Don attended his first horse race at age 13 while at Longacres in Renton, Washington and has been handicapping races ever since. He has attended John Brooks Broadcasting School in 1994 where he met his mentor, Jim Byers who was the announcer at Remington Park at that time.
Stevens was hired as the backup announcer and Equibase chart caller at Remington Park in September, 1996 then was promoted to assistant media relations director and backup announcer in June, 1998. He took over for Mr. Byers as the full time announcer, simulcast host and TV host of the Remington Report on FOX 25 OKC in August, 1999.
Don was then hired as the track announcer, handicapper and simulcast show host at Delta Downs in 2003. He has called each $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot race except for its inaugural running in 2002 when Chris Kotulak was the Delta Downs announcer.
Don has been married to his wife Jan for 18 years, has three children and makes his home near Lake Charles, Louisiana.