Doug Clark – A Man of Many Talents

March 6, 2018 by easternmagazine


Newspaper Columnist, Doug ClarkI’ve always wanted to write a celebrity interview. You know, the kind that appears in Harper’s Bazaar: “On a clear Saturday afternoon, Sandra Bullock, dressed in a bright pink sundress, met me in the lobby of a Beverly Hills hotel. She’s as witty and self-mocking as a fan might expect.”

I finally got my chance Nov. 30, when I interviewed EWU alumnus Doug Clark, newspaper columnist extraordinaire.

We met on a rainy afternoon at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. He walked in dressed all in black, wearing his trademark Trailer Park Girls baseball cap. I hadn’t seen Clark in more than 10 years since we worked together at The Spokesman-Review. He hasn’t changed much.