Michael Douglas joined the Akron Beacon Journal in 1983 as an editorial writer. He worked for a time as a reporter for the newspaper. He returned to the editorial board in 1991, becoming the Chief Editorial Writer in May of that year. In 1999, Douglas assumed his current position of Editorial Page Editor, in which he is responsible for the opinions expressed by the newspaper, letters to the editor, and the commentary that appears on the op/ed page. He and his wife, Sue, live in Akron. They have one daughter.