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Dana King

Dana King (born March 7, 1960)[1] is an American broadcast journalist and sculptor. She served as an anchor for San Francisco CBS Affiliate KPIX. In 2012, King left KPIX to pursue her passion in sculpting and art.[2][3] Her outdoor sculpture commemorating the Montgomery Bus Boycott is displayed at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

Journalism Career

King won a local Emmy Award for her reporting in Honduras in 1998 and 2000, reporting on the consequences of Hurricane Mitch.[1] King also won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award in March 2005 for her reporting on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.[1] She is also known for her coverage of the conflict in Afghanistan, and the September 11 Attacks.[4]

In the early 1990s, King co-anchored ABC's Good Morning America Sunday,[5] before moving to CBS's CBS Morning News (1994-95)[6] and other CBS News programs.

Art Career

King announced her departure as a news anchor for CBS San Francisco on December 7, 2012.[7] Although this departure allowed King more free time to pursue her art career, she initially began her career while simultaneously working as a news anchor for KPIX-TV (CBS 5).[8] In the time following her departure, King planned to pursue her passion for art and sculpting.[9] King regarded sculpting to be her "third career," explaining art and sculpture to be her passion and true calling.[10] King's art includes the mediums of sculpture, charcoal drawing, and oil painting.[11] Furthermore, King explains her departure from journalism, saying, "I'm still a journalist, but now my medium is Clay.[12]"

Throughout her art career, King is known for her sculptures and community projects that revolve around the goal of portraying a political message.[13] 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.[14] This sculpture is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opened in 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama.[15] This sculpture depicts a teacher, grandma, and pregnant woman who are standing in a triangular formation.[16] Furthermore, King utilized her knowledge gained through journalism to portray these women as if they were from 1950s Alabama.[17] This sculpture of women, according to King, was meant to portray how the women involved were "quiet activists" who were silently making a difference although faced with discrimination.[18]

On October 13, 2018 in Oakland, California, members of the Oakland community began the painting of a mural near a local homeless encampment with the theme "Oakland for all of us."[19] This mural project was made possible by King who donated the space from the building she owns at East 12th Street and 13th Avenue.[20] King donated the wall with the hope to bring the community together as well as bring awareness to political change.[21] King explained, "Oakland is in the midst of an economic renaissance, but so many are being left behind.[22]"

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "Dana King". Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "KPIX Anchor Dana King Will Leave Her Post to Pursue Art Career", Oakland Tribune, December 5, 2012.  - via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Dana King Announces Departure From CBS 5", KPIX-TV, December 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Dana King Archived 2009-10-27 at the Wayback Machine, Mimi Towle, Marin Magazine, May 2007
  5. ^ "KTVI's King to co-host 'GMA Sunday'", Variety, October 2, 1992.
  6. ^ "'GMA Sunday' Anchor To Join CBS Magazine", Chicago Sun-Times, November 18, 1993  - via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  7. ^ "Dana King - Oakland - LocalWiki". localwiki.org. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Dana King - Oakland - LocalWiki". localwiki.org. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  11. ^ ""Art of Dana King" exhibit at Dominican through August 26 -- Dominican University of California". www.dominican.edu. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Wright, Barnett (April 19, 2018). "What's inside Montgomery's national peace and slave memorial museum opening April 26". Birmingham Times. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "KPIX Anchor-Turned-Sculptor Contributes Piece to Lynching Memorial". KQED. 2018-04-29. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Community Members Paint Mural Near Oakland Homeless Camp". 2018-10-14. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Community Members Paint Mural Near Oakland Homeless Camp". 2018-10-14. Retrieved .
  21. ^ Robinson, Ken (2018-10-08), "Introduction to Pearl King and her work", Time Present and Time Past, Routledge, pp. 1-12, doi:10.4324/9780429484056-1, ISBN 9780429484056
  22. ^ Robinson, Ken (2018-10-08), "Introduction to Pearl King and her work", Time Present and Time Past, Routledge, pp. 1-12, doi:10.4324/9780429484056-1, ISBN 9780429484056

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