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Radio Television News Directors Association



News Anchor and Reporter


Multi-Platform News Manager


News Anchor and Reporter



Rushville Republican


Secretary of State


Indiana University

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Karl F. MacDorman

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5 o'clock news, Rick Dawson, reporter, WISH TV 8 Indianapolis, April 11, 2007.

September 28, 2013 : Rick Gevers and Associates

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RICK DAWSON, who was once the ND for WFYI-TV, the PBS station in Indianapolis, died Monday at the age of 51. He was a longtime reporter and anchor for WISH-TV, the CBS station in Indianapolis, and also worked in Ft. Wayne. He's survived by his wife, SHANNON, a former producer for WISH-TV, and three children.

The Indiana Radio Archive | RadioWatch Archive | September 25, 2013

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Indianapolis remembers former Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting's N-T/WFYI-FM (90.1fm, Indianapolis) multi-media news director and longtime local broadcaster Rick Dawson. Mr. Dawson recently passed away. Before Indianapolis, Mr. Dawson worked at LIN Media's CBS affiliate WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne). Mr. Dawson worked many years as an anchor and reporter at WANE-TV sister station CBS affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis). Mr. Dawson joined WFYI in the fall of 2012 and left WFYI earlier this year. The calling for Rick will be Sunday 29 September from 2pm until 6pm at The Knightstown United Methodist Church, located at 27 South Jefferson Street in Knightstown.

WFYI Public Media, a dual licensee ...

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WFYI Public Media, a dual licensee in Indianapolis, has hired its first multiplatform news manager, veteran Indiana broadcaster Rick Dawson. From 1987 to 2011 he was news anchor, reporter and investigative team manager for local CBS affiliate WISH-TV. He also worked as a news anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate WSAZ-TV in Huntington, W.Va., and WANE-TV, CBS in Fort Wayne. He's won five regional Emmys and honors from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Broadcasters Association and United Press International.

The Indiana Radio Archive | RadioWatch Archive | December 10, 2012

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Rick Dawson joins WFYI Public Media as a multi-platform news manager. His long media tenure includes a stop as anchor and reporter at LIN Media CBS affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis). Mr. Dawson replaces News Director Sharon Alseth, who remains with WFYI radio, as the producer of "No Limits" and the local news anchor in morning drive.

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