Douglas Edwards came to WSB from WAGF Dothan Alabama. In his early days, he honed his craft at WSB Radio. He worked both as a member of the radio news staff and assistant news editor on the Atlanta Journal. He left in 1938 to work at WXYZ in Detroit, but returned to WSB in 1940 as assistant news director. In 1942 he went to New York where he became an icon of broadcasting.