Doug Wilson


Year Inducted: 2019

During a 50-year career, Wilson served as director/producer for ABC’s Wide World of Sports, helping the show become the most important brand in sports TV and also accrue 17 Emmy wins. As a producer and director, he covered 51 sports in an odyssey that took him across five continents to events of all proportions: from Olympic arenas (10 Olympics in total) to backroom pool halls, from the Grand Prix of Monaco to wrist-wrestling in Petaluma, from figure skating in Beijing to gymnastics in Brazil. Wilson was honored by Directors Guild of American with its Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports in 1993 and was inducted into the National Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2003.