Doug Levitt – the Singer/Song Writer Founds the Greyhound Diaries

Doug Levitt established Greyhound Diaries as a way of expressing and sharing the journey stories of other struggling travelers. Levitt musical career name is Greyhound Diaries. His bus-traveling career has lasted more than a decade while using the Greyhound Bus to cover more than 100,000 miles since the start of his project. Bus travel has yielded songs, pictures, and stories of fellow travelers.


His project has resulted in significant media attention and coverage. Levitt has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Billboard, and The Wall Street Journal. Before commencing Greyhound Bus traveling career, Levitt was working as a foreign correspondent for CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. He was based in London and was dispatching from Rwanda, Iran, Bosnia, and among other countries.


Levitt went to Cornell University for his undergraduate studies. He was a student of the late author and astrophysicist Carl Sagan. Through the Fulbright Scholarship, he attended London School of Economics where he earned a master’s degree in International Relations. In London, Levitt changed his career from foreign correspondence to sing-songwriting profession. He, later on, moved to Nashville, where he established long-term relations with David Henry – a notable American producer.


The personal journey of poverty and suffering is a matter of great media and popular culture attention in America. The stories feature the experience of the struggling and suffering in our society. It is not uncommon to note that many of families and individuals are struggling to get through life. Through his Greyhound Diaries project, Levitt has brought the stories of US poverty to the world’s attention. He has succeeded in do so by writing novels, writing song lyrics and singing, and capturing and sharing more than 20,000 photographs.


He admitted to growing up in a resource rich family in which at one point his mother was a council member at Washington DC for Cornell University. By growing up in Washington DC, he confessed to having little contact with the lower classes in his younger years. He compensated for the knowledge gap where he majored in a musical career to write stories and sing about the struggling persons in our society.