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FOX-Champaign, WCCU-TV co-anchor/weather anchor and author Doug Quick (right) was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  Kiwanis president Martin Vota (left) conducted the meeting. 

 

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from Doug Quick, TV broadcaster, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Quick gave the club his history of growing up in Taylorville.  He has been a central Illinois radio and television broadcaster for 43 years, starting his career at WTIM Radio.  He’s worked in the Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur, Danville and Champaign-Urbana markets throughout is entire career.

Doug was co-anchor and chief weather anchor at WICD-TV and is currently co-anchor and weather anchor on FOX-Champaign, WCCU-TV in Urbana.  He is the longest tenured weather-caster in central Illinois.

He was awarded the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of Mid-America in 2013.  He was the winner of medium market Best Anchor in 2017 from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.  

Quick has written a book called “Pictures on the Prairie” on the first 10 years of central Illinois broadcasting and is due out before the end of December.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

 
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