Dawn Baker Bio, Wiki
Dawn Baker is an American anchor working at WTOC in Savannah, Georgia as the co-anchor of The News at 5:30 and THE News at 11:00. She has been working the WTOC news team since 1989.
Dawn Baker Dates of Birth
Baker was born on the 16th of April in Ricabero, Liberty County, Georgia, United States. She has not revealed the year when she was born, however, she might be in her 50’s.
Dawn Baker Measurements
Baker stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Dawn Baker Work Experience
Baker has been working at WTOC since 1989, and she serves as the anchor of the 6 pm newscast. While she was in high school she wrote in her senior memory book that she wanted to become a television news anchor and reporter. Riceboro, Georgia is her native home and she was educated in both the Chatham and Liberty County Public Schools she graduated with honor from Savannah High School. Later on, she joined Howard University in Washington, D.C where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to joining the WTOC team in 1989, as a reporter, she worked in Wilmington, N.C. as a reporter for a year. In addition, she has covered both the court beats and education while she served as a general assignment reporter.
Over the years Baker has been active in the community and has been serving on boards such as; the American Diabetes Association, Goodness & Mercy Foundation, Inc, Better Business Bureau, the Wesley Community Center, the Reardon Center for Children with Brain Disorders, and the American Red Cross Bone Marrow Program. Her trips to Ghana made her more driven and committed to helping those in need and she was moved by the gracious and beautiful people in the Konongo Village who work hard but very few move above a certain level of poverty. Since the June 2006 mission, she worked to bring up money to assist the foundation make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless people in underserved areas of Africa. In addition, she traveled to another third-world country in February 2007, where she volunteered with a group called Faith In Practice on their medical mission to Guatemala. In September, Dawn also went back to Africa where she stayed for a week and worked with the Goodness & Mercy Foundation in Ajalli, Nigeria.
Furthermore, she has worked with a number of community boards in the past that help improves the quality of life for our fellowmen such as; the American Red Cross Bone Marrow Program, the Better Business Bureau, the Wesley Community Center, Goodness & Mercy Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the Reardon Center for Children with Brain Disorders. She has also hosted numerous fundraisers for a number of non-profit organizations in the Coastal Empire and Low Country as well as a host of the Children’s Miracle Network and the College Fund Telethons. Dawn has also been the co-host of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Parade and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
In addition, her favorite assignments were stories where someone was in need of help or where a talented person was showcased. The Associated Press recognized her outstanding work and awarded her with the Best Series and Best Documentary Awards. She was also voted as runner-up to Best Local TV Anchor by the Savannah readers and was honored with the Community Service Award. Furthermore, a number of civic organizations have recognized her work in the community and on-air in addition to being named as, A Woman Of Distinction by Georgia State NAACP, The Girl Scouts of Coastal GA, and the National Council of Negro Women. Other awards she has received are from the Mu Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity which gave her the Citizen of the Year award, Dr. Muriel Williams Battle Shero Award from The Consortium of Doctors, and The Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from The 100 Black Men of Savannah.
She has also received The Drum Major for Justice Award from The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Southern Regional Press Institute Service Award from the Savannah State University, Young Careerist award from Port City Business and Professional Women, Beverly Whitehead Award for Service to the Youth Commission from the Chatham County Youth Commission, the Excellence in Journalism Award from the League of Women Voters, she was named as The Top Ten Working Women by the A Working Woman In Need (A.W.W.I.N.), also named Woman of the Year by the Top Ladies of Distinction, and presented with the Rosa Parks Award by The AME Evangelical Minister’s Union. In addition, she can also be found speaking at a number of civic events and talking to students as she encourages them to set their goals high and stay in school.
Dawn Baker Net Worth
In Baker’s career as an anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Dawn Baker Earnings
Baker receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Dawn Baker Parents and Siblings
Born and raised in the United States, Baker manages to keep information regarding her parents and or whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of this information will be out when available to the public.
Dawn Baker Husband
Baker is married to Dean however, she has not revealed information about her wedding.
Dawn Baker Kids
Baker manages to keep information regarding whether or not she has any children away from the public. An update of this information will be out when available.
Dawn Baker Book
Baker released her first book called, Dawn’s Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know. Her book is meant to change the world and the next generation of leaders by empowering women one girl at a time. A part of her book goes to “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship,” which is a fund she created to assist young ladies with chronic/life-threatening illnesses go to college. She has also awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to very deserving young ladies.
Dawn Baker Twitter and Facebook
Baker is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 2k followers, and around 26k followers on her Facebook page.