Dawndy Mercer Plank Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, WIS-TV, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Dawndy Mercer Plank Biography

Dawndy Mercer Plank is an American journalist from Indianapolis, Indiana currently working as an anchor and reporter for WIS. Dawndy anchors WIS News 10′s afternoon and evening newscasts.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Age

Plank likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 50’s. 

Dawndy Mercer Plank Height

Mercer stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. 

Dawndy Mercer Plank Family

Mercer has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Dawndy has any siblings.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Husband

Mercer is married to Craig Plank. He is a stepfather to three children. 

Dawndy Mercer Plank Net Worth

Mercer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.

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Dawndy Mercer Plank Salary

Mercer earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Dawndy Mercer Plank Career

Dawndy is a member of Shandon Baptist Church and a frequent speaker at churches across the state. She serves on the board of directors of the Oliver Gospel Mission. She’s been a long-time member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Sister Study on Breast Cancer. Dawndy is involved in a variety of healthy-living initiatives, including being on the committee for Heart & Sole, a women-only run and walk to combat heart disease. She is a marathon and triathlon who is dedicated to helping others live healthy lives. She also advocates for plant-based nutrition.

Dawndy began her television career in 1989 when she moved from Indianapolis, Indiana to Green Bay, Wisconsin to work as a reporter for WBAY TV. She moved to South Carolina in 1992 to co-host WIS News Sunrise before being elevated to anchor the evening shows.

Dawndy relocated to Houston, Texas in 1996 and began acting in commercials, print ads, and industrial films. She worked at KNWS News, KTRK TV, and KSBJ Christian Radio in Houston, as well as hosting a horse and travel show. In 2001, Dawndy returned to WIS Television.

Dawndy has received numerous honors, including the Girl Scouts of South Carolina’s Woman of Distinction award. She was named a 2016 SCOPY Media Champion by the American College of Gastroenterology. Dawndy was honored into the Greenfield-Central School Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016 for her many accomplishments since graduating from high school. Dawndy was named the TV Anchor in 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2003 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.

She was named Sexiest News Personality in 2011 by the Free Times Newspaper, as well as Best Anchor Personality in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1995, and 1994. Dawndy was honored with the Verizon 2012 Hopeline Hero Award, which went to SisterCare, a shelter for battered women and their children. She was a nominee for the Palmetto Center for Women’s Tribute to Women in Industry in 2011, an award given to women whose extraordinary achievements distinguish them as business and community leaders and role models.

Her account of how deaf children’s lives changed following cochlear implants earned her a second-place award from the Associated Press in the Medical/Health category in 2009.

She received the Media Fitness Award from the South Carolina Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness in 2002. Dawndy participated in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games as a torchbearer. In 2003, she was honored with a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast.

She won the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Personality of the Year Award in 1994, as well as the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia the following year.

Dawndy Mercer Plank earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in 1989, after completing her studies at the Washington Center internship program in Washington, D.C.

Dawndy Mercer Plank WIS-TV

Plank is currently working at WIS-TV where she works alongside other famous WIS-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Adam Clark
  2. Von Gaskin
  3. Kevin Armone
  4. Dominic Brown
  5. Joe Gorchow
  6. Rick Henry
  7. Chris Joseph
  8. Adam Mintzer
  9. Drew Aunkst
  10. Madeline Cuddihy
  11. Hannah Cumler
  12. Alicia Barnes
  13. Leland Pinder
  14. Judi Gatson
  15. Sam Bleiweis
  16. Greg Adeline

Dawndy Mercer Plank Social Media Platforms

Plank is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 13k followers on Twitter, over 2 followers on Instagram, and over 29k followers on Facebook.

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