Bradford 'Brad' Douglas is a reporter for the New York World.
His moniker those following his adventures known him as 'Douglas of the World' which not only points to the newspaper for which he is a very famous and highly respected foreign correspondent but also clearly indicates what in the business is known as his 'beat'. He is on good terms with his managing editor, Mike Shaughnessy, which is good because whenever Douglas gets to thinking he may be able to stay in one place for more than a couple days or, heavens forbid actually go back home for a time, he is told to get on the next available plane to yet another locale and another trouble spot.
In the two dozen stories that were aired about this intrepid reporter, the extents that this man will go to for his story are truly global. Whether it be Europe, with tales coming from Norway, Austria, Finland, Russia, Greece, and Turkey, or Asia, with Indonesia and Malaysia and Burma, Douglas has no hesitation to go where the news is or will be. He even hits a few places in his own home continent. Not sure if he ever makes it to South America but with a half dozen having still unknown locales, his passport must be quite full.
Douglas' journeys and his reporting are not, however, the reason for his inclusion here. Douglas has a tendency, or perhaps proclivity, for landing in the middle of the trouble he is in town to report.
Heading to Moscow to report on the funeral of Josef Stalin, Douglas ends up in trouble with authorities because he tangles with the KGB operatives tasked with following all American visitors. His journey to Iran to interview the sitting President of that country, Douglas will have a run-in with those labeled terrorists. He doesn't just write about smuggling in Vienna, he goes in search of those doing the illegal transport.
[Note: in what is somewhat of a rarity, real country leaders like Stalin and Mossadegh and Nehru are mentioned, lending a tremendous amount of authenticity to the tales.]
On a personal note, while we do not know that much about the personal life (what there is of it), we do know that he has a very good eye for spotting any lovely lady that comes near him and his ability with words definitely translates into getting to know them better. Since, however, we know of no recurring women in his life, we are left with the idea of Douglas being a confirmed bachelor.