Doug Levitt

Artist/writer, The Greyhound Diaries

Doug Levitt has traveled more than 120,000 Greyhound miles over the last 12 years, rendering songs, stories, and images of fellow travelers, many struggling to get by. Inspired by WPA-era projects that drew a fuller portrait of America, Levitt has taken the work to a wide range of venues, including the Woody Guthrie Center, Walter Reed, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Kennedy Center, colleges, and homeless shelters.

His Greyhound Diaries project has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Before The Greyhound Diaries, Levitt was based in London, and dispatched from far-flung locales, including Iran, Rwanda, and Bosnia for ABC, NBC, and CNN. A graduate of the Washington, DC public schools and Cornell University, Levitt received a Fulbright Scholarship, and earned his masters in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from the London School of Economics.