Feb 5, 2012 8:05 PM by Paul Kavanaugh

KOAA 5's news director Michael Langley on the passing of Sports Director Lee Douglas

No words can accurately express the sorrow we at News 5 feel at the loss of our friend and colleague Lee Douglas.

Lee was not only a consummate professional, having covered sports for southern Coloradans for more than 30 years, he was as friendly and gregarious as he seemed on television. In fact, Lee dedicated his time, money and energy to the Boys and Girls Club and many other causes in our community.

Lee's professionalism led him to cover Super Bowls, Olympians and local young men and women whose achievements thrilled us all. Lee has a gift for storytelling and infused every story with poetic verse and hometown pride.

Lee also has a gift for making everyone feel welcome. Lee would frequent local restaurants and almost always be recognized. Those who met Lee left his presence feeling like they had known him all their lives.

Lee touched those of us with whom he worked at KOAA, the coaches and players who were the subject of his interviews and all southern Coloradans. All of us at KOAA are proud to have known Lee Douglas and salute not only the storied career but the impact he had on everyone in southern Colorado.

Michael Langley, news director, KOAA 5


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