Hometown: San Diego
Started at FOX 5: January 2023
Interests: Reading, thrifting, exploring local coffee shops, going to concerts
Danielle Dawson is a digital news reporter at FOX 5 San Diego. She writes and produces content that can be seen on all digital platforms, including fox5sandiego.com, the FOX 5 app, and social media.
Before joining the FOX 5 team, Danielle worked as a reporting intern for inewsource, covering an array of local issues ranging from public health to housing policy and homelessness.
Originally from San Diego, she returned home after graduating from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a master’s degree in May 2022. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in literary journalism and dance from UC Irvine, where she worked on the school newspaper as the editor for the city news section. Over the course of her time as a student journalist, she wrote stories dealing with topics such as homeless enforcement in New York City, the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on healthcare for transgender youth, and the 2020 election.