Wayne Dawson


Wayne is co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning, seen weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. Wayne is also the host of "Neighborhood" -- a quarterly public-affairs program. Before teaming up with the morning crew, Wayne served as co-anchor of the weekend editions of Fox 8 News -- rated No. 1 for five consecutive years with Wayne behind the desk.

For two years prior to joining WJW in the late-'70s, Wayne was an anchor/reporter at WNIR Radio in Kent, Ohio. The 1979 graduate of Kent State University holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

An eight-time Emmy winner, Wayne is a member of the NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He is also a member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Recently, Cleveland Life Magazine named Wayne "Most Favorite Male" and "Best Dressed Male Television Personality" for the second time. He was also twice named one of the Jaycees "Outstanding Young Men of America." Beyond that, the Professional Women's Business Association selected Wayne as "Outstanding TV News Reporter" and Delta Sigma Theta named him "Man of the Year."

Recent Articles

  • Mom Shares Nightmare of Losing Daughter

    Posted on: 8:57 am, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 09:09am, February 6, 2014

    CLEVELAND — Her daughter was killed in a hail of gunfire.  Now the woman who lost her eye in the...
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  • Pay It Forward: Giving Back After the Gift of Life

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, December 19, 2013, by

    A daughter’s love… giving the gift of life. It’s time to give $500 to an unsung hero: someone who’s making...
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  • Pay It Forward: Giving Back to a Caregiver

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, December 12, 2013, by

    Giving back to a caregiver. It’s time to honor another unsung hero. We Pay It Forward in partnership with “The...
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  • Pay It Forward: Keeping Football Dream Alive

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, December 5, 2013, by

    They are on the verge of playing for a national championship; that’s if they can afford to get there. It’s...
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  • Pay It Forward: A Dedicated Volunteer

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, November 21, 2013, by

    They volunteer their time helping senior citizens– some of them younger than they are. It’s time to give $500 to...
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  • Pay It Forward: Love for a Landlord

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, November 14, 2013, by

    The relationship between a landlord and his/her tenants can sometimes be difficult. But, that’s not the case at a senior...
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  • Pay It Forward: Mother Gives Gift of Life

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, November 7, 2013, by

    Most every mother loves their children, but not everyone can give the gift of life. It’s time to give 5...
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  • Ted Ginn, Sr. Opens Up About Brave Battle with Cancer

    Posted on: 8:14 pm, November 6, 2013, by

    He’s a giant in local high school coaching, turning boys into men and guiding an inner city football team to...
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  • Pay It Forward: Generous Teacher Pays it Forward

    Posted on: 4:04 pm, October 31, 2013, by

    Giving back to a teacher– who then pays it forward, himself! Each week FOX 8 recognizes someone who is making...
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  • Pay It Forward: Helping Woman in Fight of Her Life

    Posted on: 5:39 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    It’s hard to see a friend suffer, especially one who’s been there for others. Each week FOX 8 recognizes someone...
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  • Pay It Forward: Special Dedication to Animals

    Posted on: 3:38 pm, October 17, 2013, by

    She has a love for animals– specifically a farm located in the middle of a city. She spends most of...
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  • Pay It Forward: Giving Back to ‘Loving’ and ‘Caring’ Instructor

    Posted on: 2:33 pm, October 10, 2013, by

    He’s enriching the lives of senior citizens. That’s why they call him an unsung hero. Each week FOX 8 recognizes...
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