Dana Rebik

Dana Rebik


I’m thrilled to be back in the Northwest where my career began. I got my start as a reporter, photographer, producer, editor and anchor at KCBY in Coos Bay, Ore. After a year of being a “one (wo)man band,” I went to KVAL in Eugene. There I covered everything from city politics to investigating a mold-ridden firehouse — a story that won a first-place award from the Associated Press. I went on to work as a general assignment reporter at WPTY in Memphis and covered primarily local crime and investigated corruption in local government.

Since coming to Seattle, I’ve reported on a variety of stories but I’ve spent a lot of time investigating the state prison system after the murder of a female corrections officer at the hands of an inmate.

I’m known around the newsroom for… 

Having the biggest stash of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes —  I hate getting sick.

What keeps me going…

Knowing that this job gives me the ability to help people.  I love that I can give people a voice and it is rewarding to see a community respond to someone’s story by wanting to reach out to them and helping or righting a wrong that negatively affects their life.

My greatest TV moment…

Two years ago, I met five families who had all lost loved ones to drunk drivers. I organized a half-hour special where they were able to meet with a legislator, prosecutor and Washington State Trooper to talk about current laws and how they could be improved. The family members then went on to work with a legislator to craft tougher DUI laws and this past session, after testifying in front of committees, the legislature passed three new laws. It was a really rewarding  moment.

TV moment I’d like to forget… 

It’s hard to pinpoint one, but in Seattle there have been a few times when the rain and wind get going and I’ve ended up with a mouthful of hair during a live shot — never a good look.

If I had free time, I would… 

With two kids and working full time, I don’t have a whole lot of “me” time. I would definitely say it would be nice to spend a day at the spa and get the works — massage, nails, facial — that would be quite a treat.

Send your story ideas and news tips to me at danarebik@q13fox.com

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