Doug Newcomb began his career at the car stereo trade publication Mobile Electronics in the late 1980s, before serving as editor of Car Audio and Electronics until 1997. From 1997 to 2005 he was editor of Car Stereo Review, Mobile Entertainment and Road & Track Road Gear, all published by Hachette-Filipacchi Media. Between 2005 and 2008 Doug contributed to such publications and outlets as Road & Track, Popular Mechanics, MSN Autos, MSN Tech & Gadgets, MSN Travel, Corvette Quarterly, SEMA News and many others. In 2008, he published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley).
In 2008, Doug joined Edmunds.com as Senior Editor, Technology. While at Edmunds, he created a new Car Technology section for the website to educate consumers and arm them with information while out shopping for cars. He spearheaded such projects as creating the Car Technology 101 section to explain car technologies such as Bluetooth and telematics in easy-to-understand terms; assigning, editing and also writing the Automotive App of the Week features and monthly app comparison tests; blogging about breaking car tech news; testing vehicles from a technology perspective; producing and appearing in technology-themed videos; writing, assigning and editing features stories; writing model reviews and audio reviews; and other duties.
In January 2012, Doug left Edmunds.com to fully concentrate his efforts on Newcomb Communications & Consulting and leverage his expertise to help consumers, car companies and technology providers keep on top of the changes in this rapidly expanding and evolving space.
The mission of DougNewcomb.com is to be the leading source for expert content and a trusted advisor to consumers, automakers and technology suppliers attempting to navigate the rapidly evolving field of car technology. Doug Newcomb drives the conversation as a thought leader on car tech through media outlets and appearances, public speaking engagements and by providing marketing communication and consulting services.