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Dawn Baker takes the WTOC 6 p.m. anchor desk

Dawn Baker (Source: WTOC) Dawn Baker (Source: WTOC)

WTOC’s Dawn Baker, Savannah’s longest serving television journalist and a pillar to the community, is now the Co-Anchor of WTOC’s THE News at 6, the area’s most watched news program. Dawn Baker joins David Klugh behind the anchor desk at 6 p.m.

“Dawn Baker represents everything that this station is all about,” says Larry Silbermann, WTOC VP/General Manager. “She’s local. She’s involved in our community, and she is incredibly well respected in and out of this building.” Even with her new duties on THE News at 6, Dawn will continue to co-anchor THE News at 5 and 11 and host Bounce Around Savannah, a community public affairs program on the Bounce Savannah TV channel.”

Dawn’s commitment to journalism and the community has garnered numerous awards and honors from organizations such as NAACP, SCLC, League of Women Voters and more. Most recently, Dawn earned 2016 Best Documentary Award from Georgia Associated Press Media Editors for her program highlighting the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

As a young girl growing up in Riceboro, Georgia, Dawn had the goal of becoming a television news anchor and reporter. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University, she eventually made her way back home in 1989 to join WTOC as a Reporter and later earned the Anchor position.

Dawn is extremely active in the community. Not only does Dawn serve on numerous community boards, she also established Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy, a mentoring program teaching young women how to empower themselves and become leaders in their schools and communities.

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