georgia.dawkins98.14038466724419 Georgia E. Dawkinshttp://www.georgiadawkins.com
Georgia Dawkins is a freelance writer, producer, video editor and media consultant in Atlanta, Ga. With more than eight years of experience, who has left her mark in New York City, Tampa, Fort Myers, Shreveport and Tallahassee. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna got her start at ABC News in 2008 as a digital fellow. After 10 weeks of writing for ABCNews.com and producing segments for ABC News NOW, the network hired the college sophomore as a desk assistant for Good Morning America and World News Now. In 2010, she returned to Tallahassee for her final semester at FAMU and began producing at WCTV-TV. After four months of sleeping in her car between work and 17-hour course load, Georgia accepted a full-time producing job at WBBH/WZVN. In Fort Myers, she produced and edited a two-hour morning newscast. After two years, the aspiring news manager moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to serve as senior producer. At KSLA News 12, Georgia led special projects like “On the Road,” a live showcase of communities in 4 states in that market (Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma) She organized the story budget, pre-produced content, developed a social media plan and field produced each one-hour show. The stories focused on economy, education and culture. At ABC Action News in Tampa, Georgia had the privilege of producing content in her home market. Georgia is committed to newsroom diversity. As a former member of the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) board of directors, Georgia advocated for student journalists. In 2011, she created an award ceremony where student members honored the work of their peers. Georgia currently sits on the board of directors for the Journalism and Women’s Symposium (JAWS). In 2014, Georgia was honored by JAWS as an Emerging Journalist. That same year, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) selected her to be one of six SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellows.