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“She has a gift for interviews and seems to put her sources at ease.”
Matt Peterson, Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Summer Dashe has the story.
She may be a native Californian, but Summer Dashe will be the first to tell you she is a true Texan at heart. After attending Southern Methodist University (Pony Up!), in Dallas, she knew she had found home in Texas.
Dashe graduated in May 2013 with a degree in journalism and excitedly joined the KLTV team in July. As a general assignments reporter she covers a variety of stories from breaking news and crime to features and human interest. She also fills in on the anchor desk often.
Summer was honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship Award by RTDNA, a national organization, for her commitment to ethical and responsible journalism.
She is grateful for her internships with KTVU Channel 2 News, in San Francisco, and WFAA Channel 8 News, in Dallas. She also earned a job working as a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News while attending college.
Dashe was a major part of her University’s student run television newscast, The Daily Update, where she did everything from producing to anchoring and was elected News Director her senior year. She was an instrumental leader in merging television, digital, and print media at SMU. She was also the President of SMU’s RTDNA chapter.
Throughout college Summer was eager to use her skills for non-profit organizations like The Akilah Institute, for which she filmed a promotional video during a two week trip alone to Rwanda, and reported on women’s education issues post-genocide. She also shot a promotional video for Cercle Social, a non-profit in Benin.
Dashe is a proud Tri Delta member, voted most outstanding Tri Delta 2013 by her sisters. She’s an animal lover and mom of a very sweet puppy named Sundae! She looks forward to when her big sister and brother visit and is eager to convert the rest of the Dashe family to Texans with hopes they’ll move here someday soon!
Summer is amazed at the warmth and kindness of the people she has met in East Texas and is grateful to you for the opportunity to report your stories. Got a story? Contact her, she’d love to hear it!
Keep checking back for more on Summer’s work and news happening around East Texas! Thanks for stopping by!