Dawndy Mercer Plank Bio, Age, Height, WIS-TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Dawndy Mercer Plank Bio, Wiki

Dawndy Mercer Plank is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for WIS-TV serving the station as a News anchor. She has been working with this station since 2001. 

Dawndy Mercer Plank Age

Mercer is 56 years old as of 2023, she was born on April 2, 1967. Hence Dawndy celebrates her birthday on April 2nd of every year.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Height

Mercer stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Dawndy Mercer Plank  Education

Mercer attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 1989, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications. It was after finishing her schooling in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Center internship program.

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Dawndy Mercer Plank Career

Mercer works at WIS-TV where she serves as a News anchor. She rejoined the WIS-TV news team in 2001. In 1989, Mercer left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana for Green Bay, Wisconsin. Where she started her journalism career at WBAY TV as a reporter. Later she joined WIS South Carolina in 1992 and served as a morning anchor. Additionally, Dawndy was later promoted to anchor WIS News 10 at 5.

Prior to rejoining WIS Television in 2001, Mercer had moved to Houston, Texas. Where she starred in industrial films, commercials, and print ads in 1996. In addition, still in Houston, she hosted both a horse and travel show at Houston’s KNWS News, KTRK TV, and KSBJ Christian.

Dawndy Mercer Shandon Baptist Church,

Moreover, Plank is a member of Shandon Baptist Church, Oliver Gospel Mission’s Board of Directors, and a fluent speaker at churches throughout the state. In addition, she is one of the organization’s Vision Action Team to start a new Growth Center for homeless children and women, Trinity Focus.  A monthly Christian outreach to businesspeople, as well as a board member of the Palmetto Center for Women.

Mercer has been participating in the Sister Study on Breast Cancer through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for quite some time. Crossover Communications International is an organization that initiates churches overseas, she has been on the board of directors. She is an advocate for plant-based nutrition, a marathoner, and a triathlete. Her love for good health assists her to help.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Awards and Honors

Because of her outstanding work in various fields, she has been awarded various awards. including being named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of South Carolina. The American College of Gastroenterology awarded her as a 2016 SCOPY Media Champion. In 2016, Dawndy was inducted into the Greenfield Central School Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame for her numerous achievements since high school.

Moreover, she was awarded Best TV Anchor for 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2003 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The Free Times Newspaper awarded her Sexiest News Personality for 2011 and Best Anchor Personality for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1995, and 1994. Additionally, Plank received the Verizon 2012 Hopeline Hero Award which benefited SisterCare.  An organization that helps battered women and their children.

She was a 2011 Palmetto Center for Women Tribute to Women in Industry nominee. An honor presented to women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community. In 2003, she received a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast. Aside from that, in 1994, she received the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Personality of the Year Award, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia.

Dawndy Mercer Plank’s Net Worth

In Mercer’s career as a News anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Salary

She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Parents and Siblings

Mercer was born and raised in the United States, she manages to keep information regarding her parents and whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Husband/ Spouse

Mercer is married to her husband Craig Plank. The couple tied the knot on October 11, 2008, at Blythewood in the presence of their close friends and family. During the wedding, the bride broke the tradition by dressing in a blue and orange floral-fitting dress

Dawndy Mercer Plank Kids

Mercer is a proud stepmother of three kids, Camille, Chandler, and Chase. However, an update on her children’s information will be done once available.

Dawndy Mercer Plank WIS-TV

Mercer Plank works at WIS-TV where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Rick Henry
  2. Drew Aunkst
  3. Jamal Goss
  4. Intisar Faulkner
  5. Hannah Cumler
  6. Billie Jean Shaw
  7. Judi Gatson
  8. Sam Bleiweis
  9. Greg Adaline

Dawndy Mercer Plank Twitter, Facebook

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 13k followers, and around 34k followers on her Facebook page.