“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.
You can catch Summer anchoring Good Morning Carolinas on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7-8 and 9-10. During the week you’ll find her live in the field investigating stories that matter to you.
Dashe graduated in May 2013 from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, with a degree in journalism and in July excitedly joined KLTV 7 News, the number one station in East Texas. She began as a general assignments reporter covering a variety of stories from breaking news and crime to features and human interest. Soon after joining the KLTV team, Summer began anchoring several newscasts.
During her time at KLTV she earned a Texas Lone Star Emmy Award for her part in covering an EF3 tornado that hit Van, TX. Dashe was one of the first reporters to arrive and spent 27 hours straight reporting live from ground zero. Her camera was the first permitted deep into the wreckage during an exclusive ride along with local law enforcement. She was the first to break the news that the storm had resulted in fatalities hours before even networks or other local outlets could confirm it. The exclusive story she told two days later about the Mayor of Van playing golf instead of attending an early morning press conference, was aired on local stations across the country, CNN, and Good Morning America.
Her rapport with law enforcement and genuine interest in people serves her well in earning sources and building a network of tipsters. She learned quickly that relationship building is one of the most important skills a journalist can possess. She has landed major exclusive interviews like with a convicted murderer, a tight-lipped police chief who resigned in the middle of a sexual assault scandal, and friends and family closest to some of the community’s biggest stories.
She may be a native Californian, but Summer Dashe will be the first to tell you the south has her heart. Summer is an animal lover and mom of a very sweet puppy named Sundae. You’ll often find her volunteering with various rescue organizations in her free time. She also enjoys FaceTiming with her sister and baby niece who live in Nashville. She spends time catching up with her brother, mom, and dad who all live in California, too. Summer says she could make friends with a wall! She’s very friendly and hopes you’ll contact her with story ideas, job opportunities, or just to say hello.