Doug Cope

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Doug Cope is a reporter/anchor at WBZ, and host of the daily feature “The Parent Report”, which reports on issues involving children and parenting.

Doug has both a broadcasting and public affairs background, having served eight years in state government, most recently as Public Affairs Director for the State Highway Department. Doug worked in similar capacities at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Before entering state service, Doug was a News Director/ Reporter at several radio stations in New England, including WHDH in Boston, WHYN in Springfield, MA, WJBQ in Portland, ME, and WHEB in Portsmouth, NH.

Doug lives on the South Shore with his wife and two children.

Recipients of the Cradle-To-Crayons Backpack-A-Thon Drive (Photo: Cradles-To-Crayons/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Cradles to Crayons Achieves a Major Milestone

Since 2002, this organization has helped nearly a million children thrive at home, at school, and at play


Cradle To Crayons Volunteers work together to fill bags at a recent backpack drive (Photo Credit: Cradles To Crayons/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Cradles to Crayons Distributes Thousands of Backpacks To Children in Need

For ten years, Cradles to Crayons has distributed backpacks full of books and school supplies to children in need across the state, as they begin a new school year.


Recent participants of a Cradles to Crayon fundraising drive. (Photo Furnished by: Cradles to Crayons/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Cradles to Crayons Helps Needy Children Thrive

This month WBZ Cares features “Cradles to Crayons,” a Boston-based organization which provides children from birth through age 12 with essential items – clothes shoes, school supplies and toys – which they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.


Marisa Centeio, Women's Learning Center Graduate at St. Mary's (Photo Credit: St. Mary's Center for Women and Children )

WBZ Cares: St. Mary’s Center Graduates Women From Education And Job Training Programs

This month, the WBZ Cares Campaign is profiling St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, which provides housing, education and services for young women and their families.



WBZ Cares: “St. Mary’s Center” in Dorchester Helps Women and Their Children

For the month of July, WBZ profiles St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, located on Cushing Avenue in Dorchester. St. Mary’s Center provides housing, education and services for young women and their children.


Police searched on Feb. 23 for a missing man under a railroad bridge on the Charles River. (WBZ-TV)

Surveillance Video Prompts Search For Missing Man In Charles River

Police say video evidence led them to search the section of the river for Zach Marr, who went missing from the Bell In Hand Tavern ten days ago.


Volunteers gathered toys at Project Hope's holiday toy drive. (Photo credit - Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Project Hope’s Annual Toy Drive In Full Swing

Volunteers from several companies are helping gather toys for an annual toy drive put on by Project Hope, a Boston-based agency dedicated to helping low-income families.


(Image credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey Shows Most Workers Don’t Expect Holiday Bonus

‘Tis the season for giving–but apparently not for employers, according to a survey.


Elephants brunch on Hanover Street (WBZ-TV)

Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants Brunch In Boston

The elephants paraded through the streets and chowed down on watermelon.


Greg and Melanie Magazu and their children (WBZ-TV)

Our Religion Permits Spanking, Aspiring Foster Parents Tell Court

Spanking can be an appropriate punishment, a Fitchburg couple contends.



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