Doug Moe


Doug Moe, a lifelong Madisonian and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was called “the inimitable chronicler of Madison” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. Moe has worked as a journalist and author for over 40 years. As a daily newspaper columnist for The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, he wrote some 4,000 columns.

Prior to his newspaper career, he was editor of Madison Magazine where he writes a monthly column and weekly blog today. He is also a regular contributor to Milwaukee Magazine and writes books including corporate histories and is collaborating on autobiographies and profiles with some of Wisconsin's most notable leaders.

Doug has won numerous awards for his writing, including being voted best local writer or columnist more than a dozen times. He has also been honored by the Milwaukee Press Club for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism. His books include "Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime", co-authored with Wisconsin's four-term Governor Tommy Thompson;  “The Right Thing to Do: Kit Saunders-Nordeen and the Rise of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin and Beyond”,  The corporate histories of United Way of Dane County and Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) and the Northside Town Center,  "Stroke Runner", written with Eric Sarno whose inspiring story is told in the book;  “The World of Mike Royko” (a Chicago Tribune Choice Selection of the Year); and “Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxing’s Greatest Team,” runner-up for the Derleth Award for best non-fiction book of the year by a Wisconsin author.  Doug also collaborated with legendary UW Marching Band Director Mike Leckrone on his autobiography which is currently in publication.

Doug also wrote “Good Men” the story of Irwin and Bob Goodman, the highly respected Madison businessmen and philanthropists. It was published in late 2014 to wide acclaim.  Additionally, he helped former State Senator Tim Cullen edit his book, "Ringside Seat:  Wisconsin Politics, the 1970s to Scott Walker" as well as Cullen's book, "Disassembled: A Native Son on Janesville and General Motors". Doug also helps publishers and authors by serving as an editorial consultant on a variety of projects, editing, revising and rewriting manuscripts as needed. He is in demand as a freelance magazine writer and was recently contacted by a well-known cinematographer to collaborate on a documentary film.    

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