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Dawndy Mercer Plank

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Board Member

Phone: (803) ***-****x**  HQ Phone
Palmetto Center for Women
1612 Marion Street, Suite 100
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
United States

Company Description: The Palmetto Center for Women is proud to be the Midlands' home and meeting place for the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual development of women....   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Active Member
    Shandon Baptist Church
  • Member
    Women

Education

  • BS , Telecommunications
    Ball State University
6 Total References
Web References
Palmetto Center for Women, Columbia SC - Formerly known as the YWCA
www.palmettocenterforwomen.org, 3 May 2014 [cached]
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www.the-harvest.org, 6 Feb 2013 [cached]
Guest Speaker: Dawndy Mercer Plank, WIS TV news anchor
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Dawndy has a regular feature called, "Fitness IS Fun," which shows a variety of ways for South Carolinians to live an active, healthy life.
Dawndy's awards include Best TV Personality for 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.
Dawndy received the Verizon 2012 Hopeline Hero Award that benefited SisterCare, an organization that helps battered women and their children. She was a 2011 Palmetto Center for Women TWIN Nominee, an honor presented to women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community. Dawndy's extensive coverage of a young boy's life changing because of a cochlear implant landed her a second place award by the Associated Press in the Medical/Health category in 2009. In 2002, the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness awarded her its Media Fitness Award. Dawndy ran as a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. And she received a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast in 2003. In 1994, she received the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association Personality of the Year Award, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia.
Dawndy's television career began in 1989 when she left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana to be a reporter at WBAY TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1992, she came to South Carolina to co-anchor WIS News Sunrise, and was later promoted to co-anchor WIS News 10 at 5.
In 1996, Dawndy moved to Houston, Texas and through Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency starred in commercials, print ads and industrial films. She spent time at Houston's KNWS News, KTRK TV, KSBJ Christian Radio, and hosted both a horse and travel show. Dawndy returned to WIS Television in 2001.
Dawndy is a frequent speaker at churches throughout the state and is an active member at Shandon Baptist Church. She is on the Oliver Gospel Mission's Vision Action Team to begin a new Women's Growth Center for homeless women and children. Dawndy is a board member of the Palmetto Center for Women and is actively involved in Trinity Focus, a monthly Christian outreach to businesswomen. She's also involved in programs that promote healthy living. Another great passion of Dawndy's is to help stray animals be adopted into good homes.
Dawndy Mercer Plank graduated with a BS in Telecommunications in 1989 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, after an internship in Washington, D.C.
Dawndy is married to Craig Plank and has three stepchildren.
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leecounty.wistv.com, 21 Oct 2011 [cached]
Dawndy Mercer Plank
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Submitted by Dawndy Mercer Plank, News Anchor
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Besides general assignment reporting, Dawndy specializes in health and medical stories, covering topics from open-heart surgeries, medical advances in fighting cancer to ways to be fit and trim. As a marathoner and triathlete, reporting on health issues is a perfect fit for Dawndy.
Dawndy's awards include Best TV Personality for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2003 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The Free Times Newspaper awarded her Best Anchor Personality for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1995 and 1994. Dawndy's extensive coverage of a young boy's life changing because of a cochlear implant landed her a second place award by the Associated Press in the Medical/Health category in 2009. In 2002, the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness awarded her its Media Fitness Award. Dawndy was given the honor of running as a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. And she received a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast in 2003. In 1994, she received the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association Personality of the Year Award, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia.
Dawndy's television career began in 1989 when she left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana to be a reporter at WBAY TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1992, she flew south to co-anchor WIS News Sunrise. She later was promoted to co-anchor WIS News 10 at 5.
In 1996, Dawndy moved to Houston, Texas and through Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency starred in commercials, print ads and industrial films. She spent time at Houston's KNWS News, KTRK TV, KSBJ Christian Radio, and hosted both a horse and travel show. Dawndy returned to WIS Television in 2001.
