Douglas Sovern is an award-winning radio journalist, author of fiction, and musician and songwriter.
He is a political and investigative reporter at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. Winner of almost 200 journalism awards, he began his career at The New York Times and has also worked for Associated Press Radio and San Francisco radio stations K-101 and KGO. For more on his journalism career, and to hear selected radio pieces, please click on the RADIO page.
He is also a writer of fiction. He wrote the groundbreaking Twitter novel “TweetHeart” in 2011—the first work of its kind—and began writing and publishing short stories in 2013. His stories have been featured in Narrative Magazine, Sand Hill Review, Gemini, Black & White, Crack The Spine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hobo Pancakes and The Penmen Review, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the West anthology. For more on his writing career, and to read some of his stories, please click on the FICTION page.
He is also a bassist and songwriter. He is a member of the rock groups Eyewitness Blues Band and The Fallopian Dudes, and he writes and performs political parody songs on KCBS as leader of the Not Ready For Drive Time Singers. For more on his music career, and to hear some of his songs, please click on the ROCK & ROLL page.
From 2006-2010, he wrote the Sovern Nation blog, about national and California politics. The blog still appears occasionally, especially during campaign seasons. For more on the blog, and to view the archives, please click on the SOVERN NATION BLOG page.
Doug was born in New York City and is a graduate of Brown University. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, Dr. Sara Newmann, and their twins.