Doug Levitt is a singer-songwriter, known for his work,” The Greyhound Diaries.” This a project that took nearly a decade to complete. Doug traveled by Greyhound bus for over 100,000 miles, across the United States. He encountered many different types of people along the way. He gathered stories of people’s lives, pictures, songs and other things from those he traveled with. He says that due to the fact that in this country, people don’t ride the bus if they don’t have to, so most of the people were struggling financially.
Levitt has 20,000 images from his travels. He has produced two records, put together a one-man show, published articles, done photo exhibits and built a web series. He has performed his work at The Kennedy Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Woody Guthrie Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the University of Southern California. The work has been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Billboard and by Reuters.
Prior to undertaking his journey, Levitt worked as a foreign correspondent for ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and other networks. He was based out of London and been to Iran, Rwanda, and Bosnia to cover stories.
Doug Levitt is the son of former Washington, D.C. City Council member Carol Schwartz and her husband David Schwartz. He went to public schools in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He went to Cornell University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and completed a Master’s Degree in International Relations.