Dana King

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Dana King
Born Dana King
(1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 (age 54)
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Education Ferris State University
Occupation Television, Journalist, Anchor
Notable credit(s) Good Morning America
Good Morning America Sunday
CBS Morning News
CBS This Morning

Dana King (born March 9, 1960)[1] is an American broadcast journalist who served as an anchor for San Francisco CBS Affiliate KPIX. At the conclusion of the 11:00 p.m. broadcast of the KPIX nightly newscast on December 7, 2012, King announced that she would be leaving KPIX to pursue her passion in sculpting and art.[2][3]

King won a local Emmy Award for her reporting in Honduras in 1998 and 2000, reporting on the consequences of Hurricane Mitch.[1] King also won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award in March 2005 for her reporting on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.[1] She is also known for her coverage of the conflict in Afghanistan, and the September 11 Attacks.[4]

In the early 1990s, King co-anchored ABC's Good Morning America Sunday,[5] before moving to CBS's CBS Morning News (1994–95)[6] and other CBS News programs.

King is a graduate of Ferris State University.

Candidate for Oakland City Council[edit]

King declared her candidacy for Oakland City Council District 2 in the November 4, 2014 General Election. [7] After announcing, King was quoted saying, "I'd been working on issues in the neighborhood for a while...When I heard Pat was retiring, it just came in a flash: 'I can do this.' "[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dana King". Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ "KPIX Anchor Dana King Will Leave Her Post to Pursue Art Career", Oakland Tribune, December 5, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Dana King Announces Departure From CBS 5", KPIX-TV, December 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Dana King, Mimi Towle, Marin Magazine, May 2007
  5. ^ "KTVI’s King to co-host 'GMA Sunday'", Variety, October 2, 1992.
  6. ^ "'GMA Sunday' Anchor To Join CBS Magazine", Chicago Sun-Times, November 18, 1993  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  7. ^ "Five Candidates Compete to Represent Council District 2". The Post News Group. 
  8. ^ "Dana King sets sights on Oakland City Council". San Francisco Chronicle. 

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