Dakota Karson

Dakota Karson

Evening Editorial Lead

Dakota Karson is currently the evening editorial lead overseeing Newsy's daily news team. Dakota works with her team each and every night to engage Newsy's viewers and inform them about what's happening around the world. Prior to her role at Newsy, Dakota was in the Windy City as a digital video content producer. She started her career off in Champaign, Illinois, where she was studying broadcast journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduated in 2017 and has since been focused on bringing stories that matter to viewers. When she isn't in the newsroom, you can find her playing a round on the golf course, baking any of numerous baked goods from scratch, or driving up to Chicago to visit her family and friends.

Recent Work
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Sen. Bernie Sanders Released From Hospital Following Heart Attack

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak
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Joe Sestak Becomes 24th Candidate To Enter 2020 Race

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Oregon Republican Senators Flee The State To Block Climate Legislation

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U.S. Air ForceWorld

US Confirms Iran Shot Down An American Military Drone

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Enters 2020 Presidential Race

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Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law

Psilocybin mushrooms
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Denver Votes To Become First City To Decriminalize 'Magic Mushrooms'

Actor Peter Mayhew
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Peter Mayhew, The Original 'Chewbacca,' Dies At 74

President Donald Trump
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President Trump Vetoes Resolution On Saudi-Led War In Yemen

Chicago residents cast ballots
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Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago's Mayoral Election

Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen
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Trump Nominates Jeffrey Rosen As Deputy Attorney General

Cardinal George Pell
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Australian Judge Sentences Cardinal George Pell To 6 Years In Prison

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek
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'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

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House Passes Major Gun Control Legislation For First Time In Decades

President Donald Trump at rally in El Paso, Texas.
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Lawmakers Come To An Agreement, Trump And O'Rourke Hold Rival Rallies

Chris Brown
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Singer Chris Brown Released From Jail Following Rape Allegation

John Engler
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Michigan State University's Interim President Resigns

U.S Representative Steve King
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House GOP Leaders Remove Rep. Steve King From Committee Assignments

Jayme Closs
Barron County Sheriff's DepartmentU.S.

Wisconsin Officials Say Missing 13-Year-Old Has Been Found Alive

President Donald Trump gives Oval Office speech
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Trump And Democratic Leaders Address Nation On US-Mexico Border