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Evening Anchor/MMJ/Managing Editor
October 2015-Present
-Anchor of ABC 15 News at 5,6,7 and 11 weekday evenings. Previously anchored Good Morning Carolinas Saturday and Sunday.
-MMJ with a focus on investigative journalism and long-term special reports, as well as breaking, crime, and features.
-Helped launch WPDE’s first investigative unit. Trains reporters on a variety of investigative and storytelling techniques.
-Newsroom leader with social media, including Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter and Videolicious.
-Most viewed Facebook Live in WPDE history
-More social followers than any reporter in the market
-Speak at universities about social media and journalism
-Launched GMC Weekend Facebook Live segments
-Started a cooking segment called Whip Up Your Weekend.
-Emceed Heart Ball of the American Heart Association 2016-2018.
-Emceed Heart Walk for the American Heart Association 2016-2018.
-Led media training at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
-NPPA, RTDNA and SPJ member.

KLTV 7 News
July 2013-July 2015
Shoot, edit, and write for daily package turn as a multimedia journalist. Produce and anchor shows. Post web stories and update social media accounts.

The Dallas Morning News
Staff Writer
August 2012-December 2012
Report the crime beat and write features. Interview, report, and write articles for DallasNews.com and The Dallas Morning News daily paper.

News Director and Video Editor
August 2011-May 2013
Elected News Director to oversee production of SMU-TV and SMU’s daily morning news broadcast, The Daily Update, and manage online content for SMUDailyCampus.com. 6 a.m. crew call.

The Daily Campus
January 2011-Present
Write and report for Southern Methodist University’s award winning student run newspaper.


WFAA Channel 8
Dallas, TX
News Intern
January 2013-May 2013 DSC_7200

KTVU Channel 2
San Francisco, CA
News Intern
Summer 2012

PBS “Down to Earth”
Dallas, TX
Production Intern
June 2011-January 2012

The Danville Weekly
Danville, CA
Feature Intern
Summer 2008

Volunteer Video Work:

Promotional Video Editor (February 2012-May 2013)
Shoot, edit, and produce promotional video for a nonprofit organization benefiting education in the country of Benin.

Akilah Institute for Women
Promotional Video Editor (January 2012)
Shoot, edit, and interview staff and students on site in Rwanda and produce documentary and a promotional video for the nonprofit school. Spent three weeks as an MMJ in Kigali, Rwanda.

2019 Southeast Emmy Award Nominee Investigative Report
“The Domino Effect”
Click here to view this investigation.

2019 Southeast Emmy Awards EMMA Honorable Mention Investigative Report
“The Domino Effect”
Click here to view this investigation. 

2019 Southeast Emmy Awards EMMA Honorable Mention General Assignment
“The Rescue”
Click here to view this story.

2018 First Place RTDNAC Anchor Team of the Year 
“Anchor Team of the Year”
Click here to view Summer’s anchor reel.

2018 First Place RTDNAC General News
“The Domino Effect”
Click here to view this award winning investigation.

2017 South Carolina Broadcasters Association STAR Award
“North Myrtle Beach Fire”
Click here to view the Facebook Live that helped earn first place in the Convergence Coverage Category.

2016 First Place RTDNAC General Assignment by an MMJ
“Brittanee Drexel Talk of the Town”
Click here to view this award winning story.

2016 First Place RTDNAC Education
“ABC15 Investigates: Energy Positive Schools”
Click here to view this award winning investigation.

2015 Texas Lone Star Emmy
“Disaster in Van”
Evening Newscast Smaller Market

2013 Most Outstanding Tri Delta
Theta Kappa Chapter

2012 RTDNA Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship
Ethical and Responsible Journalism

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National Press Photographers Association
Quarterly Clip Contest Entrant
News Video Workshop #Y58 Graduate

The American Heart and Stroke Association
Promotional Signs Chairman (2014)
Auction Committee (2015)
Emcee (2016, 2017, 2018)

Radio Television Digital News Association
May 2010-Present
SMU Chapter President (2012-2013)
Two Time Regional Award Winner (2016)
Two Time Regional Award Finalist (2018 awaiting results)

Society of Professional Journalists
June 2017-Present
Regional Award Winner (2017)

Delta Delta Delta
Chapter Correspondent Chair (2010-2011)


Southern Methodist University ’13
Dallas, TX
Major: Convergence Journalism Minor: Ethics

Click here to download a printable resume.

  1. Patty K. said:

    Summer it looks like you are well on your way…You are a natural! It feels like it has been forever since you and Kaci cheered together in high school… So happy for you and all your accomplishments, thus far. Very best of wishes to you!

    • Summer Dashe said:

      Thanks so much. I appreciate your support! Hope you and Kaci are well!

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