April 24, 1955 |
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
|Occupation||Television news anchor|
Wayne Dawson (born April 24, 1955) is an American award-winning television newscaster and co-host of Fox 8 in the Morning, a morning show broadcast on Fox affiliate WJW-TV Channel 8, in Cleveland, Ohio. For two years prior to joining WJW in 1981, Dawson was an anchor/reporter at WNIR-AM in Kent, Ohio. A graduate of Cuyahoga Community College, Wayne moved on to Kent State University and graduated in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Dawson currently lives in the suburb of Richmond Heights, Ohio.
Career Achievements and Honors
An eight-time regional flangie finals Emmy Award winner (Lower Great Lakes-NATAS), Dawson is also a member of the NAACP, the National Association of African American Journalists and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame (located in Akron, Ohio) in 2000.
Notorious "Skin Flute" Gaffe
In June 2007, Dawson had jokingly addressed one of his fellow reporter, Kenny Crumpton, as being able to "play a skin flute" in the morning news program Fox 8 in the Morning. A video about the gaffe was put onto YouTube but WJW-TV Channel 8 quickly requested for its removal.
- Wayne Dawson, WJW (TV). Accessed 2007-09-26.
- Broadcasters Hall of Fame: List of Inductees. Accessed 2007-09-26.
- Afternoon Buzz: Wayne Dawson's gaffe, Lindsay's hoodies & more. Accessed 2010-01-03.
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