Dawndy is a frequent speaker at churches throughout the state and is an active member at Shandon Baptist Church. She is on the Oliver Gospel Mission's Vision Action Team to begin a new Women's Growth Center for homeless women and children. Dawndy is a member of Women in Philanthropy. She's also involved in programs that promote healthy living. Another great passion of Dawndy's is to help stray animals be adopted into good homes.
Dawndy Mercer Plank graduated with a BS in Telecommunications in 1989 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, after an internship in Washington, D.C.
Dawndy is married to Craig Plank and has three stepchildren.
Dawndy Mercer ...
lexington.wistv.com, 21 Oct 2011 [cached]
Dawndy Mercer Plank
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Submitted by Dawndy Mercer Plank, News Anchor
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Besides general assignment reporting, Dawndy specializes in health and medical stories, covering topics from open-heart surgeries, medical advances in fighting cancer to ways to be fit and trim. As a marathoner and triathlete, reporting on health issues is a perfect fit for Dawndy.
Dawndy's awards include Best TV Personality for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2003 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The Free Times Newspaper awarded her Best Anchor Personality for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1995 and 1994. Dawndy's extensive coverage of a young boy's life changing because of a cochlear implant landed her a second place award by the Associated Press in the Medical/Health category in 2009. In 2002, the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness awarded her its Media Fitness Award. Dawndy was given the honor of running as a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. And she received a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast in 2003. In 1994, she received the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association Personality of the Year Award, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia.
Dawndy's television career began in 1989 when she left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana to be a reporter at WBAY TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1992, she flew south to co-anchor WIS News Sunrise. She later was promoted to co-anchor WIS News 10 at 5.
In 1996, Dawndy moved to Houston, Texas and through Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency starred in commercials, print ads and industrial films. She spent time at Houston's KNWS News, KTRK TV, KSBJ Christian Radio, and hosted both a horse and travel show. Dawndy returned to WIS Television in 2001.
Dawndy is a frequent speaker at churches throughout the state and is an active member at Shandon Baptist Church. She is on the Oliver Gospel Mission's Vision Action Team to begin a new Women's Growth Center for homeless women and children. Dawndy is a member of Women in Philanthropy. She's also involved in programs that promote healthy living. Another great passion of Dawndy's is to help stray animals be adopted into good homes.
Dawndy Mercer Plank graduated with a BS in Telecommunications in 1989 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, after an internship in Washington, D.C.
Dawndy is married to Craig Plank and has three stepchildren.
Dawndy Mercer Plank - ...
www.palmettocenterforwomen.org, 4 June 2010 [cached]
Dawndy Mercer Plank - "Details!, Details!, Details! - January 2010 Cathy Novinger - "My Journey of Faith. - February 2010
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Dawndy Mercer Plank - "What is Your First Line of Defense?"
Speaker Bio "Feels like home. That's how Dawndy Mercer Plank describes living in South Carolina. Dawndy anchors WIS News 10 at 5 and WIS News 10 at 7. She is also the health and medical reporter covering everything from open-heart surgeries and medical advances in fighting cancer to ways to stay fit and trim. As a marathon runner and fitness buff, reporting on health issues is a perfect fit for Dawndy.
Dawndy's awards include Best Anchor Personality for 2009, 2008, 2005 and 2004 by Free Times, and Best Local TV Personality for 2009, 2008 and 2003 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. In 2002, the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness awarded her with its Media Fitness Award. In December 2001, Dawndy was given the honor of running as a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 1994, she received the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association Personality of the Year Award, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia. And readers of the Free-Times Newspaper in both 1994 and 1995 voted her Best Local TV Personality.
Dawndy's television career began in 1989 when she left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, for a reporter position at WBAY TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1992, she flew south to co-anchor WIS News Sunrise. She was later promoted to co-anchor WIS News 10 at 5.
In 1996, Dawndy moved to Houston, Texas where she entered the freelancing business. She was with Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency and starred in commercials, print ads and industrial films. She spent time at Houston's KNWS News, KTRK TV, KSBJ Christian Radio, and later hosted both a horse and travel show. Dawndy returned to WIS Television in 2001.
Dawndy is a frequent speaker at churches throughout the state and is an active member at Shandon Baptist Church. She is involved in programs that prevent child abuse, prevent cancer and promote healthy living. One of her greatest passions is helping stray animals be adopted into good homes.
Dawndy Mercer Plank graduated with a BS in Telecommunications in 1989 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, after an internship in Washington, D.C.
Dawndy is married to Craig Plank and has three stepchildren.
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