Dana King Biography
Dana King is an American broadcast award-winning journalist and former CBS Affiliate KPIX Morning News anchor. On December 7, 2012, King announced that she would be leaving KPIX to pursue her passion for sculpting and art.
In the early 1990s, King co-anchored ABC’s Good Morning America Sunday, before moving to CBS’s CBS Morning News (1994–95) and other CBS News programs.
Dana King Age
Dana was born on March 7, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is 61 years old as of 2021.
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Dana King Family
She was born to a black man from Arkansas and a white Jewish woman from Cleveland. Her dad was the maître d’ at the country club in town. However, her dad died when she was 18 months old. So, Dana was left with her mom and her older brother.
Dana King Husband
Dana is a married woman. She is married to Linden Keith King who is a linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the NFL – nine for the San Diego Chargers. Again she played four for the Los Angeles Raiders. After Football, Linden King transitioned into music. As a result, she was the lead singer in a country band titled “Linden King and Southern Steel” for several years in the early 1990s.
Dana King Education
King is a graduate of Ferris State University.
Dana King Journalism And Art Career
King won a local Emmy Award for her reporting in Honduras in 1998 and 2000. While reporting on the consequences of Hurricane Mitch. King also won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award in March 2005 for her reporting on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Additionally, She is also known for her coverage of the Afghanistan conflict and the September 11 Attacks.
King co-anchored ABC’s Good Morning America Sunday in the early 1990s, before moving to CBS’s CBS Morning News (1994–95) and other CBS News programs.
On December 7, 2012, King announced her departure as a news anchor for CBS San Francisco. Although this departure allowed King more free time to pursue her art career. She initially began her career while at the same time working as a news anchor for KPIX-TV (CBS 5). Furthermore, King planned to pursue her passion for art and sculpture in the time following her departure. King saw sculpting as her “third career,” explaining art and sculpture as her passion and true calling. Accordingly, King’s art includes sculpture mediums, charcoal drawing, and oil painting. In addition, King explains her departure from journalism, saying, “I’m still a journalist, but now my medium is Clay.
Art and Sculpture
King is known for her sculptures and community projects that revolve around the goal of portraying a political message throughout her art career. One of King’s best-known sculptures is her outdoor sculpture dedicated to the memory of the women who led and sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This sculpture is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama in 2018.
Moreover, this sculpture depicts a teacher, grandma, and pregnant woman standing in a triangular formation. In addition, King used her knowledge gained through journalism to portray these women as if they were from Alabama in the 1950s. According to King, this women’s sculpture was meant to portray how the women involved were “quiet activists” who, although faced with discrimination, silently made a difference.
On October 13, 2018, in Oakland, California, members of the Oakland community began painting a mural near a local homeless encampment with the theme “Oakland for all of us.” This mural project was made possible by King who donated the space from the building she owns on East 12th Street and 13th Avenue. King donated the wall with the hope of bringing the community together. Too, bringing awareness to political change. King explained, “Oakland is in the midst of an economic renaissance, but so many are left behind.
Dana King Doing Art.
Dana King Net Worth
The American journalist and artist have an accumulated net worth of about $ 1.7 million from her career.