist where she shot and edited her own stories.
Her interest in broadcast journalism started at her alma mater Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. During her time there, she hosted a smooth jazz radio show, was actively involved in the television center, and spent some time on the Lady Tigers Basketball team before knee injuries.
During her free time, she looks forward to cheering on the Boston Celtics, giving back in the community, and exploring the beautiful city along with its great food scene.
If you have any story ideas, please email her at Brea.Douglas@Boston25.com
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