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After service in Vietnam and Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, Phil Dawson used his GI Bill benefits to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh.

In the years since he had traveled the country as an award winning anchor and reporter, working at both large and medium market radio and television stations.

His interests include golf, running, reading, cooking and calligraphy.

Phil lives in the Rockford area with his wife Juliet and cat, Yo-Diggity.

You can email Phil at phildawson@wzzm13.com

You can follow Phil on Twitter.