Dawn Burkes on Muck Rack

Dawn Burkes

Dallas, Texas
Entertainment Reporter and TV Writer — The Dallas Morning News

#Entertainment reporter and the #TV writer for @GuideLive and @DallasNews, #blerd, Black Magic Woman, #FAMU grad & host of @StillFromTheHip. Get at me.

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It seems that I've always known what I wanted to do for a living, until the media landscape made it so I didn't.

But I have persevered. Some of the careers I've had along the way include columnist, editor, page designer, makeup editor, recapper, etc. In newspapers, if you name it, I've done it.


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@DawnBurkes — 1,651 followers, 4,020 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @LettersOfNote: Is this a good time or bad time to mention something as frivolous as Charles Manson's stationery? I can't work it out.

Nov 20, 2017

Fantasia worked this song onto her Christmas album by sheer force of will and voice. #fantasia https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbt42-fBWtI/ 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I contributed to a gossip column.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and I miss it. I liked the finality of striking the keys. When you write using a typewriter, you have to really mean it. And I did.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Trish Tilby ... or Brenda Starr. I can never decide. Lois Lane is a bully.