When you wake up with Fox 9 in the Morning, you see Dawn bright and early. She anchors the 4:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. news and reports after that on the big stories of the day.
Dawn is the daughter of an Air Force Major who grew up mostly in Nebraska and says she is fortunate to have lived in the Midwest all of her life.
She’s a hardcore Cornhusker and Vikings fan and is looking forward to the Vikings playing in the Super bowl in 2018 on their home turf in Minneapolis -- at least she hopes.
Dawn loves Minnesota for the kind people who live here, many unique places to visit and the culture.
She has a passion for telling stories about people who love to make positive change in their community.
9 Questions for Dawn:
What’s your favorite movie?
Sex in the City.
What’s your favorite junk/cheat food?
Pizza, with everything (except anchovies).
What was your first job?
I flipped burgers at Wendy’s. It was the only place that hired 15 year olds at the time.
What’s your favorite Minnesota season?
Summer. My husband and I love to fish on our boat (and relax around beautiful scenery)
Favorite story you’ve covered:
A young girl who had a rare disease got life through new technology at the time: A Hyperbaric chamber. Her mom then opened a facility in Madison to help others.
Who is your personal hero?
I look up to both my parents who are wonderful examples of how to live my life.
Do you sing in the shower, in the car, or none of the above?
I sing EVERYWHERE! Ask anyone on the Fox 9 Morning News. I’m the singer in the group. It runs in the family. I don’t sing well, but I sing with passion.
When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be:
I thought I was going to be a veterinarian. Then I got a job at a pet shop and on the first day I was asked to clean out a dog’s…personal areas, I quit. J
Best vacation of all time?
My honeymoon. We went to Aruba for 5 days and I was able to sneak in some Texas Hold ‘em tournaments and won 1st place (and a good amount of cash)