Dawndy Mercer Plank Profile
Dawndy Mercer Plank is an American News anchor working for WIS-TV. She rejoined the WIS-TV news team in 2001.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Education
Mercer attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 1989, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications. It was after finishing her schooling in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Center internship program.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Career
Mercer is a News anchor at WIS-TV. She rejoined the WIS-TV news team in 2001. In 1989, Mercer left her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana for Green Bay, Wisconsin where she started her journalism career at WBAY TV as a reporter. Later she joined WIS South Carolina in 1992 and served as a morning anchor. She was later promoted to anchor WIS News 10 at 5.
Prior to rejoining WIS Television in 2001, she had moved to Houston, Texas where she starred in industrial films, commercials, and print ads in 1996. In addition, still in Houston, she hosted both a horse and travel show at Houston’s KNWS News, KTRK TV, and KSBJ Christian.
She is a member of Shandon Baptist Church, Oliver Gospel Mission’s Board of Directors, and a fluent speaker at churches throughout the state. In addition, she is one of the organization’s Vision Action Team to start a new Growth Center for homeless children and women, Trinity Focus, a monthly Christian outreach to businesspeople, as well as a board member of the Palmetto Center for Women.
Mercer has been participating in the Sister Study on Breast Cancer through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for quite some time. Crossover Communications International is an organization that initiates churches overseas, she has been on the board of directors. She is an advocate for plant-based nutrition, marathoner, and triathlete. Her love for good health assists her to help.
Quick Facts About Mercer
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Dawndy Mercer Plank Age
Mercer’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old she is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 50’s.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Height
Mercer stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Family
Information regarding her parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Husband
Mercer is married to her husband Craig Plank. The two tied the knot on October 11, 2008, in Blythewood. They have three stepchildren
Dawndy Mercer Plank Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WIS-TV she earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Net Worth
Mercer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News anchor.
Dawndy Mercer Plank Awards
The Girl Scouts of South Carolina awarded her as the Woman of Distinction and the American College of Gastroenterology awarded her as a 2016 SCOPY Media Champion. Since high school, she has achieved a lot which led to being inducted into the Greenfield-Central School Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2003 she was awarded by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine as the Best TV Anchor. She was awarded Best Anchor Personality for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1995, and 1994 and for Sexiest News Personality for 2011 by the Free Times Newspaper.
In 2012, she received the Verizon Hopeline Hero Award. The award helped SisterCare organization which helps battered women and their children. In 2011, she became the Palmetto Center for Women Tribute to Women in Industry nominee. The Associated Press in the Medical/Health category awarded her a second-place award for an extensive report on a young boy’s life-changing cochlear implant operation. In 2002, the South Carolina Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness awarded her a Media Fitness Award.
During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, she ran as a torchbearer. Later in 2013, received a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast. In 1994, she received the National Journalism Award for Best Television Coverage of Leukemia as well as the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association Personality of the Year Award.
Dawndy Mercer Plank WIS-TV
At WIS-TV Mercer works alongside;
- Joe Gorchow
- Rick Henry
- Jamal Goss
- Intisar Faulkner
- Hannah Cumler
- Billie Jean Shaw
- Judi Gatson
- Sam Bleiweis
- Greg Adaline