Wayne Dawson (born April 24, 1955) is an American award-winning television newscaster and co-host of Fox 8 in the Morning, a morning show broadcast on Fox affiliate WJW-TV Channel 8, in Cleveland, Ohio. For two years prior to joining WJW in 1981, Dawson was an anchor/reporter at WNIR-AM in Kent, Ohio. A graduate of Cuyahoga Community College, Wayne moved on to Kent State University and graduated in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Dawson currently lives in the suburb of Richmond Heights, Ohio.
Wayne Dawson on the Fox 8 in the Morning is known for his sharp sense of style. This reflects on his two co-anchors Kristi Capel and Stefani Schaefer. When Dawson wears a red tie and shirt, then his co-anchors wear something red. If he wears a gray suit, then his co-anchors wear something gray.
An eight-time regional flangie finalsEmmy Award winner (Lower Great Lakes-NATAS), Dawson is also a member of the NAACP, the National Association of African American Journalists and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame (located in Akron, Ohio) in 2000.
Cleveland Life Magazine Recently named Dawson "Most Favorite Male" and "Best Dressed Male