Doug Levitt has had two exciting careers so far in his life. and as the creator of The Greyhound Diaries, he has traveled the country collecting and sharing his works. The Greyhound Diaries uses music, stories, and photographs of Doug’s 120,000-mile journey across the United States in a Greyhound bus. He shares layovers, accidental meetings and the occasional friendship with other travelers, many of which are struggling to make ends meet.
Before he gegan the Greyhound Project, which lasted over 12 years, Levitt was a foreign correspondent based in London. He spent much of his time dispatched to various places including Iran, Bosnia, and Rwanda, and reported for many news stations.
Doug Levitt was born and grew up in Washington, DC with both a mother and father in the political arena. He attended public schools and attended Cornell University earning his bachelor degree. After receiving the Fulbright Scholarship, he attended the London School of Economics earning his Master’s degree in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. London was his home for over a decade.
The Greyhound Diaries are portions of the interesting, raw and uncensored lives of those traveling on the Greyhound bus route. Doug left his position as a foreign correspondent, but he never left his interest and concern for the common people. This project has taken over 12 years of Doug’s life, and he has documented it all with his artistic works of songs, writings, and photos to express struggling America. His commentaries have been in the Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times of London, and The Christian Science Monitor to name a few.
Many people have seen the Project aired on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. During the weeks prior to the presidential election, Levitt completed a tour across the under-appreciated areas in 10 states to get out and vote. Levitt reflects back to when his father committed suicide when Doug was 16, as an intregal point in his artistic lifestyle, and his memior, Song from a Son, reveals those discoveries.